Laura Kiesel – Verywell Health

Strong points

  • Master in environmental sciences and policies.
  • Over 15 years of experience writing and writing reports on environmental and health related topics

One of my biggest passions is sharing information and news on health related topics with the public in an engaging, educational and informative way. I hope that through my writing and reporting, I can debunk myths and stereotypes and elevate science and facts in a way that also promotes equity and access for all.

– Laura Kiesel


Laura Kiesel is a longtime writer and journalist whose articles have often focused on health and the environment (and the intersection of the two). In particular, she has extensively covered topics related to the impacts of climate change and toxins on public health, chronic pain, and health and healthcare disparities by gender, race, and socio-economic criteria. .

His articles, essays and editorials have appeared in many prestigious publications and media including The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Politico, Vice, Vox, Ozy, Inside Climate News, Science, Salon, Healthline, Headspace, and Harvard Health.


Laura holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Vermont and a BA in English and Journalism from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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