Steve Sternberg

Assistant Managing Editor, Health Initiatives, U.S. News & World Report

Steve Sternberg
Steve Sternberg

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Steve Sternberg is the Assistant Managing Editor for Health Initiatives and an architect of the Healthiest Communities initiative, a population health assessment of roughly 3,000 U.S. counties. His most recent investigative projects focused on unsafe surgery in U.S. military hospitals worldwide, the dangers of doctor burnout, and preventable deaths among children undergoing complex congenital heart surgery in children’s hospitals. He joined U.S. News & World Report in 2011 as the deputy health rankings editor, supporting the Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Previously, he was an investigative reporter and medical writer at USAToday from 1998 to 2011; he has also covered health and medicine at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Miami Herald, and his work has appeared in The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Medical Economics, Science, The Scientist, Bioworld Today and other publications. Sternberg is a 2015 recipient of an Association of Health Care Journalist’s Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the Dag Hammarskjold Award for Human Rights Journalism, the American Heart Association’s Howard L. Lewis Achievement Award, the National Headliner award, the Penney-Missouri award, the Global Health Council Media Award, the Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellowship award and the John S. Knight Professional Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, where he studied health policy and genetics in 1992. He appears as a moderator and panelist at health and journalism conferences around the U.S. A graduate of Ithaca College, he earned his masters in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn or email him at ssternberg@usnews.com.