Helen Ouyang

Abelin-Bevier Fellow

Helen Ouyang is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and an emergency medicine physician and associate professor at Columbia University. She specializes in writing about people whom our healthcare system too often fails: children with terminal illnesses whose families cannot access adequate pediatric hospice care; adults living in poverty grappling with a tuberculosis outbreak in rural Alabama. She has also written about her own experiences as an emergency physician on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic and as a foreigner working in a small hospital in rural Liberia. As a Type fellow, she intends to expand her coverage of global health and to continue to produce incisive long-form journalism on neglected medical issues.



The Race to Reinvent CPR

A new, high-tech approach called ECPR can restart more hearts and save more lives. Why aren’t more hospitals embracing it?

Bariatric Surgery at 16

If childhood obesity is an ‘epidemic,’ how far should doctors go to treat it?