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Christine HermanChristine Herman is a journalist with more than a decade of experience covering issues such as mental health, access to health care, and science for both broadcast and digital audiences. She’s the managing editor of Side Effects Public Media, a regional health reporting collaboration based at WFYI in Indianapolis and involving NPR stations across the Midwest. In her prior role as a health reporter at Illinois Public Media, Christine reported extensively on children's mental health, access to health care for vulnerable populations and other public health issues, reaching national audiences as a contributor to NPR and KFF Health News.

In 2023, Christine’s story for the Center for Public Integrity illuminated a heartbreaking issue, showing how a lack of access to comprehensive children’s mental health services literally tears families apart. The solutions-focused piece served as the flagship story for the Carter Center Mental Health Parity Collaborative in its inaugural year. Christine serves on the board of the Association of Health Care Journalists and is a 2018-19 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism fellow. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry and master's in journalism from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Christine lives in Champaign, Illinois, with her husband and three children.