Rochelle Sharpe

Rochelle Sharpe
Health Policy Forum Contributing Writer

Rochelle Sharpe is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with more than 25 years experience. Now a freelance writer in Brookline, Mass., she’s worked as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and USA Today. She’s written extensively about health, labor, and various social issues. She was a reporter in Washington, D.C. for 13 years, covering the Food and Drug Administration, Equal Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Education Department. She also was a pioneer in using computers to analyze government databases, using databases to uncover the disproportionate impact of a recession on black workers and to reveal how the nations’ medical examiners failed to detect child abuse murders. A graduate of Yale University, Sharpe has written stories that have led to Congressional hearings and been discussed on Oprah and David Letterman.

Rochelle Sharpe's Posts

Are Health Apps the Cure for Anything That Ails You?

Health apps may have the potential to dramatically improve people’s lives, but those based on misleading or bogus information can cause serious harm.

e-Patient Networks on the Rise

In this era of government gridlock, consumers are no longer waiting for the political establishment to solve the nation’s health care crisis. Instead, they are banding together to fix problems themselves.

Preventive Screenings Could be Harmful to Your Health

An unwieldy mix of factors—some cultural, others financial—seem to have created a perfect storm that keeps all the testing machinery in overdrive.

The (Over)Use of Statin Drugs May be Preventive Medicine Gone Awry

America is waging its war against heart disease with stockpiles of statins, but some health experts are now worrying that our infatuation with statins may be spiraling out of control.