Barbara Mantel

Independent journalist

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Professional Bio

Barbara, an award-winning freelance journalist, has been a long-time contributing writer at CQ Researcher, where she writes 12,000 word articles about social issues of the day. She also is the freelance community correspondent for the Association of Health Care Journalists. Her byline has appeared in a range of media outlets, including AARP, Undark, Rural Health Quarterly, Medical Economics, Healthline News,,, NPR, Fast Company and The New York Times.


Parent: Independent journalist

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Areas of Expertise

public health, mental health, medical research and treatment, aging, patient safety