Alicia Barney is a freelance writer for WebMD. She has 17 years of experience as a professional journalist.
Her work has also been published in The New York Times, BBC, the Associated Press, Buzzfeed, Parents.com, RealSimple.com, Slate, the Chicago Tribune, The Cut and other major outlets. She’s reported on all kinds of health topics, but specializes in writing about reproductive and women’s health, mental health and nutrition.
She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, where she focused on health and science reporting. Barney also has a Bachelor's degree in journalism from Brigham Young University. Previously, she was a senior editor at Forbes Travel Guide and a producer for a daily news show on KNPR, the public radio station in Las Vegas. She lives in Seattle with her family.