Julia Craven

Senior Writer & Editor, New America's Better Life Lab

Julia Craven is a senior writer and editor with New America's Better Life Lab.

Prior to this, Craven was a full-time freelance reporter exploring health, science, and wellness—from visual illusions and audio pareidolia to public health policy and wellness trends. Before that, she spent five years reporting on race and politics. (If you're interested in discussing a freelance health project with Craven, get in touch with her.) 

Craven is the brain behind Salt + Yams, an acclaimed newsletter dedicated to archiving Black health modalities. Her writing has been featured in New York Magazine, Vox, Slate, Nieman Reports, Popular Science, and more.

And Craven's work “It’s Not Too Late To Save Black Lives,” which examines how public officials can lessen the impact of COVID-19 on Black folks, is featured in the 2021 edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing.