Andrew Holtz, MPH
Communicating and analyzing health and medical news and features for both general and professional audiences.
Charter Member and Past President, Association of Health Care Journalists

Selected Clients and Projects

AuthorHouse, M.D. vs. Reality
The follow-up to "The Medical Science of House, M.D." that looks into topics and issues from recent seasons of the TV hit series.
Published by Berkley/Penguin March 2011.
AuthorThe Real Greys Anatomy
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Real Lives of Surgical Residents.
Published by Berkley/Penguin in January 2010.
The Medical Science of House, M.D.
The facts behind the addictive medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
Published by Berkley/Penguin Oct. 2006.

Reviewer of news reports about medicine.
Oncology Times
Contributing Writer

- ScriptDoctor column on Medicine in the Media
- Fallout from CT screening exams: what should physicians do?

- Intensive lifestyle intervention: behavior change in the real world

- Why Lung Cancer Can’t Get No Respect
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Program Host, Commentator

Radio: health issue commentaries, show host

Television: Host/writer, Taking the Pulse, pilot series of health policy programs
Institute of Medicine
The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century
Nieman Reports  

Reporting on Health:

Frustrations on the Frontlines of the Health Beat
Oregon’s Future
Guest Forum Editor

Public Health & Healthcare issue:

“Dear Public Health Person: I’ve Been Watching You”

PBS – HealthWeek
- Ethics of experimental emphysema treatment,
- Labyrinths as a spiritual treatment tool,
- Disclosure of physician disciplinary reports
Running Press
New introduction to revised edition of bestseller
"How to Live 365 Days a Year."
InTouch Magazine
Tobacco Issues Editor
- InFlamed column, issues of tobacco or health
- “Can We Stop Teen Smoking?” (cover story)
- “Lance Armstrong profile” (cover story)
Kyodo TV/Fuji Network
Program Host
Host of "From the U.S. - The Frontline of America Cancer Treatment; Holtz Report,”
a series of programs broadcast in Japan
Medical Meeting Reporter
- World Conference on Tobacco OR Health
- American Cancer Society Science Writers
- University of Michigan: “Tobacco's Future”
TLC: The Learning Channel producer, writer
Medical Detectives
“Deadly Formula” – Was the boy killed by his mother or something else?
“With Every Breath” –  A mystery illness floods the lungs of healthy young people, drowning them on dry land.


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1997 - present   
Independent Health Journalist                                           Portland, Oregon

2004 - 2005   
Interim Executive Director, Assn. of Health Care Journalists

Responsible for supervising service to 800+ members in the US and internationally, the AHCJ National Conference, and grant projects of the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

1998 - 1999   
Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow
Project: Analysis of Tobacco Education Campaigns

1987 - 1997   
CNN Medical Correspondent                                               Atlanta, Georgia

Responsible for researching, reporting and anchoring medical news and feature programs, reports and documentaries; advised network on medical and health news

1983 - 1986   
CNN Correspondent                                                 Los Angeles, California
Responsible for coverage of general news and features; stories included first scientific report of the Antarctic ozone hole, Voyager probe fly-bys of outer planets, Halley's Comet, 1985 Mexico City earthquake

1980 - 1983   
CNN "Holtz Bureau"                                                            Portland, Oregon

Monitored and reported NW news in the earliest years of CNN, including the eruptions of Mt. St. Helens
Trivia: My first story was a live report on July 10, 1980 from Anchorage, AK when President Carter announced that hostage Richard Queen would be released by Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini due to illness. CNN had been broadcasting for only six weeks.

1978 - 1980   
KENI-TV (now KTUU) Anchor/Reporter                       Anchorage, Alaska

1974 - 1976    
KZSU-FM News   (1976 News Director)                       Stanford, California

1973 - 1974    
WPEA-FM   News Anchor                                        Exeter, New Hampshire

Professional Associations

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Association of Health Care Journalists
Board Member and Past President
AHCJ logo

Member, National Association of Science Writers, nasw.org

Member, US Cochrane Center Advisory Group, www.cochrane.us

Academic Reports

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Put It Away!:
Using media attention to promote a ban on Self-Service Tobacco Displays.
Social Smoking:
A perspective on the social, economic and cultural aspects of tobacco use.
Turning the Rebellion:
How Florida tried to incite teens against tobacco.
Florida's Anti-Smoking Stumble:
Science, Politics and the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program.
Oregon's Measure 44:
Political alliances supporting creation of a tobacco control program.

These reports can be viewed at https://holtzreport.com/tob_links.htm

Awards Emmy

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National Emmys: Olympic Bomb & Oklahoma City Bombing
National Easter Seal Society: coverage of disability issues
American Cancer Society: Cancer & Poverty series
WorldFest Houston - Finalist: CNN Presents “Perfect People”
American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors: ScriptDoctor Column


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Oregon MPH, Master of Public Health, Health Education/Promotion,  2002
Stanford University, BA, Broadcast Communication, minor: Physics, 1978
Phillips Exeter Academy, graduated cum laude, 1974
School Year Abroad, Langenhagen, Germany, 1973

Other Interests

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