She was previously a correspondent in the Times Beijing bureau.
Currently she is editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News.
In 1986 she graduated from Harvard Medical School with an M.D. degree. She did her residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and worked part-time 5 years in the emergency department at New York Hospital. She quit her medical practice in 1994.
Starting in 1997, she worked as the Beijing correspondent for six years.
She then became the European health and environment correspondent, working out of the Times' office in Rome. In 2008 Rosenthal moved back to New York and became the paper's global environmental correspondent. In 2012 she began covering the Affordable Care Act, which started her new beat as a healthcare reporter.
Rosenthal lives in New York City and Washington, D.C.
- An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back, Penguin Press, 2017, ISBN 1594206759.
- "Dinner and Conversation with NY Times Science Editor Elisabeth Rosenthal". Fels Institute of Government. Archived from the original on 15 June 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
- New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal awarded 2014 Victor Cohn Prize for Medical Science Reporting, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
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