James Hamblin (journalist)

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James Hamblin
James Hamblin at Spotlight Health Aspen Ideas Festival 2015.JPG
Born 1982 [1]
Residence Brooklyn, New York
Education Indiana University (M.D.)
Yale University (M.P.H.)
Wake Forest University (B.S.)
Occupation Writer, Editor
Known for Preventive Medicine, Bioethics
Style Creative Nonfiction

James Hamblin M.D. is a writer and senior editor for The Atlantic.[2][3] He is the host of the online video show If Our Bodies Could Talk,[4] for which he was a finalist for a Webby award for Best Web Personality/Host.[5] He is also the author of If Our Bodies Could Talk,[6] a nonfiction book about human health published by Doubleday.[7]

Hamblin is a past Yale University Poynter Fellow in journalism [8] and has given talks at Harvard Medical School, Wharton School of Business, South by Southwest, and TEDMED. In 2016 he served as moderator at the launch of the White House Precision Medicine Initiative where he interviewed President Barack Obama.[9]

He has been named among the 140 people to follow on Twitter by Time, and BuzzFeed has called him "the most delightful MD ever."[10] He has also been compared to Doogie Howser.[11] During residency, he trained in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.