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Jessica Bartlett

Medical Reporter


Jessica Bartlett is a medical reporter at the Boston Globe, covering hospitals, health insurance and health policy. She has covered health care for nearly a decade, and for most recently with the Globe since 2021.

Her work has focused on the business side of healthcare, with stories on a variety of topics including the evolution of the healthcare market, the pandemic’s effects on health care, health care affordability, legislative reform, workforce challenges and the ongoing hospital capacity crisis. Her story “Voices from the Front Lines,” which included voice testimony from nurses working in hospitals amid the pandemic, won a media excellence award for multimedia journalism from the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

In addition to her frequent articles, she is a regular contributor on Boston Globe Today, and has made frequent appearances on Bloomberg radio and New England Cable News. Prior to her work at the Globe, Jessica reported on health care, cannabis and craft beer industries for the Boston Business Journal, and spent four years covering local news for the Globe. Her work has also appeared in South Shore Living Magazine.

A Massachusetts native, Jessica is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where she studied English and studio art. She can be reached at jessica.bartlett@globe.com.