Elaine Chen

Project Manager, Engagement

As the lead for engagement, Elaine creates innovative health projects that combine cutting-edge science with great storytelling. She has gotten people to rethink their relationship with their cellphones, recruited cyclists to collect more accurate air quality levels, measured people's cortisol levels during the 2016 presidential election, and helped thousands test their hearing for the first time. Elaine previously worked at WLRN-Miami Herald News, the NPR member station in Miami, where she was senior producer of news. At WLRN, she produced civic poetry contests and organized a town hall on the state legislative session. Before going into public radio, Elaine was a lawyer for several years for the City of New York, where she served as senior counsel in the Affirmative Litigation Division. Find her on Twitter @elainejchen.