Jessica Bylander is a senior editor at Health Affairs and editor of the Narrative Matters section of the journal. Prior to joining Health Affairs, she was a medical technology reporter for “The Gray Sheet.” She received a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and holds a B.A. in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University.


Recent Posts by Jessica Bylander

A New Health Affairs Blog Featured Topic: ‘Health Equity’

In the lead-up to the June 2017 issue, and continuing afterwards, we will publish blogs focused on achieving health equity as part of this new featured topic.

October 31, 2016Health Equity

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on end-of-life care, opioids, and more.

New Narrative Matters: Asthma And Injustice On Chicago’s Southeast Side

In Health Affairs’ May Narrative Matters essay, a physician discovers a potential environmental link to asthma attacks in a poor Chicago community.

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on end-of-life care, treating drug addiction, and more.

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on growth-attenuation therapy, autism, heart disease, and more.

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on Medicare's coverage of ambulance rides, racism in the hospital, and more.

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on Parisian doctors response to terror attacks, abortion, and clinical trial transparency.

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on physician time limits, parental leave, teen suicide, and more.

Narrative Matters: An Uninsured Immigrant Delays Needed Care

In December's Narrative Matters essay, a physician reflects on the bitter reality of delayed and denied care that her immigrant patient faced more than a decade ago and that many immigrants still face today.

Narrative Matters: The Fight For The FDA’s Food Safety Reforms

In Health Affairs’ November Narrative Matters essay, a food safety advocate recounts one long road to the passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011.