Tara Parker-Pope

Washington, D.C.

Well+Being Editor

Education: University of Texas at Austin, BA in Sociology; Yale School of Public Health, MPH candidate/current student

Tara Parker-Pope is the Well+Being editor for The Washington Post. She is an editor and columnist who has devoted most of her career to consumer health news and service journalism. Her most recent stories have focused on helping people navigate pandemic life and understand covid-19. Before joining The Post, she was the founding editor of "Well," the New York Times’s consumer health site. She was part of the newsroom team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the pandemic. In 2013, she won a News and Documentary Emmy for “Life, Interrupted,” a video series abou
Latest from Tara Parker-Pope

The upside of motherhood you don’t hear about

Parenting can be fulfilling, fascinating and actually a lot of fun. So why isn't that discussed more often?

May 11, 2023

Advice for the great outdoors

In case your outside encounters get a little too wild, here are some tips to stay healthy and safe.

May 4, 2023

Michael J. Fox talks mortality, Parkinson’s: ‘I’m not gonna be 80.’

In a recent interview, Michael J. Fox described his ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease, which causes symptoms of uncontrollable jerks and slurred speech.

April 30, 2023

Why you should practice forgiveness

To achieve emotional forgiveness, a person needs to let go and stop dwelling on being wronged.

April 27, 2023

Losing the men in our lives to poor health

Our weekly Well+Being newsletter explores men's health, disability bias and helping patients regain their voice after disease impairs their ability to speak.

April 20, 2023

Are you ready to forgive? A new study shows letting go is good for health.

A new study conducted across five countries shows that when forgiveness is taught, practiced and achieved, the result is better mental and overall well-being.

April 20, 2023

A silent crisis in men’s health gets worse

Across the lifespan -- from infancy to the teen years, midlife and old age -- boys and men are more likely to die at every age compared to girls and women.

April 17, 2023

Money stress? Check your financial literacy with these 3 questions.

Many Americans feel anxiety and stress when thinking about or discussing their personal finances. But it is never too late to keep building your financial literacy.

April 13, 2023

How to spring clean your mind

Research suggests that spring may be one of the best times to start a new habit or make a change.

April 6, 2023

How one cardiologist turns to art to be a better doctor

Dr. Shirlene Obuobi is a cardiologist, author and artist who uses comics to teach readers about healthcare.

March 31, 2023