Julia Belluz is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist covering medicine and public health for Vox.com. She was a 2013-14 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Julia’s writing has appeared in Maclean’s, the British Medical Journal, the Medical Post, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Slate, the Times (of London), the Economist, and other publications. She founded the blog/column ‘Science-ish‘ to examine the evidence behind popular health claims—and won a Gold National Magazine Award and a Canadian Medical Association Award.

Outside of reporting, Julia speaks regularly at health care and journalism conferences the world over. She is a fellow and guest lecturer at McMaster University. She holds an MSc. from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. Find her on Twitter @JuliaOfToronto and Linkedin.


  • Vox
  • The BMJ
  • Maclean’s
  • The Medical Post
  • Slate
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • L.A. Times
  • National Post
  • The Economist
  • The Economist’s Intelligent Life
  • The Times of London
  • Reader’s Digest
  • Chatelaine
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  • Logan Science Journalism Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory, 2014
  • Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, 2013-14
  • Gold for Best Blog, National Magazine Awards, 2013
  • Online media award, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, 2013
  • Hancock Keynote Lecturer at the University of Toronto, 2012
  • Canadian Medical Association Media Award for Excellence in Digital Health Reporting, 2012
  • Silver for Best Profile, National Magazine Awards, 2008
  • Gold for Best Student Writer, National Magazine Awards, 2008
  • First place in Bernard Levin essay contest, The London School of Economics, 2008
  • Gordon Sinclair Fellowship , 2007
  • Second place for editing the best single issue of a print magazine, the Association for Education in Journalism, 2007
  • John A. Honderich Gold Medal inJournalism, 2007