Speaker Biography
Steve Sternberg
Deputy Health Ranking Editor
U.S. News & World Report
Steve Sternberg, deputy editor of health rankings at U.S. News & World Report, has covered medicine and public health for three decades at USA TODAY, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Miami Herald. He joined U.S. News & World Report in 2011 and played a pivotal role in developing the methodology underlying U.S. News Best Health Insurance Plans. At USA TODAY, he covered clinical medicine, HIV/AIDS, global health and The Human Genome Project, among other issues. He led a USA TODAY team that created user-friendly, interactive web databases showing death and readmission rates for every U.S. hospital. In Jan. 2010, he reported on the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake embedded aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort. Sternberg's awards include The National Headliner, the Dag Hammarskjold Award for Human Rights Journalism and the American Heart Association's Howard L. Lewis Achievement Award. His fellowships include a John S. Knight Professional Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 1991-1992 and a Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellowship in 1994.