Patia Braithwaite is the former health director for Well+Good. She is currently a senior staff editor for Well at The New York Times. Previously, she has served as health editor for SELF Magazine and Refinery29, covering topics like Black maternal and mental health. Her work has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, VICE, Allure, and The Washington Post. She received her BA in journalism from Hofstra University and an MFA in creative writing from Long Island University. Follow her on Instagram.