Patia Braithwaite is the former health director at 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 bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Hofstra University and master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Long Island University.