People

  • Andrew Villegas helps with production and social media at Side Effects. He covered politics in Colorado before moving to Washington, D.C., to work as a reporter then an editor at Kaiser Health News. He is a graduate of the School of Journalism...

  • Reporter, KBIA

    Bram Sable-Smith is a reporter with Side Effects and lead reporter on the KBIA Health & Wealth Desk. A native Missourian, he’s documented mbira musicians in Zimbabwe, mining protests in Chile, and a lobstering union in Maine. His reporting...

  • Managing Editor, Side Effects

  • Health Reporter

    Emily Forman is a health reporter with Side Effects. Her reporting focuses on addiction recovery, women's health and sexuality.

    Formerly, she was the Senior Producer of Precious Lives, a Peabody Award-nominated podcast covering gun...

  • Reporter, WFYI

    Jake is a reporter with Side Effects and WFYI in Indianapolis. He decided to pursue radio journalism while volunteering at a community station in Madison, WI, and soon after began an internship with NPR's State of the Re:Union. Jake has...

  • Reporter/Producer, WXXI

    Karen Shakerdge is a health reporter/producer for WXXI and Side Effects Public Media. From a young anthropology student to a documentary film producer to an oral historian and now radio reporter, Karen has been asking people questions about...

  • Health Reporter, KBIA

    Rebecca Smith is a reporter and producer for the KBIA Health & Wealth desk and Side Effects Public Media. She was born and raised in Rolla, Missouri, and graduated with degrees in Journalism and Chemistry from Truman State...

  • Producer Sarah Fentem comes to Side Effects after covering health policy for the Indiana Public Broadcasting regional news collaborative.

    Sarah is in charge of Side Effects' digital and social media presence. She also edits for web and...