Reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal at Wharton Center

Posted at 3:34 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 15:34:00-05

Award-winning New York Times reporter ELISABETH L. ROSENTHAL has extensive knowledge of healthcare in the United States, and she’s looking to bring this gripping insight to Wharton Center this February. Rosenthal is part of the World View Lecture Series, and will be featured on Monday, February 29, 2016 in the Cobb Great Hall. Tickets are available at Wharton Center’s official ticketing outlets: online at, at the Auto-Owner’s Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

In her series on the costs of health care, Elisabeth Rosenthal of The New York Times examines the price of medical care in the United States, interviewing patients, physicians, economists, and hospital and industry officials. In each installment, readers were invited to share their perspectives on managing costs and treatment. During her 20 years with the New York Times, Rosenthal has been honored with include the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2013 Beat Reporting prize, the 2014 Victor Cohn Prize from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, the 2014 Online News Association’s topical reporting prize and the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott prize.

Originally trained as a medical doctor, Rosenthal began working for the New York Times as a science reporter before shifting her focus to health and hospitals. In 2012, she shifted yet again to the Affordable Care Act, which began her new focus as a healthcare reporter. Her New York Times series, “Paying Till It Hurts”, focuses on healthcare costs in America. Ms. Rosenthal will be speaking about the future of healthcare in America in her lecture.