From 1984-99, Ellison reported from Asia, Africa, and Latin America for Knight Ridder Newspapers, winning several awards including a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.  In the years since then, in addition to authoring and co-authoring ten books, she has reported for publications including The New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The Atlantic, and more.


Selected Articles

Psychedelics Could Be a Medical Game-Changer—So I Tried Them for My Debilitating Headaches
Prevention, July 2021

Poor people and people of color get less sleep — that’s bad for health and wealth
PBS, June 2021

95-year-old might have found the key to longevity: A purposeful life
The Washington Post, May 2021

Philanthropies flow funds to climate technologies
The Washington Post, October 2020

Caregivers of elderly loved ones face heavy emotional, physical, financial toll
The Washington Post, September 2020

Stress from the pandemic can destroy relationships with friends — even families
The Washington Post, August 2020

With the novel coronavirus, suddenly at 60 we’re now ‘old’
The Washington Post, June 2020

Digital disease surveillance: Tracking a pandemic
Knowable Magazine, April 2020

Psychotherapy on the Couch
Knowable Magazine, April 2020

E-therapy apps see booming business since coronavirus pandemic. I gave one a try.
The Washington Post, April 2020

Why Climate Skeptics are Backing Geoengineering
Wired Magazine, March 28, 2018

Severe Complications for Women During Childbirth Are Skyrocketing — and Could Often Be Prevented
ProPublica, December 22, 2017

Trouble in Tibet
The Guardian, October 27, 2017

Prank You Very Much (PDF)
O Magazine, April 2017

Video Game Is Built to Be Prescribed to Children With A.D.H.D.
The New York Times, November 23, 2015

A.D.H.D. Rates Rise Around Globe, but Sympathy Often Lags
The New York Times, November 10, 2015

Healing Our Vets
Mindful Magazine, February 2015

Being Honest About the Pygmalion Effect
Discover Magazine, December 2015

Can Attention Deficit Drugs ‘Normalize’ a Child’s Brain?
The New York Times, February 2, 2015