Ali Pattillo

Ali is a health and science reporter based in New York City. Previously, Ali covered health at CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2019 and Dartmouth College in 2017.
strategy
How to be “crystal clear” over Zoom, Slack, and remote communication tools
Ali Pattillo
“The more remote you go, the more lost it becomes.”
Game-changer
Likely years away, scientists say a Covid-19 vaccine may be a nasal spray
Ali Pattillo
No needles required!
coronavirus
Fighting the common cold may prepare the body for Covid-19
Ali Pattillo
Researchers trace a source of immune "memory."
Health
Covid-19 is turning skeptical doctors into telehealth believers
Ali Pattillo
Direct-to-consumer telehealth companies aim to provide accessible, speedy, stigma-free care without a physical exam. Some patients and physicians remain skeptical.
Sports Science
Olympics Flashbacks: The science of barefoot running and winning gold
Ali Pattillo
"Humans weren’t 'built' for anything, but we certainly evolved to run barefoot."
Longevity hacks
Can weightlifting keep you from getting sick? Immunity study explains
Ali Pattillo
Strong muscles may keep the immune system from running out of steam.
Cat people
Why most people infected with a cat-linked brain parasite don't get sick — study
Ali Pattillo
“We now understand how microglia sound the alarm to protect the brain."
Strategy
3 misconceptions people have about millennials and money
Ali Pattillo
A finance advisor debunks three myths.
Mind and Body
First-of-its-kind study finds a counterintuitive use for prescription CBD
Ali Pattillo
Researchers discovered that prescription-grade CBD can potentially help people quit using marijuana.
Strategy
How to fight loneliness while working from home: 3 mood-boosting tips
Ali Pattillo
Stay connected, support colleagues, and keep WFH loneliness at bay.
Longevity Hacks
Exercise counteracts a dangerous effect of air pollution
Ali Pattillo
"Exercise should be promoted even in polluted areas."
Science
23andMe study untangles the brutal history of American slavery
Ali Pattillo
"This is a difficult event to discuss, but is the story of millions of people's ancestors living in the Americas today."
Mind and Body
3 supplements that boost the brain more than others
Ali Pattillo
Research provides a roadmap through the wild, wild West of the supplement industry.
Mind and Body
Study on over 17,000 Black women shows how racism changes the brain
Ali Pattillo
New research on 17,000 Black women links high levels of daily and institutional racism with poorer cognitive function.
Mind and Body
Road trips & Covid-19: Take these 5 steps to minimize risk
Ali Pattillo
To stay totally safe, stay home. If you are going to travel by car, there are crucial factors to consider.
Longevity hacks
One diet can cut the risk of death by over 10% — study
Ali Pattillo
"Now, more than ever, it’s important that we keep our bodies as healthy as we possibly can."
Strategy
How to deal with a workplace bully
Ali Pattillo
It’s hard to change a coworker's behavior, but there are strategies that can minimize the impact.
Risky business
Covid-19 risk calculation: 3 questions to ask before going out
Ali Pattillo
"It's not going to be one size fits all."
Fertility future
Landmark report predicts “profound” shifts in fertility by 2100
Ali Pattillo
"The 21st century will see a revolution in the story of our human civilization."
Brain booze
Brain discovery could change the way we treat alcohol dependence forever
Ali Pattillo
Scientists illuminate what may be driving some people to drink more than others.