Felice J. Freyer

Felice J. Freyer covers health policy and public health. She joined the Globe in 2014 after years as the medical writer for The Providence Journal, where she was awarded the “Master Reporter” award from the New England Association of Newspaper Editors. She is a board member and treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Latest stories

Delay in approving licenses keeps psychologists sidelined

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Critics say that the delays involve more than an inconvenience — leaving licenses in limbo, holding up income, and potentially threatening public safety.

Harvard Medical School receives record $200 million gift

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The donation, from Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik, will support research into fundamental questions about human illness and health.

From Canada, ideas on keeping people safe from ‘poisoned’ illicit drugs

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

As Massachusetts debates creating safe spaces for drugs users to inject, British Columbia already has 31 such sites. Here is a Q&A with Dr. Mark Tyndall, a Canadian health official and specialist on “safe injection sites.”

BU researchers make first link from severe CTE to genes

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

In a small study published Saturday, the team of scientists found people with a certain gene variant were more likely to have worse effects of the degenerative brain disease.