Marissa Evans is a health reporter for the Los Angeles Times where she covers race and healthcare in California. Previously she was the social issues reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and the health/human services reporter for The Texas Tribune in Austin. Her work has appeared in Nieman Journalism Lab, The Atlantic, Medium, O The Oprah Magazine, Civil Eats, CityLab, CQ Roll Call, NBCBLK, Kaiser Health News, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Her work for The Texas Tribune in 2018 on systemic reasons for the state's high maternal mortality rates led to her winning an ONA Online Journalism Award for explanatory reporting. She has received fellowships and grants from the Rosalynn Carter Center on Mental Health Journalism and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant, and is a former trainer with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. She also teaches an online trauma informed reporting class with the University of Minnesota's Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.