Claire Cleveland

Claire Cleveland

Claire Cleveland is a freelance health and science reporter based in Denver, Colorado, her hometown. She primarily covers reproductive health and justice, LGBTQ+ health and aging issues.

Her work has been featured in Collective ColoradoKaiser Health News and CPR News.

Cleveland serves as vice president of the Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains where she helps coordinate events, outreach and internal communications. She was formerly a reporter and host at Colorado Public Radio. When she’s not working, she’s reading, walking her dog Lucy or spending time with her family.

You can reach her on Twitter and through her website.

Recent Work

April 5, 2023
by Claire Cleveland
Research Shows Kids Need Play for Their Mental Health

WASHINGTON — In 2021, the United States declared child and adolescent mental health a national emergency. COVID-19 was a factor,... Read More

WASHINGTON — In 2021, the United States declared child and adolescent mental health a national emergency. COVID-19 was a factor, but a decline in mental health had been documented for at least a decade. In 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death for youth... Read More

March 25, 2023
by Claire Cleveland
Bill Could Ban Girls From Talking About Their Periods in School

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In Florida, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bevy of new legislation that will, if passed, restrict certain... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In Florida, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bevy of new legislation that will, if passed, restrict certain health educational materials used in state schools. One such bill, House Bill 1069, would limit children below sixth grade from discussing their menstrual cycles in school. ... Read More

March 10, 2023
by Claire Cleveland
New App Helps Patients Track Reproductive Health

SAN FRANCISCO — Endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus,... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — Endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus, has been dubbed the “missed disease.”  It can take up to a decade for people to get diagnosed, and yet, it likely affects about one in... Read More

February 24, 2023
by Claire Cleveland
Bruce Willis' Diagnosis Casts Rare Spotlight on Frontotemporal Dementia 

DENVER — About a year after actor Bruce Willis announced he would step away from acting, his family announced he’s... Read More

DENVER — About a year after actor Bruce Willis announced he would step away from acting, his family announced he’s been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.  Willis was first diagnosed with aphasia, a brain disorder that leads to speaking, reading and writing problems, and is related to... Read More

February 13, 2023
by Claire Cleveland
Infectious Disease Spending Ballooned First Year of Pandemic; Other Dollars Dwindled

WASHINGTON — In the first year of the pandemic, more than $222 billion was spent on infectious and parasitic diseases,... Read More

WASHINGTON — In the first year of the pandemic, more than $222 billion was spent on infectious and parasitic diseases, a growth of $83.3 billion from 2019, according to estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  The nearly 60% increase was largely driven by spending... Read More

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