Lindsey Theis - Newsy

Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy in 2018 with a focus on health and science. During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic became the health story that's demanded constant reporting, but Lindsey's also covered groundbreaking treatments, on the ground impacts of natural disasters like wildfires and floods, and problems and solutions related to various mental health topics.  She believes in telling stories that make the science aspect simple to communicate, and the health aspect focused on what matters to patients. Outside of news, Lindsey's a novice watercolor painter and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded. Lindsey is based in San Francisco, California. 

Recent Work
Catherine Renar and her boxing instructor

Understanding Mood’s Role In Mental Health

Twenty-eight-year-old New Yorker Chloé Valentine Toscano

How Disability Misunderstandings And Stigma Impact Mental Well-Being

Woman animation

Why Do Some People Live So Long?

A doctor looking at scans of a patient's brain

Doctors Are Still Hunting For The Cause Of Long COVID Brain Fog

Michelle Hammer and her mom

How One Woman Describes Living With Schizophrenia

A child with asthma is shown.

Asthma Cases Are Getting More Severe In The U.S.

A doctor shows a Naltraxone implant.

Researchers Developing Implant To Fight Alcohol, Opioid Addiction

A syringe is prepared with a COVID-19 vaccine
Matt Rourke / APSci/Health

Updated Omicron Booster Shots Are Now Available For Americans

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, gestures to a poster about changes in life expectancy
Caroline Brehman / APSci/Health

Why Does U.S. Life Expectancy Rank Poorly?

Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo

The FDA Has Authorized New Omicron Booster Shots

Food pyramid

What Makes Nutrition Advice Confusing?

A physician's assistant discusses the monkeypox vaccine.
Mary Altaffer / APSci/Health

White House Sends Extra Monkeypox Vaccines Ahead Of Pride Events

Methotrexate pills

Abortion Bans Have Unintended Medication Consequences

A photo of where your appendix is located

Why Do We Have An Appendix?

A  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sign stands at the entrance to offices in Atlanta
Ron Harris / APSci/Health

The CDC Is Restructuring Its Agency Amid Public Criticism

Microscope image shows damage from the polio virus to human spinal cord tissue
Dr. Karp / Emory University / CDC / APSci/Health

Health Officials Stress The Importance Of Polio Vaccination

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles is shown.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / APSci/Health

World Health Organization Looks To Change Monkeypox Name

A health professional prepares a dose of a Monkeypox vaccine.

Path To Getting Medication For Monkeypox Has Multiple Obstacles

monkeypox virus particles, obtained from a clinical sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak

Monkeypox Cases Are Rising Rapidly Across The U.S.

President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and clean energy at Brayton Power Station
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

President Biden Releases Statement On Twitter About COVID Diagnosis

A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed.
Rich Pedroncelli / APSci/Health

The Approval Process For Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills

An electron microscope image shows monkeypox virions
Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner / CDC / APSci/Health

Wastewater Could Help Fill Gaps In Monkeypox Testing

Abortion rights supporter Elli Morris, left, played her bamboo flute outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization
Rogelio V. Solis / APPolitics

New Ambiguity With Abortion Laws When It Comes To Medical Emergency

Boxes of the drug mifepristone line a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center
Allen G. Breed / APPolitics

Post-Roe's Impact On Abortion Medicine Via Telehealth

cancer cells
NCI / Georgetown Lombardi CCC, NIHSci/Health

How Does Cancer Work In The Body?

Vials of freshly manufactured Novavax COVID-19 vaccines wait to be labeled
Serum Institute of India for Novavax / APSci/Health

FDA Advisers Back Novavax Vaccine As New U.S. Option

A person uses a smartphone

Preventing The Deaths That Are Driven By Social Media

A student at a memorial in Uvalde, Texas
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

Bringing Better Mental Health To School Lockdown Drills

A woman breaks down at the scene of the Uvalde shooting.

Uvalde: Exploring The Symptoms Of Grief, Emotional Toll

Quadriplegic German Aldana Zuniga looks at a race car.

Racing Thoughts: Quadriplegic Man Drives Race Car With His Brain