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
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

Birth control pills
Rich Pedroncelli / APSci/Health

Finding More Options For Male Birth Control

The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House to commemorate 1 million American lives lost due to COVID-19
Susan Walsh / APSci/Health

1 Million Americans Have Died From COVID-19

Doctors look at a lung scan of a cocci patient.

Climate Change Could Drive Potentially Deadly Valley Fever Cases

Doctor uses a stethoscope on a child patient

U.S. Monitoring Outbreak Of Hepatitis In Children

Two overweight women
Mark Lennihan / APSci/Health

Obesity Is On The Rise Worldwide

A patient wearing a pulse monitor

Study: Black, Hispanic Women More Likely To Die From Uterine Cancer

Cans of sunscreen
Matt Slocum / APSci/Health

The Risks Of Benzene In Personal Care Products

A quilt in memory of people who have died from HIV/AIDS

AIDS Memorial Quilt Still Filled With New Names 35 Years Later

fentanyl-laced pills
U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah / APSci/Health

Teen Drug Overdoses Climb, Deadly Fentanyl to Blame

Customers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus
Matt Rourke / APSci/Health

Coronavirus Cases Are On The Rise Again

Surgeons operate during a lung transplant
Northwestern MedicineSci/Health

Hospitals Use 'Lungs In A Box' To Solve Donation Shortage

A narcan applicator
Matt Rourke / APSci/Health

U.S. Fentanyl Seizures Jump Dramatically

A man sleeps
Jorge Saenz / APSci/Health

Why We Dream

A doctor at Northwestern Medicine looks at X-rays of lungs

Doctors See Growing Demand For Lung Transplants During Pandemic

A woman holds an aspirin pill
Emma H. Tobin / APSci/Health

Study: Aspirin Early On Could Be Effective For COVID Patients

Masked and unmasked visitors walk in front of the carousel at Pier 39 in San Francisco
Jeff Chiu / APSci/Health

Fauci: Omicron BA.2 Uptick Expected To Start In A Week

Oxycodone pills
Keith Srakocic / APSci/Health

Record Number Of Americans Died From Drug Overdose Oct. 2020-2021

A brain positron emission tomography scan.
Matt York / APSci/Health

Study Finds Most Americans Unfamiliar With Signs Of Early Alzheimer's

A wastewater treatment plant

Wastewater Is Tracking Down COVID In Communities

A girl looks out the window of her hospital room.
Christophe Ena / APSci/Health

New Study Looks At Mental Health Effects Of Long-Haul COVID

A worker handles a coronavirus test sample at a private testing site
Mark Schiefelbein / APSci/Health

The World Health Organization Declared COVID A Pandemic 2 Years Ago

A student wears a mask and face shield in a 4th grade class amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APSci/Health

Doctors Warn Of Possible Omicron BA.2 Variant Surge

Northwestern Medicine file footage shows brain images from an MRI scan
Northwestern MedicineSci/Health

Study: COVID-19 May Cause Changes In The Brain