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
Chaplain Kevin Deegan, left, and registered nurse Michelle Stephens comfort each other in a COVID-19 unit
Jae C. Hong / APSci/Health

Biden Administration: $103M To Fund Health Care Workers' Mental Health

A medical assistant carries swab samples collected from people at a COVID-19 testing site
Jae C. Hong / APSci/Health

California City Offers Free COVID Testing As Often As Residents Want

Silhouette of the head
National Institutes of HealthSci/Health

Exploring The Causes And Effects Of Anxiety

A nurse suits up with protective gear before entering a patient's room
APSci/Health

Omicron Is Draining Hospitals And Its Peak Still Isn't Here

A worker with a COVID-19 test
Ted S. Warren / APSci/Health

Fact Check: 'Flurona' Isn't A Medical Diagnosis

Pfizer COVID-19 treatment pills
Pfizer via APSci/Health

FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Treatment Pill

A nurse stands by a COVID patient's bedside.
APSci/Health

COVID-19 Long-Haulers Face Uncertainty Even With More Research

Noel Picinich picks up a COVID-19 test to administer to herself at a PCR and Rapid Antigen COVID-19 coronavirus test pop uP
Ted Shaffrey / APSci/Health

Concerns Over Omicron Variant As Cases Surge

Edward Williams, a resident at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, receives a COVID-19 booster shot in New York.
Seth Wenig / APSci/Health

Only Half Of Eligible Nursing Home Residents Have Gotten Booster

Pfizer experimental COVID-19 pill
Pfizer / APSci/Health

Pfizer Confirms COVID Pill's Results, Potency Against Omicron

A person getting a dose of a COVID shot at a vaccination clinic.
Matt Stone / The Boston Herald via APSci/Health

Closing In On Pfizer Boosters For All Adults

Ian Varys sits with his mom and dad on the couch.
NewsySci/Health

Long-Haul COVID Effects On Kids Leave Families With Few Answers

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Mary Altaffer / APSci/Health

Pfizer Seeks FDA Authorization For COVID-19 Boosters For All Adults

A woman working at a computer
NewsySci/Health

Families Look For More Affordable Mental Health Treatment Options

A microsocpe image of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesSci/Health

The Science Of Antiviral Medications

CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky
J. Scott Applewhite / APSci/Health

Fauci, Walensky Tackle Questions On COVID At Senate Hearing

A girl receives a COVID-19 vaccine
Noah Berger / APSci/Health

U.S. Children Ages 5 To 11 Now Receiving COVID Vaccines

Kindergarten students in masks in a classroom
Jae C. Hong / APSci/Health

COVID Vaccine OK'd For Younger Kids, But Many Parents Still Skeptical

A woman is injected with her second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
LM Otero / APSci/Health

FDA Approves Pfizer's COVID Vaccine For Children 5-11 Years Old

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium.
Pfizer via APSci/Health

COVID Booster Progress In The U.S.

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine
NewsySci/Health

The Science Of Mixing COVID-19 Boosters

Colin Powell
Vincent Michel / APSci/Health

Experts: Powell's Age, Other Health Conditions Likely Impacted Death

The Women's March in Houston
NewsyPolitics

Abortion Law Energizes Houston Women's March

Man looks at images on computer screen
Tyler Navas / NewsySci/Health

New Breast Cancer Treatment Could Be A Game Changer

A technician inspects filled vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium
Pfizer / APSci/Health

The Science Behind COVID Booster Shots

Duke UniversitySci/Health

What's The Holdup For Kids' Vaccines?

A person on a cell phone
NewsySci/Health

Mental Health Trends And Harmful Half-Truths

A student is tested for COVID-19 in the nurse's office
Charles Krupa / APSci/Health

How Might COVID End?

A syringe filled with a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Martin Mejia / APSci/Health

What Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Approval Means

Children walk into school.
NewsySci/Health

Children Under 12 Not Eligible For Vaccines