Felice J. Freyer

Felice J. Freyer covers health policy and public health. She joined the Globe in 2014 after years as the medical writer for The Providence Journal, where she was awarded the “Master Reporter” award from the New England Association of Newspaper Editors. She is a board member and treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Latest stories

Recovery for women in acid attack depends on where, how deeply they were burned

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Little is known about the Boston College students’ injuries, but the fact they were not hospitalized is a good sign.

Magnetic pulses into the brain? They’re an established treatment for depression, and getting easier to find

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is coming into wider use as insurance coverage improves and private practices acquire the device.

A new challenge in mental health: Detecting psychosis before it begins

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

A questionnaire aims to identify the precursors of psychosis, so people can get treatment before the condition ruins their lives.

State launches campaign to help parents talk to teens about opioids

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The state Department of Public Health plans TV spots, digital advertising, and billboards in its “Stop Addiction Before It Starts” campaign.