Ms. Andrea King-Collier

Freelance Journalist & Author
Lansing, Michigan
United States

Focus Areas

Arts & Humanities
Policy & Education


Andrea King-Collier has been writing about health and health policy issues for the past 20 years. In the last few years she has also cast her eye on food and food systems. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Lansing State Journal and the Post-Tribune. Her work appears regularly in Essence, More, Ladies Home Journal, Woman's Day, O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Health, Heart Healthy Living, Heart Insights, the National Medical Association Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, AARP Magazine and others. Her work appeared in the Best Food Writing of 2006. She is the author of two award-winning books, The Black Woman's Guide to Black Men's Health, and Still With Me: A Daughter's Journey of Love and Loss. In addition, she has written and studied about health policy as it affects communities of color in white papers for foundations such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her work and experiences have made her an in-demand national speaker on urban issues, health and disparities. Andrea is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with degrees in journalism and political science. She has held numerous medical journalism fellowships, including one through the National Press Foundation at the National Cancer Institute. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the International Association of Culinary Professionals and a past board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.