The Washington Post

Lena H. Sun

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The outbreak has spread to seven states.

  • Nov 24, 2015

Experts say the therapy is inexpensive, easy to use, and comes with few side effects.

  • Nov 18, 2015

You can use the app to request a nurse to give you a shot at home or office.

  • Nov 17, 2015

Users on this online site, which aims to increase access to care, share stories, pain and hope.

  • Nov 13, 2015

Nonprofit hospitals aren’t letting patients know when they’re eligible for charity care.

  • Nov 13, 2015

New Nielsen survey shows only 1 in 5 Americans have access to online appointment scheduling with their doctors.

  • Nov 3, 2015

Of the 120 major outbreaks during 2010 to 2014, fruits, leafy greens and beef were among the most commonly implicated foods.

  • Nov 3, 2015

At today’s congressional hearing, top health officials discuss the problems facing the nation’s broken mental health system.

  • Oct 29, 2015

Among most frequently observed errors were mistakes in labeling syringes and incorrect dosages.

  • Oct 28, 2015

Women are less informed about risks and more likely to die in the hospital.

  • Oct 26, 2015
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Lena H. Sun is a national reporter for The Washington Post, focusing on health issues, including public health and health-care delivery. She has previously covered a variety of beats, including the Metro transit system, immigration and education.

Sun was among a team of reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2002 for coverage of the war on terrorism. She was the Beijing bureau chief from 1990 to 1994, and one of five Post foreign correspondents who shared a Robert F. Kennedy journalism award for a series chronicling the poverty, sickness and exploitation faced by women in developing countries.

She has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a master’s from Columbia University.
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