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Eleni Gill

Eleni Gill is a reporter covering public health for Civil Beat. Her coverage is funded in part by a grant from Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project.

She covers disparities in health care outcomes and access to care among Native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups, low-income communities and residents of more remote areas.

She has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter.

Eleni was born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She graduated from American University in 2014 and earned her master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2019.

Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease

The young Big Island family is the third party since February 2019 to sue a restaurant over uncleaned produce that has caused the potentially fatal disease.

Hawaii Lawmakers Pushing For A Crackdown On Vaping Flickr.com

Hawaii Lawmakers Pushing For A Crackdown On Vaping

Legislators are drafting bills that include a flavor ban on e-cigarette liquids and a tax on vaping products.

Medicare Trims Payments To 8 Hawaii Hospitals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Medicare Trims Payments To 8 Hawaii Hospitals

Medicare docks hospitals on an annual basis for too many patients returning to the hospital within a month.

FDA To Ban Some E-Cig Flavors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

FDA To Ban Some E-Cig Flavors

The Trump administration’s partial ban on vaping liquid pods is seen as a victory for the electronic smoking device industry because it won’t prohibit sales of menthol or tobacco flavored products.

63% Of Hawaii State Hospital Patients Have Used Meth Cory Lum/Civil Beat

63% Of Hawaii State Hospital Patients Have Used Meth

Methamphetamine also was a factor in repeat hospitalizations.

Samoa Ends State Of Emergency After Measles Epidemic Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Samoa Ends State Of Emergency After Measles Epidemic

As its vaccination campaign wraps up, a Samoan health official said government “complacency” in routine vaccinations contributed to the severity of the outbreak.

Hawaii Blood Bank Donations Drop Thanks To Flu Season Courtesy Blood Bank of Hawaii

Hawaii Blood Bank Donations Drop Thanks To Flu Season

New donors are sought to fill the holiday shortage as back-up supplies run dry.

‘We Can’t Be All Things To All People’: Turning Around An Oahu Rural Hospital Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘We Can’t Be All Things To All People’: Turning Around An Oahu Rural Hospital

Wahiawa General Hospital has relied for years on state funds and cutting services to keep afloat. New management is trying to forge a different path to survive.

Report: Hawaii’s Doctor Exodus Grew In 2019 Deborah Manog Dimaya

Report: Hawaii’s Doctor Exodus Grew In 2019

Physician supply in Hawaii still lags behind demand, especially on neighbor islands.

Six Hawaii Companies Cited For Air Pollution Violations Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Six Hawaii Companies Cited For Air Pollution Violations

Six Hawaii companies — half of which are electric companies — were fined for violating emission standards.

2 Illegal Care Homes Fined By State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Illegal Care Homes Fined By State

The violation is the third the state health department has issued this year.

A Last-Minute Rush To Get Hawaii Residents Signed Up For Health Insurance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Last-Minute Rush To Get Hawaii Residents Signed Up For Health Insurance

After website glitches prohibited some from accessing the online insurance marketplace, the deadline to enroll was extended by 36 hours.