Tracy Jan

Deputy Health and Science Editor

The Washington Post

Tracy Jan is a deputy health and science editor at The Washington Post. She joined The Post in December 2016 to launch a beat on the intersection of race and the economy. For more than five years, she covered racial economic disparities, immigration, housing policy and other stories that held businesses and politicians accountable for their decisions and promises. Her work delved deeply into reparations for slavery, systemic racism in America, and the economic and health impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Asian, Latino and immigrant communities. She previously was a Washington-based national political reporter for the Boston Globe, where she covered the 2016 and 2012 presidential campaigns, the impact of policy and political rhetoric on voters and communities across the country, political dysfunction, and lobbying by New England’s hospitals and universities. During her 12 years at the Globe, Jan had also written about health and science policy, higher education, and Boston Public Schools. She started her career as a crime and courts reporter at the Oregonian and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan as well as a Fulbright Fellow in Taiwan. Her work has been recognized by the George Polk Awards, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Headliner Awards, the Online News Association and the Asian American Journalists Association. She has reported from Taipei, Beijing, Tibet and along the Yangtze River.

Participating Sessions

Opening Night Film: Locked Out

Nothing symbolizes ‘making it in America’ quite like owning a home. Yet today, the racial gap in home ownership is widening, and those most impacted are women of color. Set in Detroit, “Locked out” takes us into the lives of courageous Black women who face evictions, predatory lenders and traditional banking, in a movement to battle housing injustice, so The American Dream may become a reality for all. Audience talkback...