Hannah Recht

I’m a data journalist at KHN, a nonprofit newsroom, where I report on health care. On the side, I run an open-source R package, censusapi, which makes it easy to grab U.S. Census Bureau data programmatically.

Previously, I worked as a data and graphics reporter at Bloomberg News. Before journalism, I worked in public policy research at the Urban Institute as a data analyst and data visualization developer. I graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in mathematics and statistics and a minor in epidemiology.

You can read my latest work at KHN, see my open code and data on Github and find me on Twitter.


An R wrapper for the U.S. Census Bureau APIs

Selected Journalism

Selected Talks and Tutorials

Tutorial, 2021
Open sourcing your research: The ultimate methods section
Population Association of America invited session (Open source demography), 2021
How to edit data as seriously as we edit words
SRCCON session, 2019
How and why to make your data analysis reproducible
NICAR panel, 2018