WRITER • EDITOR • CURIOUS CITIZEN

JILL R. HODGES

I investigate the forces that influence health and wellbeing. I am partial to topics that are hard to talk about and tough to understand. My current work focuses on the ripple effects of inequities on health.

About 

I have been researching, writing and editing for 30+ years. My work has appeared in a variety of media and media outlets, including the Star Tribune, ABCNEWS.com, Humanosphere, AdventureDivas.com and Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door. Clients and employers have included the ACEs Public-Private Initiative, Prevention Institute, Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala, Pathfinder International and the World Health Organization.

 

Research • Strategy • Storytelling

Work

I research, write and edit articles, books, videos and podcasts to provoke discussion and promote understanding about health, generously defined. I have covered a range of topics, from the decline of leisure, to international adoption, to medical tourism. 

Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism

Jill Hodges, Leigh Turner, and Ann Marie Kimball, Editors

A comprehensive examination of what happens when health care becomes a global commodity.

 

This brave book dissects the realities of medical tourism, and offers bold prescriptions for change and safety.
—Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

 

Extended Family

Jill Hodges and J Baab

A personal story about the links between adoptive and birth families in the US and Guatemala. 

This short film packs a wallop. 

– Beth Hall, Co Author, Inside Transracial Adoption; Director, Pact

Learn more & view trailer.

Traveling Between Americas

Jill Hodges

A series of reports from a small farming community in Guatemala about the forces that bring families to undertake the dangerous journey north. Published in Humanosphere.

 

Research • Strategy • Storytelling

Work

I research, write and edit articles, books, videos and podcasts to provoke discussion and promote understanding about health, generously defined. I have covered a range of topics, from the decline of leisure, to international adoption, to medical tourism. 

Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism

Jill Hodges, Leigh Turner, and Ann Marie Kimball, Editors

A comprehensive examination of what happens when health care becomes a global commodity.

 

This brave book dissects the realities of medical tourism, and offers bold prescriptions for change and safety.
—Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

 

Extended Family

Jill Hodges and J Baab

A personal story about the links between adoptive and birth families in the US and Guatemala. 

This short film packs a wallop. 

– Beth Hall, Co Author, Inside Transracial Adoption; Director, Pact

View trailer.

Traveling Between Americas

Jill Hodges

A series of reports from a small farming community in Guatemala about the forces that bring families to undertake the dangerous journey north. Published in Humanosphere.

Roles have included writer, editor, shooter, producer - and sometimes all of the above.

Video Projects

Client Reviews

I’ve been privileged to work with countless smart and inspiring people and gather invaluable insights along the way. Here’s what some of my clients, colleagues and co-conspirators have to say:

Jill Hodges is an insightful, dynamic collaborator. She brings a terrific perspective to the challenges she addresses. 

–Ann Marie Kimball, MD,MPH,FACPM; Author: Risky Trade: Infectious Disease in an Era of Global Trade

Jill is exacting, reliable, well organized, resourceful and always thinking outside the box. The superb videos she created for Adopt-a-Village serve as essential fundraising tools for our organization.

–Frances Dixon, President, Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala

As manager, content producer and editor of Adventure Divas’ web site in collaboration with PBS.org, Jill Hodges did an outstanding job earning the praise not only of PBS staff but the legions of adventurous women drawn to adventuredivas.com. 

–Jeannie Morris, Executive Director, Adventure Divas

 
 
Contact

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