James Hamblin


In a world of medical myths and misinformation, James Hamblin takes a lighthearted look at the truths we learn when we listen to what our bodies have to say. 


Journalist, improv comedian, and physician James Hamblin breaks the mold of traditional media doctor. After completing medical school at Indiana University and specializing in radiology, James joined The Atlantic to develop and write its health section. Now Senior Editor of The Atlantic, he also hosts its  hit video series “If Our Bodies Could Talk,” which earned him a spot as a finalist in the Webby awards for Best Web Personality. James’ writing and videos have been featured in The New York TimesPolitico, NPR, The GuardianElleMother JonesThe Washington PostThe AwlThe Los Angeles Times, and Marketplace, among others. According to TIME, James is among the 140 people to follow on Twitter; to Greatist, he is among the most influential people in health media; and BuzzFeed has called him "the most delightful MD ever."  


The Young Doctor, POLITICO

If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin: A fresh perspective for health journalism

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Human Body Correspondent