Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

James Hamblin

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Author, If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin, MD, is a writer and senior editor at The Atlantic. He is the author of "If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body." He also hosts the video series "If Our Bodies Could Talk," for which he was a finalist in the Webby awards for Best Web Personality. He is a past Yale University Poynter Fellow in journalism, and he has lectured at Harvard Medical School, Wharton Business School, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and SXSW. His writing and videos have been featured in The New York Times, Politico, NPR, The Guardian, Elle, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, The Awl, The Los Angeles Times, and Marketplace, among others. Time named him among the 140 people to follow on Twitter, Greatist named him among the most influential people in health media, and BuzzFeed called him "the most delightful MD ever."


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