Lindsey Theis

Lindsey Theis

Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Scripps News in 2018 with a focus on health and science. During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic became the health story that's demanded constant reporting, but Lindsey's also covered groundbreaking treatments, on the ground impacts of natural disasters like wildfires and floods, and problems and solutions related to various mental health topics.  She believes in telling stories that make the science aspect simple to communicate, and the health aspect focused on what matters to patients.

Outside of news, Lindsey's a novice watercolor painter and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded. Lindsey is based in San Francisco, California. 

Recent Work
A shopper looks through the cosmetic department at a Target store.

Cosmetic product regulation is getting a makeover in the US

A person holds a COVID test kit.

President Biden to end emergency declarations for COVID

Pam Montana, left

One Alzheimer's patient's story, as a new drug hits the market

Victor Rodas, left, and Eduardo Pacheco, participate in a physical education exercise at the start of class at Casa Kolping

New guidelines released on how to treat children with obesity

A nurse checks on Carol Turner as she receives an IV during a clinic trial

New Alzheimer's drug study seeking more diverse volunteers

A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md.

FDA loophole led to years of unsafe medical devices

A woman watches a video showing a robotic arm performs bone surgery

Doctors Optimistic About Medical Breakthroughs For 2023

Health care workers look out a window

2022 Year In Review: Health And Medicine

A person stands in the snow.

Doctors Warn Of Health Impacts The Cold Has On The Body

packages of the medicine Tamiflu by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche are seen in Stuttgart, southern Germany.

Explaining The Current Medication Shortages

A person waits at a pharmacy counter.

COVID, RSV, Flu Surge Causing Medicine Shortages, Especially For Kids

A nurse holds a sign saying, "We work sick, you get sick."

Health Experts: RSV, COVID Surge Highlights Need For Paid Sick Leave

University of Southern California student pharmacist Bethanie Pan

Why Isn't There An RSV Vaccine?

A nurse gives a vaccine shot.

Doctors: Get Your Flu, COVID Vaccines Now To Be Safe During Holidays

A couple walks through a park at sunset in Kansas City, Mo.

Life Expectancy Is Decreasing In The U.S. Due To Multiple Factors

A hospital room

Seniors Are Experiencing Record-High RSV Cases

17-year-old Christian Brown.

More Kids Are Showing Up To ERs With Mental Health Crises

A woman gets a COVID-19 throat swab.

Doctors Worry For COVID Effects On Seniors, Particularly In China

A flu shot sidewalk ad seen in front of Walgreens in San Francisco, Calif.

Hospitals Are Bracing For COVID, RSV And The Flu Amid The Holidays

A person holding headphones

Experts Warn Of Hearing Loss Due To Unsafe Listening Practices

A researcher wears the exoskeleton.

'Robot Shoes' Could Help Humans Walk As We Age

A sign stands outside Seattle Children's Hospital

Rural Hospitals Face Unique RSV, Flu Challenges

Voters cast ballots.

Experts Share Tips On Dealing With Election-Related Stress

A doctor works on a patient.

How Children's Hospitals Are Handling The RSV Surge

The condom display at Chimes pharmacy in Berkeley, Calif

Why are sexually transmitted infections on the rise?

Researchers look at parts of a brain.

Texas brain bank highlights Hispanic representation in mental research

Medical staff sit with a child in a hospital.

What Parents Need To Know As RSV Cases Surge

Dad sleeping and his son

Getting Less Than Five Hours Of Sleep Raises Risk Of Chronic Diseases

Dallas Cowboys fans hold signs supporting cancer awareness before the first half of a NFL football game

Why Are Cancer Rates Rising For Those Under 50?

A person holding a candle

Is COVID Why Some People Can't Smell Candles?