Meet the Team

Lindsey Theis

Science and Health Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter. She came to Newsy after working at WGN and CNN. Most recently, she was a local TV anchor and reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the 2014 Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

  Recent Work
A smart speaker and cell phone can connect patients with health records and medical information.
UC HealthSci/Health

Voice Technology In Hospitals Brings Benefits And Risks For Patients

Part of DHS's booth at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

At CES, The Government Wants New Tech For Public Health and Safety

A VR display at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

How Virtual Reality Could Help Patients Battling Substance Use

Wearable tech on display at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffTech

How Much Can Wearable Tech Influence Your Health?

Impossible meat at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

Your Meatless Protein Options Now Include Impossible Pork

Sex tech exhibitor Lora DiCarlo shows devices at CES 2020.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

This Year, Health And Wellness At CES Includes Sex Tech

A meditation session at The Mind Gym in Centennial, Colorado.
NewsySci/Health

Inside A Gym For Your Mind And Mental Health

Health care and mass shootings top what is stressing out Americans, according to an APA survey.
 U.S.

This Year Americans Are Most Stressed About Gun Violence, Health Care

A teen smokes from an electronic cigarette.
 U.S.

Teen Marijuana Use In E-Cigarettes, Vaping Is Rising

A proof-of-concept app that could help with the treatment of schizophrenia.
Newsy StaffSci/Health

Could Artificial Intelligence Help Patients With Schizophrenia?

A 2015 study showed 62 percent of Americans stress over things like scheduling, money & staying healthy during the holidays.
 U.S.

The Difference Between Holiday Blues And True Anxiety Or Depression

Technology is only partially responsible for teen inactivity, WHO says.
 World

81% Of The World's 11-To-17-Year-Olds Aren't Active Enough

A father and son after the shooting at Saugus High School on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Getty ImagesSci/Health

After A Shooting, Mental Health Needs Are Immediate

Saugus High School on Nov. 15, 2019.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Emergency Training Helped Victims Minutes After California Shooting

Pre-school students are among the thousands of children who faced traumatic evacuations in on November 8, 2018.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Assessing Kids' Mental Health A Year After The Camp Fire

Crosses line the road leading into Paradise, California.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Mental Health Struggles Set In As Camp Fire Anniversary Nears

Crews removed debris near burned out cars in Paradise, California.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Public Health Concerns Remain One Year After CA's Deadliest Fire

A town sign outside Paradise, CA
Newsy StaffU.S.

A Year After The Deadly Camp Fire, Paradise Is Still Cleaning Up

Inerviewing the Mayor of Paradise, CA
Newsy StaffU.S.

Mayor On Camp Fire Anniversary: "We're Not Survivors, We're Pioneers"

Madison Webb, 22, undergoes chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
Madison WebbSci/Health

22 Year Old Breast Cancer Patient Shares Challenges Of Young Diagnosis

Children at an HHS-operated facility.
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesSci/Health

Separated Migrant Children Experience Long-Lasting Mental Impacts

A manual accompanies and an eight hour mental health first aid class.
Dave Franco/NewsyU.S.

You Can Learn Specialized First Aid To Better Address Mental Health

climbers on an indoor rock wall
Newsy staffSci/Health

How Adaptive Climbing Is Helping Veterans Fight PTSD

Dayton police officers return to search for more evidence at the scene of the August 4th mass shooting
Getty ImagesU.S.

Report: Connection Between Mental Health & Mass Violence Is Overstated

A window covered by security bars at Metropolitan Correctional Center, the federal jail where Jeffery Epstein was.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Suicide Watch Works

People hold up candles during a vigil in Las Vegas for victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Mental Health Does And Does Not Relate To Mass Violence

Maggie Hanna, a cattle rancher
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

Getting Mental Health Care Is Harder In Rural America

A woman video conferences with a doctor.
 Sci/Health

Telemedicine Can Save Lives In Rural Areas, But It's Still Hard To Get

Plastic packaging around beauty products
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

How The Beauty Industry Is Trying To Send Less To The Landfill

Inside a recycling plant that makes fiber from single use plastic bottles.
REPREVESci/Health

A Reuse-Heavy Circular Economy Could Help Lower Plastic Pollution