Vida Foubister was the editor of Quality Matters, the Commonwealth Fund’s monthly newsletter on quality improvement, from January 2004 to May 2009. She has written extensively about health care for various publications, including American Medical News, Reuters Health and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She currently works as an independent journalist in Rye, New York.