Vidya Rao is a freelance writer and multimedia content creator with more than a decade of experience specializing in wellness, food and small business journalism. She's passionate about amplifying underrepresented voices.
Vidya contributes to a variety of publications, having written for Square, Rally Health, EatingWell, TODAY and more. She was previously the global editorial lead for Uber Eats, where she created a powerful video series about immigrant chefs on the platform. Prior to that, she was the senior editor for the TODAY Show. She started her career as a general news and lifestyle reporter and has interviewed legends like Maya Angelou and covered the 2014 Olympics from Sochi, Russia. She is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.
Multiple Sclerosis: What to Expect From Diagnosis to Treatment
A MS diagnosis is scary, but with the right treatment, you can live a normal life
Why Antimicrobial Resistance Is a Threat We Need to Take Seriously
An expert explains how antibiotic-resistant bacteria affect women's health
Newborn Screening Saves Lives: What Parents Need to Know
Not all newborns are screened for the same diseases — and that's a problem