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Maiken Scott, host, creative director, The Pulse

Maiken hosts WHYY’s weekly health and science show, The Pulse. The Pulse explores stories about the people and places at the heart of health and science.

“Hosting a health and science show allows me to talk about everything – from baking a perfect dinner roll to freezing kidneys, or finding a giant dinosaur. What else could a woman ask for?”

Maiken has covered behavioral health since 2008, and has hosted The Pulse since its launch in 2013.

Before that, she produced several weekly radio shows for WHYY.

Latest by Maiken Scott/WHYY

Philadelphia engineer creates backup ventilators for coronavirus pandemic

The Drexel University team drew on concepts from the 1960s ventilators that were used by the Army or rescue teams.

By Maiken Scott/WHYY

Philly area mental health professionals offer free therapy for health care workers

“Our staff has decided to offer free teletherapy to those in the health care field dealing with the coronavirus outbreak."
By Maiken Scott/WHYY

Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793: ‘All was not right in our city.’

This was one of the city’s most devastating moments. Within just three months, 5,000 of those who stayed behind died of the infection.

By Maiken Scott/WHYY