Rob Waters

Chief Communications Officer

Prevention Institute

Oakland, CA

Rob Waters is Prevention Institute’s chief communications officer. He has worked in journalism for more than 30 years with a focus on health, science, mental health, health policy and child and family issues. He covered health, science and biotechnology for Bloomberg News, was a staff writer at Health magazine, a senior editor at WebMD, editor of the Tenderloin Times, a four-language monthly newspaper in San Francisco’s inner-city Tenderloin neighborhood and has written for Mother Jones, Parenting, San Francisco magazine, Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Columbia Journalism Review and other publications. He was awarded fellowships from the University of Maryland Fellowships in Child and Family Policy and the Rosalyn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. He continues to write for and other publications. 

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