Lauren Bavis is an investigative reporter for Side Effects Public Media, a Midwest health reporting collaboration based at WFYI. With Jake Harper she co-hosts Sick, a podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. She graduated from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to Indiana in 2012. She previously reported on health and social services for the Bloomington Herald-Times. She was part of the Side Effects Public Media team named Indiana’s Journalists of the Year in 2019 by the Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.