Becca Aaronson Senior Designer/Developer

Becca Aaronson designs and builds interactive features to expand the reach of reporting, analyzes data for projects and runs the interactive data and visuals team's fellowship program. She also works on tools to simplify workflows and conducts user research to improve design processes and reader experience. Becca joined the Tribune in 2010 and was promoted in 2012 to cover health care, during which time she was nationally recognized for her coverage of women’s health and abortion politics. A founding member of the Tribune’s interactive data and visuals team, Becca left the health care beat in 2014 to develop interactive features full-time. She has a bachelor’s degree in cultural theory from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.

Recent Contributions

Medicaid Waiver Presents Structuring Challenges

Dr. Sarah Helfand exams a patient during his checkup at Kessler Pediatrics in Dallas.
Dr. Sarah Helfand exams a patient during his checkup at Kessler Pediatrics in Dallas.

Health care providers across Texas are submitting proposals to transform the way they care for the poor and uninsured. But the complicated bureaucratic process for achieving these lofty goals to transform the system has led to disagreements over how to distribute money.

UT-Austin Program Helps Health Care Go Digital

The Health IT Learning Center, located in the Norman Hackerman Building on the UT Austin campus, features a classroom and a simulated clinic to teach students the workflow of new health information exchange systems.
The Health IT Learning Center, located in the Norman Hackerman Building on the UT Austin campus, features a classroom and a simulated clinic to teach students the workflow of new health information exchange systems.

As federal policies push medical providers to switch to electronic health systems, a new job market for highly trained health IT professionals is quickly emerging — and the University of Texas at Austin is taking advantage of it.