Anna Kochman studies journalism (cross-platform editing and producing) and computer science at the University of Missouri.
In addition to producing for Missouri Health Talks for the Fall 2022 semester, she works as a copy editor at the Columbia Missourian and has reported for Vox Magazine in the past.
She is from suburban Kansas City, but with all of its natural beauty, trails and coffee shops, Columbia has become her second home. In her free time, you can find her at the Marching Mizzou practice field, playing Stardew Valley or sewing.
'It's very rare for the health care system to ask the person their sexual orientation or gender identity… it's almost always the patient has to be the one that outs themselves.’Dr. Jane McElroy is a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri. She specializes in LGBTQIA+ healthcare and spoke about some of the common barriers and difficulties LGBTQIA+ patients encounter when accessing care.
‘Weight in the lesbian community means something different than it does, maybe, in the straight community.’Dr. Jane McElroy is a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri. She specializes in LGBTQIA healthcare and spoke about how weight and weight loss can take on different significance in lesbian and bisexual communities.