Lena V. Groeger

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Lena V. Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real-world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU, The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as telling stories with real-world impact.

Updated: Dollars for Docs

How much are your doctors being paid by drug or device companies? Look them up in our newly updated database.

Be Prepared: Find the ER You Want to Go to Before an Emergency Happens

Use our updated emergency room database to find an ER near you, view quality and violations data, learn about wait times before admission, and find out how long patients typically spend before they are sent home.

ER Inspector: Find and Evaluate Every Emergency Room Near You

To get the best care possible, your choice of emergency room matters. Use ER Inspector to look up hospitals ahead of time so you can evaluate where to go in an emergency.

ProPublica Programs Are Helping Diverse Candidates Break Into Newsrooms. Here Are Their Inspiring Stories.

Almost 100 journalists and journalism students have gone through our Data Institute and scholarship program. Many have told us that their experience shaped their lives and careers.

What Happened to All the Jobs Trump Promised? An Update

Since the election, President Trump has made 35 specific claims about companies adding or saving American jobs thanks to his intervention. Spoiler Alert: They haven’t held up.

Looking at Nursing Homes? See Which Ones Have Been Cited for Deficiencies

On the eve of a Senate nursing home hearing, we’ve updated Nursing Home Inspect. Compare nursing homes based on the deficiencies cited by regulators in the past three years. You can also search over 60,000 nursing home inspection reports to look for trends or patterns.

See How Your Doctor or Provider’s Prescribing Patterns Compare

Medicare’s popular prescription-drug program serves more than 42 million people and pays for more than one of every four prescriptions written nationwide. Use this tool to find and compare over 460,000 doctors and other providers who wrote over 50 prescriptions in Part D in 2016.

Students! ProPublica Wants to Pay for You to Attend a Journalism Conference in 2019

We’re giving away 20 scholarships to help students attend journalism conferences like NABJ, ONA and IRE. Apply!

What ProPublica Is Doing About Diversity in 2019

Here is our annual report on the breakdown of our staff and how we’re working to create a more diverse newsroom and inclusive journalism community.

Could Your Police Department Be Inflating Rape Clearance Rates?

Look up more than 100 of the largest police jurisdictions in the country to see their clearance rates broken down.

Miseducation

Is there racial inequality at your school? Look up more than 96,000 individual public and charter schools and 17,000 school districts to see how they compare.

We’ve Added 2016 Data to Dollars for Docs

Is your doctor taking money from drug or device companies? Check with our newly updated app.

Has Your School Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations?

For the first time ever, ProPublica is making available the status of all of the civil rights cases that have been resolved during the past three years, as well as pending investigations. See if your school district or college is being investigated for civil rights violations and why.

Announcing ProPublica’s 21 Diversity Scholarship Recipients!

These 21 talented journalists will get $700 each to attend NAHJ, NABJ, AAJA, NAJA or NLGJA.

Students! ProPublica Wants to Pay For You to Attend NAHJ, NABJ, AAJA, NAJA or NLGJA

We’re giving students 21 scholarships to attend journalism conferences. Apply!

What ProPublica Is Doing About Diversity in 2018

Here is a breakdown of our staff. And here is how we’re working to create a more diverse newsroom and inclusive journalism community.

What Happened to All the Jobs Trump Promised?

Since the election, President Trump has made 31 specific claims about companies adding or saving American jobs thanks to his intervention. We went back to see what’s become of those announcements.

We’ve Updated Our Treatment Tracker

Our database now includes records from 2015. Look up your doctor and other providers in the Medicare Part B program.

Bombs in Your Backyard

The military spends more than a billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives. A full map of these sites — which exist in every state in the country, some near schools and residential neighborhoods — has never been made public; until now.

Forms Matter

How the design of forms can decide an election, affect racial profiling and shape identity

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