Daniel Childs

Director, U.S. External Communications
Bayer Corporation

Dan is an Emmy Award-winning medical journalist and health communicator whose body of work spans broadcast, print and digital venues. As Director of U.S. External Communications for Bayer, he currently serves as one of the top media relations professionals for Bayer in the United States. Prior to joining Bayer, Dan led the ABC News Medical Unit, the nerve center for all health and medical news reported on World News with David Muir, Good Morning America, ABCNews.com and the network's other broadcast and digital platforms. Dan covered numerous public health issues during his tenure at ABC News, most notably the 2014 Ebola outbreak, the 2015 Zika epidemic, the Affordable Care Act and the opioid crisis in America. Dan also coordinated and supervised the ABC News Medical Journalism resident elective rotation – a unique four-week program that attracted hundreds of physicians from across the United States and trained them to work with and within the media. In addition to his post at Bayer, Dan is an adjunct lecturer at the Tufts University School of Medicine, where he teaches a course on medical journalism at the school's Summer Institute.

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