Julia Hotz

Julia Hotz is a solutions-focused journalist currently writing THE SOCIAL PRESCRIPTION (2024), a book exploring the science and stories of social prescribing by chronicling how doctor-led interventions for nonmedical supports —like art, nature, exercise, volunteer service, conversation groups, and economic resources—are making healthcare more effective, equitable, and sustainable. Her stories have appeared in WIRED UK, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, TIME, Popular Science, Scientific American, and more. After studying sociology at the University of Cambridge, she joined the Solutions Journalism Network, where she helps other journalists and entrepreneurs do and spread rigorous, evidence-based reporting on solutions to today’s biggest problems.