Mary Scott Hodgin

Mary Scott Hodgin

Health and Science Reporter



Mary Scott Hodgin is WBHM’s Health and Science Reporter. Hodgin has been a freelance reporter for WBHM since 2015 covering topics ranging from downtown revitalization to sewer spill notification. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in social and biological adaptation – a self-designed degree that combines biology, anthropology, and documentary to study human behavior. Fluent in Spanish, she most recently produced videos and wrote for a national health care company.

Biden at 16th Street Baptist Church Commemoration: ‘Hate is on the Rise’
09-15-2019

Sunday marked the 56th anniversary of the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the memorial observance.

NOAA Head: ‘No One’s Job Is Under Threat’ Over Trump’s Disputed Tweets About Alabama
09-10-2019

Acting NOAA Administrator Neil Jacobs said “nobody’s job is at risk” after National Weather Service forecasters in Alabama contradicted President Trump’s claim last week that the state would be hit hard by Hurricane Dorian.

Medicare Change a ‘Huge, Significant Thing’ for Alabama
09-6-2019

Rural hospitals in Alabama are struggling to make ends meet. Now, experts say Medicare is throwing the state a lifeline.

Governor’s Study Group Meets on Prison Operations
09-5-2019

Gov. Kay Ivey’s task force on criminal justice policy convened Wednesday in Montgomery to discuss the state’s troubled prison system.

UAB Using Whole Blood to Improve Trauma Care
08-29-2019

For decades, blood banks have separated blood into different parts: cells, plasma and platelets. Experts say that has a lot of advantages, but sometimes, patients just need whole blood.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Jefferson County
08-20-2019

Health officials announced Tuesday the county is fighting an outbreak of Hepatitis A.

With Low-Impact Development, Cities Hope to Better Control Runoff
08-16-2019

Many cities in Alabama now have ordinances in place to encourage low-impact development. The goal is to reduce the amount of runoff that pollutes and erodes area waterways and better prepare for extreme weather.

Development Fills the Cahaba River with Sediment
08-14-2019

Increased construction around Birmingham has led to concerns about the amount of sediment in the Cahaba River.

How Prepared is UAB Hospital for a Mass Shooting?
08-9-2019

UAB Hospital is Alabama’s busiest high-level trauma center. But how prepared is the hospital for tragedy on a larger scale?

UAB Study Shows Limiting Meal Times Can Lower Appetite
07-25-2019

Research out this week shows the timing of your meals could help you eat less. The UAB-led study explored the benefits of a type of intermittent fasting.