Jamie Kopf

Jamie Kopf is editor of BerkeleyWellness.com and senior editor of the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter. Prior to joining the Berkeley Wellness staff in 2014, she spent over a decade as an editor and writer at Consumer Reports, covering a wide range of health, medical, nutrition, and science topics for the flagship magazine, website, and ShopSmart, an offshoot magazine for women. During her tenure she also served as chief editor of the Consumer Reports on Health newsletter. Jamie holds a bachelor's degree from Tulane University and a master's degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She has appeared as a frequent expert guest in national and local media and has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other outlets.


  • Hand Sanitizer Caution?>
    Wellness Tip

    Hand Sanitizer Caution

    by Jamie Kopf

    Swallowing even a small amount of alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be lethal to a young child, the FDA recently warned, citing an uptick in calls to poison-control centers related to ingestion of these products since the Covid-19 pandemic began.