Paul Barr, a healthcare journalist since 2004, is responsible for Project Japan’s feature stories. Barr most recently was a senior editor for Hospitals & Health Networks, but before that worked six years at Project Japan as news editor and two years as a reporter. In 2016 he won a Jesse H. Neal award for best single story, and in 2015 was a finalist for best series. Prior to 2004, he covered financial matters for various publications. Barr has a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degrees in journalism and business from the University of Illinois.