I'm a science and health writer based in New York's Hudson Valley. I write a regular column for Slate and contribute to magazines including Scientific American, Nature, Aeon, and O: The Oprah Magazine.

My December 2016 feature for Scientific American about antibiotics in factory farming was awarded 1st place in its category in the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting by the Association of Health Care Journalists. It was also a finalist for a 2017 National Magazine Award.

I have a master's degree in Science, Health & Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from NYU and a background in molecular biology.

Contact me at melindawmoyer (at) gmail (dot) com or @Lindy2350 on Twitter.