Bio

I'm a science writer based in New York's Hudson Valley and a visiting scholar at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. I write a column for Slate and am a contributing editor at Scientific American. I also write for the New York Times, Mother Jones, and a number of women's magazines.

My August 2018 op-ed on vaccines in the New York Times Sunday Review won Outstanding Opinion Article in the 2019 American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Annual Writing Awards. My 2017 gun violence feature for Scientific American won ASJA’s 2018 Excellence in Reporting Award, and my 2017 skin cancer feature for Women's Health won ASJA's June Roth Award. My 2016 factory farming feature for Scientific American won first place its category in the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting and was a finalist for a 2017 National Magazine Award. 

I have a master's in Science, Health & Environmental Reporting from NYU and a background in molecular biology. Contact me at melindawmoyer (at) gmail (dot) com or @Lindy2350 on Twitter. Secure email: mwm1 (at) protonmail (dot) com.