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 in the New York Times Sunday Review, "Anti-Vaccine Activists Have Taken Vaccine Science Hostage," won Outstanding Opinion Article in the 2019 American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Annual Writing Awards. My October 2017 feature for Scientific American, "Journey to Gunland," won ASJA’s 2018 Excellence in Reporting Award, and "Deserted," my September 2017 feature for Women's Health, won ASJA's June Roth Award. My 2016 feature for Scientific American, "The Looming Threat of Factory-Farm Superbugs," 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.