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, Washington Post, Mother Jones, and a number of women's magazines.

I am the recipient of the 2019 Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine. My work has also received first place awards in the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Annual Writing Awards and the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting. One of my pieces was a finalist for a 2017 National Magazine Award, and another was a finalist for a 2019 National Academy of Sciences Communications 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.