I'm a science writer based in New York's Hudson Valley. I write a parenting column for Slate and am a contributing editor at Scientific American.

My December 2016 feature for Scientific American about antibiotics in factory farming won first place its category in the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting. It was also a finalist for a 2017 National Magazine Award and a 2017 Science in Society Award.

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