Bio

I'm a science writer based in New York's Hudson Valley. This year I am a visiting scholar at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and an Alicia Patterson fellow. 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 October 2017 feature for Scientific American, "Journey to Gunland," won the 2018 Excellence in Reporting Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, 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.