I'm a science writer based in New York's Hudson Valley. I write a parenting column for Slate and a health column for Self and I contribute to Scientific American, Nature, and Aeon.

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.

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 or @Lindy2350 on Twitter.