I'm a science writer based in New York's Hudson Valley. I write a parenting column for Slate, a health column for Self and contribute to Scientific American, Nature, & 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 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: melindawmoyer (at) protonmail (dot) com] or @Lindy2350 on Twitter.