- Emily Laber-Warren
Emily Laber-Warren, director of the Health & Science reporting program, is a longtime science journalist. She has been a top editor at Scientific American Mind, Women’s Health, and Popular Science, and her articles have appeared in those and other publications, including Psychology Today and Earth 3.0. She began her career as a reporter at daily newspapers, including the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, where she covered education and city hall, and The Record in Hackensack, N.J., where she covered the environment. She was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism in 1993-94. Before coming to CUNY, Laber-Warren taught for 12 years in NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. She is the author of “A Walk in the Woods: Into the Field Guide,” an introduction to forest ecology for young children, to be published by Downtown Bookworks in June 2013. She has a B.A. in Humanities from Yale.
- Melinda Wenner Moyer
Melinda Wenner Moyer (“In the Lab”) is a freelance science and health writer based in Brooklyn, N.Y., who focuses on the nexus of health, the environment, and policy. She has written for publications including Scientific American, Slate, Mother Jones, O: The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Redbook, Men’s Health, and Better Homes and Gardens. In 2009, she won an American Academy of Emergency Physicians Journalism Award for “Cold Relief,” a feature published in Popular Science. Since 2010, her blog “Body Politic” has been featured on the Public Library of Science (PLoS) blog network. Moyer has a Master’s degree from NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP).
- Marshall Allen
Marshall Allen (Investigative Health Reporting) is a reporter for ProPublica. His “Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas,” written in collaboration with Alex Richards for the Las Vegas Sun, was honored with several journalism awards, including the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. It was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting. His health-care coverage was recognized as the best in the country in 2009 by the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ.) In 2007, he won second place for his beat reporting for the Sun, where he spent five years before coming to ProPublica in 2011. Before he was in journalism, Allen spent five years in full-time ministry, including three years in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a Master’s degree in Theology.
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