Melinda’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, O: The Oprah Magazine, Nature and many other publications. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine and has been a parenting columnist for Slate. As a 2018 Alicia Patterson fellow, she wrote an award-winning op-ed for The New York Times and traveled to Guinea-Bissau for a Scientific American story that was featured in the 2020 Best Science and Nature Writing anthology. A feature she wrote about factory farming and antibiotic resistance in 2017 was a finalist for a National Magazine Award, and a story she wrote about the public health effects of gun ownership, which involved a road trip through the Deep South, won the 2018 Excellence in Reporting Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Melinda has been a featured guest on many local and national radio shows and news networks.

Melinda Wenner Moyer

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Awards & Honors

  • 2019 Winner, Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine
  • 2019 Finalist, National Academy of Sciences Communication Award
  • 2019 Winner, Outstanding Opinion Article, the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Writing Awards
  • 2018 Fellowship awardee, Alicia Patterson Foundation
  • 2018 Winner, Excellence in Reporting Award, the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Writing Awards
  • 2018 Winner, June Roth Award, the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Writing Awards
  • 2017 Winner, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Media Award
  • 2017 Winner, Folio Eddie award for best single article in Consumer: Science/Technology
  • 2017 Winner, Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting
  • 2017 Finalist, National Magazine Award
  • 2017 Finalist, Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers
  • 2012 Finalist, James Beard Journalism Award
  • 2012 Winner, Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Journalism Award
  • 2010 Winner, American College of Emergency Physicians Journalism of Excellence Award

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