Melinda Wenner Moyer
Melinda Wenner Moyer

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Title: Freelance Writer

Location: Cold Spring, New York

Education: B.S., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Michigan; B.M., Composition, University of Michigan; M.A., Journalism, New York University

Expertise: Biology, parenting, medicine, nutrition, science

- Winner of Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine
- Author of How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes


Melinda Wenner Moyer is a science journalist and author with 15 years of experience covering parenting, science and medicine topics. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine and a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post and other national magazines and newspapers.

She has a master's in science, health & environmental reporting from New York University and a background in cell and molecular biology.

Her first book, How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes, was published in July 2021 by G.P. Putnam's Sons.

She is a faculty member in the Science, Health & Environmental Reporting program at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Melinda was the recipient of the 2019 Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine, and her work was featured in the 2020 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. She was also awarded a 2018 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship. Her work has won first place prizes in the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the Folio Eddie Awards and the Annual Writing Awards of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her work has also been shortlisted for a James Beard Journalism Award, a National Academy of Sciences Communication Award and a National Magazine Award.

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