Melinda Moyer

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Visiting Scholar
SHERP 2006

Melinda Wenner Moyer is a science writer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American, a columnist for Slate and is a 2018 Alicia Patterson fellow. Her 2016 Scientific American feature on antibiotic resistance was a finalist for a National Magazine Award and won first place in its category in the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting. Moyer has also written for Nature, Mother Jones, Bon Appétit, Women’s Health, O: The Oprah Magazine and Self. She has a master’s degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from NYU and a background in music and molecular biology.

Her visiting scholar appointment is sponsored by SHERP.


Published Works

Slate Sexism Starts in Childhood. It can also be stopped there. November 6th, 2017 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Scientific American More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows October 1st, 2017 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Women’s Health Steep obstacles to lifesaving skin care: A bleak reality for millions August 23rd, 2017 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Scientific American What Science Says about How to Get Preschool Right March 1st, 2017 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Aeon A bug for Alzheimer’s? A Bold Theory Places Infection at the Root of Alzheimer’s, January 16th, 2017 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Scientific American How Drug-Resistant Bacteria Travel from the Farm to Your Table December 1st, 2016 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Self What’s the Real Truth About Soy? May 11th, 2015 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Slate Teaching Tolerance How White Parents Should Talk to Their Young Kids About Race. March 30th, 2014 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Scientific American Is the Free-Radical Theory of Aging Dead? January 15th, 2013 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Babble Do Doctors Really Know Best? June 7th, 2012 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Slate Baby on Bed March 8th, 2012 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Slate The Truth About Epidurals January 11th, 2012 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Eating Well Going Clean September 1st, 2011 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Scientific American It’s Time to End the War on Salt July 8th, 2011 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Glamour The New Toxic Threats to Women’s Health April 27th, 2011 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Scientific American It’s Not Dementia, It’s Your Heart Medication September 7th, 2010 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar Slate End the War on Fat March 25th, 2010 Melinda Wenner Moyer Visiting Scholar