Maryn McKenna is a journalist and author specializing in public health, global health and food policy. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and the 2013-14 Knight Science Journalism Project Fellow at MIT, and was recently named recipient of the 2013 Byron H Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences. She contributes to Wired, Scientific American, Medium, Nature, Slate, SELF, The Atlantic, the Guardian and China Newsweek. She is the author of Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, on the international epidemic of drug-resistant staph in hospitals, families and farms, which won the 2013 June Roth Memorial Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the 2011 Science in Society Award given by the National Association of Science Writers. Her previous book is Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, the first history of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. She’s working on a new book about food production for National Geographic.
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