Public Health Summit 2016

Public Health Summit 2016

Maryn McKenna


Speaker's Biography

Maryn McKenna

Journalist and Author; Specialist in Public Health, Global Health and Food Policy


Maryn McKenna is an independent journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health and food policy. She is a contributor to National Geographic, where she writes for the science salon Phenomena and helped launch the award-winning food site the Plate. She is also a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and the author of two critically acclaimed books, "Superbug" and "Beating Back the Devil." McKenna appeared in the 2014 documentary "Resistance," and her 2015 TED Talk, "What Do We Do When Antibiotics Don't Work Any More?" has been viewed more than 1 million times. She writes for Wired, Scientific American, Slate, Self, the Atlantic, Nature and the Guardian, among other publications. She received the 2014 Leadership Award from the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics and the 2013 Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences.


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