Roxanne Khamsi is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Economist, Popular Science, Scientific American, Slate, Nature, New York magazine, Wired News and the MIT Technology Review.
Roxanne has received recognition for her work, including the Walter C. Alvarez Award from the American Medical Writers Association. Additionally, she received a first-place award from the Association of Health Care Journalists in the trade publication category for her story about insurance issues plaguing medical foods. Her piece about the ethical and scientific challenges of long-acting injectable antipsychotic drugs earned her a Mental Health America Media Award for Coverage of Mental Health Research. Roxanne has also been recognized with a Guild of Health Writers Award for best young writer and the Global Health Council’s Excellence in Media Award, as well a career development grant from the National Association of Science Writers. She is a former fellow in the UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship program and a recipient of a 2017-2018 Genetics and Human Agency Journalism Fellowship. She also currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of TEDMED.
Roxanne oversees science coverage as the chief news editor at Nature Medicine, a monthly biomedical journal published by Nature Publishing Group. Before joining Nature Medicine, Roxanne worked as an online reporter for New Scientist, writing daily stories about biomedical research. In addition to her work as a writer and editor, she teaches at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York, through the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and at the CUNY Graduate Center for Journalism. Roxanne earned her degree in biology from Dartmouth College, with a concentration in genetics.
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