I'm a senior staff writer at Elemental where I cover the science of health and wellness, with a special interest in the brain. Since March 2020, I’ve written almost exclusively about Covid-19, and my reporting on the pandemic won the American Society of Journalists and Authors Crisis Coverage Award in the Science Category. In addition to Elemental, my work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Scientific American, STAT, Popular Science, Vice, and more. Before transitioning to a career in journalism, I received my PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge.

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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental