Who I Am

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I am a freelance science and health journalist based in New York City. I am drawn to stories about how science affects our daily lives and how we think about our world and ourselves. Which means I like to cover a wide range of topics! But I have a special place in my heart for all things infectious.

Recently I have written about the effect of anesthesia on the brain, the relationship between inflammation and depression and how bacteria could help keep arsenic out of rice. My work has appeared in Scientific American, The Scientist, Discover and on CNN HealthSeleni.org and Health.com, among other publications.

I got my master’s in journalism from NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program in 2009. Before that, I studied some intricacies of human papillomavirus (HPV) at Columbia University until it earned me my PhD and did a short fellowship in Paris where I researched HIV drug resistance. In addition to viruses and speaking French, I am obsessed with dance, cats and tofu bacon. For more gory details, please check out my CV.

Contact me at storrsc@gmail.com  Follow me on Twitter at cstorrs