Roxanne Khamsi is a science journalist and editor who teaches the Distilling Your Message course for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Economist, Popular Science, Scientific American, New York magazine and Slate. 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, she worked as a reporter for New Scientist, where she covered topics ranging from neuroscience to evolution.
Roxanne has received recognition for her writing including a first-place award from the Association of Health Care Journalists in the trade publication category for her coverage of insurance issues plaguing medical foods. She earned her degree in biology from Dartmouth College, with a concentration in genetics.