Christie Aschwanden

Science Writer

Christie Aschwanden is a Colorado-based freelance writer and author of the bestselling Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery. Her work also appears in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Discover, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, Popular Science, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She is a member of the CASW board. Aschwanden has received journalism fellowships from the Santa Fe Institute, the Carter Center, and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. She was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2011, and her work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, National Institute for Health Care Management, NASW and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.  Her story “The Real Scandal: Science Denialism at Susan G. Komen for the Cure®” (featured on Showcase) won the National Association of Science Writers’ Science in Society Award in 2013. She tweets @CragCrest.