Carina Storrs Title: Freelance health and science journalist Education: Columbia University Expertise: Infectious disease Health and science reporter and editor with 12 years of experience Focus on infectious disease, mental health, reproductive and maternal healthPulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting granteeMember of the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association of Science Writers, Society of Environmental Journalists Experience Carina Storrs is a freelance health and science writer based in NYC. She has more than 12 years of experience covering infectious disease, mental health and biomedical research. In addition to Health.com, her writing has appeared on Next Avenue, Medium, CNN Health, Cancer Therapy Advisor, Scientific American and other sites. Carina also has extensive experience editing, fact checking and writing for professional, as well as consumer, audiences. Over the years, she has been a contributing writer for CNN Health and researcher for Health.com. In 2015, Carina got a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to report on vaccines and children's health, two of her favorite topics. She got her master’s in journalism from the NYU Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program in 2009 and a PhD in microbiology from Columbia University in 2006. Carina enjoys dancing, helping neighborhood cats and spending time with her husband, young daughter and two cats. I love talking with doctors and other experts about complicated topics and turning what I learn into stories that help readers lead healthier, happier lives. Education Carina has a master's in journalism from New York University. She also completed a PhD in microbiology at Columbia University and holds a bachelor's in biochemistry from the University of Florida. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.