Mariana Lenharo

Mariana Lenharo
Title: Science and Health Freelance Journalist
Education: Universidade de São Paulo, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
Expertise: Health Journalism, Science Journalism, Environmental Journalism
  • Health and science freelance journalist based in New Jersey
  • Published in Scientific American, Undark, Nature, Elemental, and Health
  • Member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW)


Mariana Lenharo is a science and health freelance journalist based in New Jersey. Having covered topics as diverse as astrophysics, neuroscience, and climate change, she developed a particular interest in evidence-based medicine, public health, and epidemics. Her freelance work appears in publications such as Scientific American, Undark, Nature, Elemental, and Health.

Before becoming an independent journalist, she covered drug development at BioPharm Insight/GlobalData in New York City and worked as a staff reporter at the science desk of nationwide Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo and G1, the news website of Globo, the largest mass media group in Latin America.


Mariana has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Universidade de São Paulo, in Brazil, and a master's degree in Science Journalism from Columbia University.

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