Jeneen Interlandi is a science journalist who writes for several national publications. She also co-authored an environmental science textbook for college students, which was published by WH Freeman and is now going into its third edition. Since March of 2016, Jeneen has been the lead Health Reporter at Consumer Reports, where she covers the intersection of science, medicine and regulatory policy.
In her previous life, Jeneen was a scientist-dilletante. She studied climate change in the Arctic Circle; epigenetics in a Harvard immunology lab; and behavioral conditioning in alcohol-addicted rats. She also formulated vaccines in a pharmaceutical lab. She holds a B.A. in molecular biology and biochemistry (from Rutgers University) and an M.A. in environmental science and M.S. in journalism (both from Columbia University). She was a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where she focused on global health and the history of medicine, and a 2014 Pulitzer Traveling grantee, for which she spent five weeks reporting from within the Hungarian Roma community.
Jeneen was born in Medellin, Colombia, adopted by Sicilian-Americans, and raised in Central New Jersey. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and a cat who was originally named Isis but is now called Tiny.
She will try not to post too many cat pictures.