Editorial Team & Contributors

Steve Fink, Advising Editor

Steve Fink is a longtime CBS journalist who serves as Vice President of News Engagement for CBS Local by day. He previously served as Managing Editor of CBSNewYork.com and WCBSTV.com before joining the company’s corporate digital team. His passion for digital news standards and trends, combined with his love for news-oriented studies made him an ideal advisor for the content and vision of StudyFinds.org.

Chris Melore, Editor

Chris has been a writer, researcher, editor, and producer in the New York-area since 2006. He won a local Emmy award for his work in sports television in 2011.

Current StudyFinds.org Contributors:

John Anderer: John has been writing professionally for over 8 years. When he isn’t writing about the latest scientific studies, you can find him working on his first horror novel.

Embriette Hyde is a research scientist-turned science writer with a passion for responsible science communication. She received her PhD on the topic of the human microbiome from Baylor College of Medicine in 2014. After leading the world’s largest citizen science microbiome research project, the American Gut Project, she left academia in 2017 to become a full-time science writer and research consultant. Embriette is also a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, which she received for her work on the American Gut Project. In her free time, she enjoys reading, riding horses, and CrossFit.

Craig Lee is a freelance writer who covers a variety of subject matters. When he’s not writing, he enjoys reading works from the late James Baldwin and discovering new food spots.

Terra Marquette is a Denver-area freelance writer and editor. Her love of almost every subject led her to a degree in journalism, followed by science-based writing and editing as well as fact-filled library research. In her free time, she enjoys long nature walks and creating healthy meals for her family.

Judy Minkoff holds her doctorate in immunology and molecular pathogenesis from Emory University. She has over a decade of experience in preclinical laboratory settings working on viruses and vaccine development. She was a medical writer for two-and-a-half years and has been a freelance science writer and editor since 2016. She is passionate about music and is the founder and director of a professional NYC-based a cappella group called Stiletta. Also a mom, Judy resides in NYC with her husband and two children.

Freelance contributors who do not wish to have bylines, as well as wire service articles are posted under the StudyFinds author name.

Posts are written to explain the findings of each study, however StudyFinds.org does not endorse, agree, nor disagree with any studies posted. We welcome and encourage our readers to leave comments whether you support or oppose a study, however we request such comments to be written with respect to opposing beliefs.