Editorial Team & Contributors

Steve Fink, Advising Editor

Steve Fink is a longtime CBS journalist who serves as the Director of News Programming and Promotion 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.

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.

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.

Chris Melore 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.

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.

Ben Renner is freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. He manages and edits websites and produces content marketing pieces and website content for a variety of clients in multiple industries. Ben is a huge sports fan and Seattle native. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Jacob Roshgadol is a neuroscience research assistant in New York City. He’s really interested in understanding how consciousness emerges from all of the processes taking place in the brain. He’s passionate about science education and wants to help make science accessible to everyone.

Brianna Sleezer holds her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. After completing her graduate work, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University where she studied the brain circuits underlying persistence. During her time as a neuroscientist, Brianna wrote and published numerous research papers and presented her findings at conferences throughout the country. She now works as a freelance science and medical writer, providing writing and editing services to clients in the academic, nonprofit, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors. Brianna is also a marathon and ultramarathon runner and spends most of her free time running and swimming.

Contributors who do not wish to have bylines are included 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.