Lindsey Konkel

Freelance Health Writer



Lindsey Konkel is an award-winning freelance journalist with more than 10 years of experience covering health, science, and the environment. Her work has appeared online and in print for Newsweek, National Geographic, Huffington Post, Consumer Reports, Everyday Health, Science, Environmental Health Perspectives, UCSF Magazine, American Association for Cancer Research, and others.

She previously worked as an editor and staff writer at Environmental Health News. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and a bachelor’s degree in biology from College of the Holy Cross.

Konkel lives in Haddon Township, New Jersey, with her husband, daughter, three cats, and dog. When she isn't writing, she handles social media and content marketing for a small veterinary clinic she started with her husband, Neabore Veterinary Clinic.


  • Bachelor of Arts in (B.A.) in Biology, College of the Holy Cross
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting, New York University


  • Lizzie Grossman Freelance Grant for Environmental Health Reporting, 2018, Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science & Medical Journalism, 2017
  • Livingston Award Finalist, Excellence in National Reporting, 2016
  • Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources Prairie Pothole Institute Fellowship, 2016
  • New York University Reporting Award, 2015

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