Amy Maxmen, PhD
2016 Bricker Award Recipient, freelance science journalist
Amy Maxmen, PhD, an award-winning freelance science journalist, is the inaugural recipient of the Bricker Award. A former scientist who left the laboratory for the newsroom, Amy writes about the impact of science on the public, about the nuances of biomedicine, and about the lives of researchers. Her work has appeared in several prominent outlets, including Newsweek, National Geographic, and The Economist.