Maryn McKenna is an independent journalist who specializes in public health, global health and food policy. She is a contributor to National Geographic, a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, and an instructor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Her latest book, BIG CHICKEN: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats, was released in the United States in September by National Geographic Books/Penguin Random House and will be published in the United Kingdom in February by Little Brown. Ms. McKenna is also the author of the critically acclaimed books Superbug (Simon & Schuster, 2010) and Beating Back the Devil (S&S 2004). She is one of the stars of the 2014 documentary “Resistance,” and her 2015 TED Talk, “What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more?” has been viewed 1.5 million times and translated into 32 languages. She writes for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, WIRED, Scientific American, Slate, Nature, and The Guardian, among other publications. She is the recipient, among other awards, of the Leadership Award from the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics, the Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences, the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers, and the June Roth Memorial Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.