Christie Aschwanden

Lead science writer, FiveThirtyEight

Christie Aschwanden

Lead science writer, FiveThirtyEight


Christie Aschwanden is the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight. Her work also appears in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Discover, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, Popular Science, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Aschwanden has received journalism fellowships from the Santa Fe Institute, the Carter Center, and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. A member of the board of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, he was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2011, and her work has been honored by AAAS/Kavli, the Society of Professional Journalists, National Institute for Health Care Management, NASW and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She tweets @CragCrest.

Sessions as a Speaker

A4) Putting Character into Science—the Power of Profiles

26 October 2017
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Marriott Marquis: Salon 8

E2) There Is a 95% Chance You Should Attend this Session on Statistics

28 October 2017
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
  • Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3

Sessions as a Moderator

Engineered Cells: The Medicines of Tomorrow

29 October 2017
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
  • UCSF Mission Bay Campus