Yael L. Maxwell
Yael L. Maxwell is Senior Medical Journalist for TCTMD and Section Editor of TCTMD's Fellows Forum. She served as the inaugural media fellow for the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College from 2015 to 2016. Her 2022 news story about radiation exposure for structural imagers won the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Media Excellence Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and her 2021 feature story about expired cardiac devices won a Bronze Digital Health Award. Prior to working for CRF, Yael spent 2 years managing all research-related communications at the Lymphoma Research Foundation. She has also worked for the Editorial department of the PBS-affiliated science documentary series NOVA and the public affairs office of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and she has contributed to Genewatch, the monthly publication of the Council for Responsible Genetics. Her work has been published in mental_floss, Refinery29, and ScienceNOW. Yael studied Environmental Science and Journalism at Boston University.