David Grimm, PhD
Journalist; Online News Editor, Science; Professor, Science Writing, Johns Hopkins University
David Grimm is an award-winning journalist and the Online News Editor of Science, the world’s leading journal of science news and scientific research. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, which traces the journey of dogs and cats from wild animals to family members, both in our homes and in the eyes of the law.
Dr. Grimm is the recipient of the 2010 Animal Reporting Award from the National Press Club and the author of “The Mushroom Cloud’s Silver Lining,” which was featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Science, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Slate, Time, BuzzFeed, The Financial Times, and a variety of other publications. He has a PhD in genetics from Yale University and teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Grimm has written on numerous topics, but his main beat is animal rights and animal welfare. He also covers almost everything related to cats and dogs, including their domestication, cognition, and evolving status in society.
Dr. Grimm speaks regularly on the need for more effective scientific communication, both by journalists and by scientists. He has spoken on the subject as a Poynter Fellowship distinguished speaker at Yale University, as well as at Johns Hopkins University and the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.