Maya Dusenbery is a journalist, editor, and author of the book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick, which the New York Times Book Review called "well researched [and] wonderfully truculent."
A New York Times Editors’ Choice pick, Doing Harm was named one of the best books of 2018 by NPR and Library Journal. It was the winner of the 2019 Minnesota Book Award for general nonfiction. Maya has been interviewed about gender bias in medicine on NPR’s Fresh Air, Good Morning America, and countless radio shows and podcasts. She has given talks on the subject to diverse audiences, including students, health care providers, patient advocates, researchers, and biomedical industry employees.
Maya was editorial director of the trailblazing site Feministing, where she covered a range of feminist topics—including abortion stigma, rape culture, masculinity, economic justice, and pop culture—since 2009. Formerly a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard, she has written for outlets like Scientific American, Slate, Cosmopolitan, HuffPost, The Atlantic, and Teen Vogue, among others, and contributed to the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Maya worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. She received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she is currently based in Portland, Oregon.
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