Cristine Russell

Past President

Cristine Russell is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written about science and medicine for more than four decades. She is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, currently at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Russell was formerly a national science reporter for The Washington Post and The Washington Star.  She is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, and has a biology degree from Mills College.