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Senior Science Writer, STAT; Author, Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions

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Sharon Begley is the senior science writer at STAT, the life sciences publication of The Boston Globe. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1977, where she regularly contributed articles to the Yale Scientific Magazine. She has written recurring columns and feature articles in several mainstream publications on a wide variety of scientific topics. Begley is also an author and speaks at universities and gatherings of both professional and community organizations. Her topics include the neuroplasticity of the brain, issues affecting science journalism, education, and other topics she has researched during her career. She has appeared on radio and television to discuss the topics covered in her articles and books.Before STAT, she was senior health and science correspondent at Reuters, science editor and science columnist at Newsweek, and science columnist at The Wall Street Journal. Begley is the author of Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions and Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain; she co-authored The Emotional Life of Your Brain. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including an honorary degree from University of North Carolina at Asheville for communicating science to the public and the Public Understanding of Science Award from the San Francisco Exploratorium.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Sharon Begley and other top speakers and celebrities.

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