Cori Vanchieri

Cori Vanchieri

Features Editor, 2014-2022

Cori Vanchieri joined Science News in August 2014 as features editor. She has more than 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and project manager within the health and science field. She helped launch news sections at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and Annals of Internal Medicine and was senior medical editor at Cleveland Clinic Magazine. Before joining Science News, Cori was the story editor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s magazine, the HHMI Bulletin. She earned degrees from Cornell University and Stanford University.

All Stories by Cori Vanchieri

  1. It’s time to manage elite expectations

    Features Editor Cori Vanchieri provides insight into our coverage of mental health in elite athletes.

  2. A desire for knowledge on many science fronts

  3. Science & Society

    An ecologist’s new book gets at the root of trees’ social lives

    In ‘Finding the Mother Tree,’ Suzanne Simard recounts how she discovered hidden networks in forests.

  4. Science & Society

    The book ‘Viral BS’ offers a cure for medical myths and fake health news

    In ‘Viral BS,’ physician and author Seema Yasmin fights misinformation with a dose of storytelling.

  5. Health & Medicine

    U.S. fentanyl deaths are rising fastest among African-Americans

    New statistics on fentanyl-related overdoses show troubling increases in deaths among African-Americans, Hispanics and men.

  6. Health & Medicine

    At-home telomere testing is not a reliable marker of aging, researcher says

    Telomere testing for consumers offers a poor measure of “biological age,” says Johns Hopkins oncologist Mary Armanios.

  7. Genetics

    The history of heredity makes for a fascinating, and chilling, read

    From eugenics to gene editing, Carl Zimmer’s She Has Her Mother’s Laugh recounts genetics’ biggest discoveries.

  8. Agriculture

    ‘Big Chicken’ chronicles the public health dangers of using antibiotics in farming

    A new book takes a hard look at the chicken industry for its role in fostering antibiotic resistance.

  9. Health & Medicine

    ‘Cracking the Aging Code’ tackles aging from evolutionary perspective

    In 'Cracking the Aging Code', theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and writer Dorion Sagan take a different approach to the science of growing old.