Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
2007 reporting grant recipient
Knight Science Journalism
2005 Fellow, Medical Evidence Boot Camp at MIT
Runner’s World, September, 2010
Feature package about running with dogs, including why you should run with a dog, the best breeds for running, running gear for dogs, how to avoid getting bitten, how to train your dog to run, a debate about whether it’s ok to let dogs run off-leash and a short essay about the challenges I faced trying to teach my dog Oskar to run.
Vietnamese botanist Phung Tuu Boi is working to help forests and native peoples recover from Agent Orange.
The New York Times, September 18, 2007
Filmmaker George Lerner produced a video of Christie’s travels with Mr. Boi. Christie’s story was also featured in the New York Times weekly Science Times podcast on September 18, 2007.
Awarded the 2008 Arlene Award for Articles that Make a Difference.
When it comes to Tyler Hamilton, the most contentious–and, perhaps, most important–question isn’t if he’s guilty or innocent of doping, but why each of us has chosen a side.
Bicycling Magazine, November 2007
Not an award-winner, but it’s my favorite story that never won anything. It was nominated for a National Magazine Award, but wasn’t a finalist.
Why science alone will not settle the West’s endangered species dilemmas
High Country News, August 7, 2006
2007 recipient of an honorable mention for print journalism from the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
A test of endurance becomes a journey of discovery
Health, June, 2006
Winner of the 2007 Outstanding Essay Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
How to keep your kitchen and yourself safe without obsessing over cleaning.
Health, July, 2004
Winner of the 2005 year Outstanding Article Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors