Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship in Complex Systems Science
2015 Fellow

Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism
2013/2014 Fellow

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
2007 reporting grant recipient

Knight Science Journalism
2005 Fellow, Medical Evidence Boot Camp at MIT


The Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Magazine Journalism (National Circulation)
The High Cost of Cheap Chicken, Consumer Reports Magazine.

National Association of Science Writers 2013 Science in Society Award for Commentary or Opinion
The real scandal: science denialism at Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Last Word On Nothing, February 8, 2012

National Magazine Award Finalist, 2011
Pet Project
Runner’s World, September, 2010

2008 Arlene Award for Articles that Make a Difference.
Through the Forest, a Clearer View of the Needs of a People
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.

2007 honorable mention for print journalism from the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
Is It or Isn’t It (Just Another Mouse)?
Why science alone will not settle the West’s endangered species dilemmas
High Country News, August 7, 2006

2007 Outstanding Essay Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
One Daughter, One Dad, Two Bikes
A test of endurance becomes a journey of discovery
Health, June, 2006

2005 Outstanding Article Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors
The Kitchen Comes Clean
How to keep your kitchen and yourself safe without obsessing over cleaning.
Health, July, 2004