Speaking engagements

A TED speaker in 2015 and a TEDx speaker in 2018, Maryn has appeared at the United Nations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the EU Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the National Academy of Science, universities in the US, EU and Asia, and professional and academic conferences and events.

"The Learning Curve: Public health experts on lessons from Covid-19 response in Asia and the US," EWC Seminars Live, July 2020

"Inside the WHO's Quest for Covid-19 Infodemic Immunity," Columbia University Earth Institute, July 2020

""Keeping AMR top of mind during COVID-19," World Antimicrobial Resistance Congress, June 2020

"Science Communication in the Time of Coronavirus," Duke University Initiative for Science and Society, April 2020

"Covering COVID-19: What do you need to know?", Association of Health Care Journalists, March 2020

Food Literacy for All, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 2020

"The Second Antibiotic Era," Plenary, AAAS2020, Seattle, February 2020

"Cheap Meat, Antibiotics and the Future of Farming," i3, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, January 2020

Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance, London, November 2019

"What Happens When Antibiotics Stop Working?", 2019 Gairdner Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, November 2019

Antimicrobial Resistance 2019, The Economist Events, London, March 2019

The Story Collider, January 2019

The Real Truth About Food Conference, New York, January 2019

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance Globally, CARB-X, Boston, January 2019

Atlantic LIVE Pulse: On the Front Lines of Health Care, Boston, June 2017

Society of Actuaries, Hollywood, Florida, June 2017

Keynote, Workshop on Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats, The National Academies, Washington, DC, December 2016

World Polio Day, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 2016

Keynote, PennCHOP Third Annual Microbiome Symposium, Philadelphia, October 2016

"Mega-risks: Antibiotic resistance," R+V Versicherung, Mainz, September 2016

Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciation Weekend, August 2016

ASM Microbe 2016, Boston, June 2016

Keynote, Boston Area Antibiotic Resistance Network, June 2016

"Bugs v. Drugs," Science Gallery Dublin, June 2016

Plenary, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Atlanta, May 2016

North American Strategy Conference on Animal Agriculture, Center for Food Integrity, May 2016

"Superbugs: Slowing the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria," Milken Institute Public Health Summit, Washington, DC, March 2016

"The Impotence of Antibiotics," Bob Graham Center for Public Service, University of Florida, November 2015

Natural Products Expo East, Baltimore, September 2015

University Research Magazine Association, July 2015

"Antimicrobial Resistance: A Growing Global Threat," United Nations, June 2015

"The Antibiotics Crisis: The Health Care and Human Costs of Drug Resistance," University of California,  Berkeley, Schools of Journalism and Public Health, April 2015

Voices from the Vanguard, Grady College, University of Georgia, April 2015

Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University, April 2015

Consortium of Universities in Global Health, Boston, March 2015

TED 2015, Vancouver, March 2015

Food and Farm Summit, The Carrot Project, Boston, November 2014

FERN Talks & Eats, Brooklyn, November 2014

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Atlanta, October 2014

R3 Prevention Summit, Austin, October 2014

Chefs Collaborative Summit, Boulder, September 2014

Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Ga., August 2014

National Library of Medicine, NIH, June 2014

ScienceWriters 2013, Gainesville, November 2013

IDWeek, San Francisco, October 2013

2nd International Conference on Digital Disease Detection, San Francisco, September 2013

World Conference of Science Journalists, Helsinki, June 2013

World Healthcare Associated Infections Forum, Veyrier-du-lac, France, June 2013

The Art of Conversation, University of Wisconsin, April 2013

Association of Health Care Journalists, Boston, March 2013

"Superbugs: The Quest for Drug Developers," American Chemical Society (webinar), February 28, 2013

"What science writers can learn from genre novels," ScienceOnline 2013, Raleigh, NC, January 2013

"Social media and disease detection," Minnesota Medical Leaders, University of Minnesota, November 2012

Science and the City, New York Academy of Sciences, October 2012

Hack the City, Science Center, Dublin, August 2012

Science Writing in the Age of Denial, University of Wisconsin, April 2012

Association of Health Care Journalists, Atlanta, April 2012

Pediatric Grand Rounds, University of Chicago Children’s Hospitals, April 2012

Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, Atlanta, March 2012

SoCon 2012, Kennesaw State University, February 2012

ScienceOnline 2012, Raleigh, NC, January 2012

HealthWatch USA, Lexington, KY, November 2011

“Crossing the Divide: On the Adventure of Communicating Science to the Public,” University of Louisville, October 2011

World Conference of Science Journalists, Doha, Qatar, June 2011

Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship Forum, June 2011

“Do you want antibiotics with that?”, STOP Foodborne Illness (webinar), May 2011

Association of Health Care Journalists, annual meeting, April 2011

“Gutenberg Meets Google,” New England Science Writers, March 2011

Science Online 2011, January 2011

National Association of Science Writers, November 2010

Inside/Out Lecture Series, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, November 2010

“The New Food Safety Science,” Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis, September 2010

Vaccine Dinner Club, Emory University, September 2010

Lessons Learned from the Influenza Pandemic 2009, Belgian Presidency of the European Union, Brussels, July 2010

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, December 2009

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, April 2009

American Society of Journalists and Authors, April 2008

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, April 2008

Association of Health Care Journalists, annual meeting, March 2008

"Changing Dynamics in the Asia Pacific," East-West Center Media Conference, Bangkok, January 2008

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Orientation Day Keynote, August 2007

MIT Executive Forum, March 2007

Association of Health Care Journalists, annual meeting, March 2007

Covering the Next Health Crisis, Nieman Foundation, Harvard University, November 2006

World Congress on Communication for Development, Rome, October 2006

CDC Communicators’ Roundtable, June 2006

Knight Foundation Public Health Journalism Boot Camp, keynote, June 2006

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, March 2006

Association of Health Care Journalists, annual meeting, March 2006

Gnat Line News Briefing, keynote, University of Georgia, February 2006

Media and Judiciary Conference, State Bar of Georgia, January 2006

"Increasing Health Risks In a Globalized World," National Press Foundation, October 2005

Advanced Health Care Law Seminar, State Bar of Georgia, October 2005

Public Health and the Law in the 21st Century Conference, June 2005

American Society for Microbiology, annual meeting, June 2005

Council of Science Editors, annual meeting, May 2005

Graduation speaker, University of Georgia Department of Biological Sciences, May 2005

Inter-American Press Association, April 2005

Write Around Home, Athens (Ga.) Classic Center Cultural Foundation, March 2005

Knight-Wallace Fellows Program, University of Michigan, November 2004

Center for Peace and Security Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, November 2004

Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, November 2004

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, November 2004

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, annual meeting, October 2004

Investigative Reporters and Editors, annual meeting, May 2004

Council of Science Editors, annual meeting, May 2004

Triangle Lecture Series, Center For Public Health Preparedness and Research, Emory University, February 2004

National Environmental Public Health Conference, December 2003

Public Relations Society of America (Georgia Chapter), Annual Collegiate Conference, February 2003

"Terrorism At Home: Challenges For The Media Covering America’s Security," Joan Shorenstein Center and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, February 2003

The Press and Public Policy: Covering Permanent War and Bioterrorism, University of Michigan, January 2003

Investigative Reporters and Editors, annual meeting, 2003

Association of Health Care Journalists, annual meeting, 2003

Center for Health, Culture and Society, Emory University, 2001

Academic appointments

Senior Fellow
Center for the Study of Human Health
Emory University

Creator and chief instructor
"Journalism in a pandemic: Covering Covid-19 now and in the future," MOOC,
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas
May 2020

Research affiliate
Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Senior Fellow
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
Brandeis University

Adjunct faculty
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Georgia
Fall 2017

Science journalist in residence
University of Florida
November 2015

2013-14 Project Fellow
Knight Science Journalism Program

Science writer in residence
University of Wisconsin
April 2013

Santa Fe Science Writing Seminar
May 2012

Writer in residence
Texas A&M University
November-December 2010

Professional in residence
Grady College of Journalism
University of Georgia
September 2010

Alexander Dawson Foundation
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Las Vegas, NV July 2010
Boulder, CO June 2010

Senior trainer, Yunnan and Hong Kong
Health Journalism Fellowships
East West Center and Hong Kong University
September 2009

Southeastern Institute for Training and Evaluation
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
October 2006

“Summer Science Writing Intensive”
Journalism Department
Emory University
May 2006

Guest lectures (selected)

Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
Emory University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Hong Kong University
Johns Hopkins University
Northwestern University
University of Chicago
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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