Author: Alexa C. Kurzius

Alexa Kurzius has always loved to write. After receiving her B.A. in English and psychology from Johns Hopkins in 2006, she moved to New York and became a pharmaceutical advertising copywriter. It was a delightful awakening; she realized she loved writing about health and had a knack for translating medical jargon into easy-to-understand print and web content. She's eager to share her experience and to learn all she can about science journalism at SHERP.

VIDEO: Some strings attached

VIDEO: Some strings attached

Instrument makers and their use of natural resources

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted February 19, 2014

AUDIO: Health gets hip (hop)

AUDIO: Health gets hip (hop)

Educational raps teach Harlem students about healthy eating and exercise

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted July 9, 2013

Should you get screened for pancreatic cancer?

Should you get screened for pancreatic cancer?

What you need to know about screening tests, and whether you should get one

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted July 1, 2013

Moving FAST

Moving FAST

Hip-hop gives stroke education a boost in New York City public schools

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted May 22, 2013

The power of patents

The power of patents

Advocacy groups fear a win for Novartis in India’s patent law case will affect affordable access to medicine worldwide

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted January 22, 2013

Newberry Volcano

Digging deep

Finding power potential beneath a volcano

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted January 17, 2013

Fallen trees, gargantuan brush piles

Fallen trees, gargantuan brush piles

What happens to wood waste after a hurricane?

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted January 11, 2013

Happy holiday weight gain

Happy holiday weight gain

Is it possible to avoid the holiday pudge?

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted December 24, 2012

VIDEO: Last Pharmacy Standing

VIDEO: Last Pharmacy Standing

How one Coney Island business stayed open following Hurricane Sandy

By Alexa C. Kurzius and Lily Hay Newman | Posted December 20, 2012

Great green ideas awarded at SXSW Eco

Great green ideas awarded at SXSW Eco

The Austin, Texas, conference focused the spotlight on eco entrepreneurs

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted October 24, 2012

Sustainable tilapia farm comes to Baltimore

Sustainable tilapia farm comes to Baltimore

Local fishmongers now have a new city specialty

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted October 23, 2012

Rerun watchers rejoice

Rerun watchers rejoice

Revisiting favorite TV shows and books may restore self-control

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted October 19, 2012

Shedding new light on black holes

Shedding new light on black holes

Columbia astrobiologist shows what blows at the Secret Science Club

By Alexa C. Kurzius | Posted October 7, 2012