Jennifer Bleyer

Jennifer Bleyer is a health and science writer, a former senior editor at Psychology Today, and an emerging radio producer. At PT from 2014-2018, she focused particularly on the intersection of psychological and behavioral science with social issues, including features on how science is being harnessed to reduce youth violence, address global conflict, prevent sexual abuse, and intervene early in the development of serious mental illness. She also edited the magazine’s Two-Minute Memoir and came to appreciate the deceptively complex form of the personal essay (after reading many hundreds of submissions!) Prior to PT, she was a reporter for The City section of The New York Times and a freelance contributor to publications including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, Slate, Salon, Monocle, Tablet, Self, Real Simple, and Cosmopolitan. She has been an adjunct professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University and a fellow of the National Press Foundation and the Association of Health Care Journalists. She lives in New York with her family.