I’m Betsy Ladyzhets (she/her), a data journalist and science writer. I’m a recent graduate of Barnard College (Columbia University) with a dual degree in biology and English, and I have a diverse background in research, writing, editing, and managing small publications.  I currently work as a Research Associate at Stacker, where I am responsible for managing the publication’s science, health, and lifestyle content. My past work has appeared in outlets including Bwog (Columbia Student News) and the communications of Black Rock Forest.  I’m seeking to pitch to science communication outlets and build connections between scientists and readers with all levels of scientific knowledge.

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States with the highest cancer rates

Cancer affects every American, whether directly or indirectly. But some regions of the country are more hard-hit than others. Stacker used CDC data on the incident rates of cancer in every state to examine how this disease is impacting the nation.

Senior Wisdom: Betsy Ladyzhets

Every spring, Bwog publishes a series of “Senior Wisdoms,” short interviews with a few notable seniors from the graduating class; this is Betsy’s.

Woodbridge Is Basically Outside

Betsy Ladyzhets’ towels have not been fully dry for several days.

Tips From A Veteran Writing Fellow

Betsy shares advice on writing and revising academic papers, gained from her three years as a Barnard Writing Fellow.

ArchaeoEcology: New interdisciplinary project shows how human communities shape biodiversity

The ArchaeoEcology Project, an interdisciplinary collaboration of archaeologists, geologists, ecologists, and cultural anthropologists, aims to increase understanding of humans’ place in ecosystems around the globe. Betsy reports from the project’s panels at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting.

Best and worst states for women’s health

To get a more complete picture of women’s health in every state, Stacker calculated an index using data from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s State Profiles for Women’s Health and CDC data.