Elizabeth Grossman

Elizabeth Grossman

Journalist and writer specializing in environmental and science issues

Elizabeth Grossman is a journalist and writer specializing in environmental and science issues. She is the author of Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry, High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health,Watershed: The Undamming of America, Adventuring Along the Lewis & Clark Trail, and co-editor of Shadow Cat: Encountering the American Mountain Lion.

Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Scientific American, Yale e360,  Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Health News, Ensia, TheAtlantic.com, Al Jazeera America, Chemical Watch, The Washington Post, Salon, Mother Jones, The Nation, The Pump Handle, Earth Island Journal, InsideClimate News, Yes! Magazine, The Huffington Post and Grist.

She has been a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a science journalism fellow at the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory.

Chasing Moleculeswas a 2009 Booklist “Top 10 Science & Technology” book and received a Gold Nautilus Award for Investigative Reporting. Her coverage of the BP/Deepwater Horizon disaster was recognized by the Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health as among the best 2010 workplace health and safety writing, her Yes! magazine story on water right received an award sponsored by the Media Freedom Foundation, and her Earth Island Journal story “Trading Places,” about wildlife and climate change was noted in the 2011 Best American Science & Nature Writing. High Tech Trashwas one of Booklist's "best" books of 2006.

Lizzie's work focuses on environmental health and related science and policy issues – health of the environment, public, and occupational health. She has a B.A. cum laude in Literature from Yale University. A native of New York City, she’s lived in Portland, Oregon since 1996.

When not at her desk writing, she's out hiking, biking, exploring wild and unfamiliar places, sketching, watching birds, or cooking and tending to her woodland backyard.