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Amy Kiefer, PhD

Science Writer


Women's health, fertility, pregnancy, stress


"We live in a world of unprecedented scientific advancement and access to information. It is wonderful but can be overwhelming. My goal is to empower people to make data-driven decisions by distilling relevant health information from the latest studies and presenting it in a clear, compelling, and accessible manner."

— Amy Kiefer, PhD


Amy Kiefer has published several scientific papers on stress and aging, gender roles, and genetics. Over the last decade, she has written about health for numerous companies and publications. Much of her work has focused on fertility, breastfeeding, and pregnancy.


Amy received a master's in statistics and her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After finishing her doctorate, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology at UCSF.

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