Christopher Bergland

Science Writer, Public Health Advocate


Science-based journalism, translating scientific research into actionable advice


Hampshire College


Every morning, I wake up before dawn, eager to read all the latest scientific research that’s been published overnight. Because this has been my daily routine for decades. I understand how the latest evidence-based research fits into the bigger picture and can quickly spot what new discoveries will be most beneficial to general readers.

— Christopher Bergland


As a science reporter and blogger, Christopher Bergland reaches millions of readers annually. For the past decade, he’s been reporting on actionable science-based research that can help people from all walks of life lead longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Before becoming a medical writer, Chris poured his heart and soul into ultra-endurance sports. After breaking a Guinness World Record in 2004, he got a book deal to write The Athlete’s Way: Sweat and the Biology of Bliss in collaboration with his late father, Richard Bergland, M.D., who was a world-renowned brain surgeon, neuroscientist, and author of The Fabric of Mind.

Although he grew up surrounded by medical jargon and understands this vernacular, Chris is not an academic. He knows how the everyday reader thinks and has developed a knack for communicating scientific evidence to general readers using relatable, easy-to-digest language.


Christopher attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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