Ellen Ruppel Shell (born 1952) is an American journalist, a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, and professor of science journalism at Boston University.
Shell was born in Auburn, New York, United States. In 1974, Shell received a B.A. degree from the University of Rochester.
Shell's work tends to focus on the intersection of science and society with a special emphasis on medical policy, and she also writes on the politics of science, science and the media, and environmental policy.
Shell is the author of three books:
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