Ellen Ruppel Shell

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Ellen Ruppel Shell (born 1952[1]) is an American journalist, a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, and professor of science journalism at Boston University.[2]


Shell was born in Auburn, New York, United States.[1] In 1974, Shell received a B.A. degree from the University of Rochester.[1]

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:[3]


  1. ^ a b c Pearson Education (2008). Shell, Ellen Ruppel. Retrieved on 2009-08-10 from http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_kirszner_blairreader_5/24/6255/1601495.cw/index.html.
  2. ^ Faculty Listing, The Center for Science and Medical Journalism, Boston University College of Communication.
  3. ^ Ellen Ruppel Shell: author's biography

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