Natasha Loder has worked at The Economist for 20 years in a range of reporting roles in science, technology and medicine. Between 2011 and 2015 she was based in Chicago and covered politics, education, and American life as the Midwest Correspondent. Today she is the senior health editor at The Economist. Prior to this, she worked as a reporter for Nature, and The Times Higher Education Supplement. She has won many awards for her work, including Best Feature from the Medical Journalism Association (2018), the June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism (2018), Science Commentator of the Year (2016), and Best Feature from the Association of British Science Writers (2016). In 2009, she was awarded a bronze medal for her work on forest carbon markets by Ban Ki-moon, on behalf of the UN correspondents association. She is a former chair of the Association of British Science Writers, and a current judge of the John Maddox Prize, which recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence.