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Reporter Mary Engel joins Science/Medicine department

July 28, 2008 | 11:11 am

Science and Medicine Editor Ashley Dunn makes the announcement in a staff memo:

Mary Engel is joining the science desk after almost two years as a healthcare reporter for the California section. She will cover infectious diseases and public health.

Mary joined The Times in 1999 as editorial page editor of the Valley edition. She moved to the downtown editorial pages in 2001. In 2005-2006, she was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, where she studied global health, infectious diseases and medical ethics.

Before joining The Times, Mary worked for the Anchorage Daily News and the Albuquerque Journal. She’s a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis with a degree in American studies.