Lecturer & program director, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Czerne Reid is a lecturer and program director in the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, and an affiliate faculty member in the UF College of Journalism and Communications. She is also a freelance science writer, and her work has most recently appeared in National Geographic. Czerne earned a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry at Emory University, and a graduate certificate in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her bachelor's degree in chemistry is from the University of the West Indies, Mona, in her native Jamaica. She has worked as a science writer and reporter at various outlets, including The (Columbia, South Carolina) State newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Salinas Californian, Stanford News Service, Stanford School of Medicine Office of Communication and Public Affairs, and UF Health Communications. Honors include an Exemplary Teacher Award from the UF College of Medicine, an Educational Innovator Award from the UF health educational scholarship program, and awards from the South Carolina Press Association and the South Carolina Medical Association. She was named a 2018 Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow of the UF Warrington College of Business and a 2007 Kaiser Media Fellow. She serves as education committee co-chair for the National Association of Science Writers, coordinating a stable of career development programs for students, and served as co-chair of the Regional Committee on Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017.