Scientific American has announced the hire of Associate Editor Dina Fine Maron, who will be based in the Washington, D.C. office of Nature Publishing Group. Maron writes about health, medicine and biology for Scientific American.

“So many stories of interest to Scientific American have a policy angle,” said Scientific American editor in chief Mariette DiChristina in a statement. “We are very excited to have a steady presence in Washington, D.C. with our hire of Dina.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to join a magazine that strives to always dig deeper on important science and health issues,” says Maron. “I look forward to being part of such a talented team.”

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Prior to joining Scientific American, Maron reported for Newsweek, Time.com, Greenwire, ClimateWire, Science News and The Boston Globe. She has a masters degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. Her coverage on mental illness and stigma for Newsweek was awarded the Outstanding Media Award for 2009 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.