Anahad began his career at The Times as a summer intern from 1999 to 2002. He joined the staff of The Times in 2003 after earning a degree in psychology from Yale University, majoring in neuroscience. He started the popular science column “Really?” and wrote regularly about the hidden influence of the food industry on scientific research. For the past 10 years, Anahad has worked for the Welldesk, where he has written about nutrition, sleep, and behavioral health, among other topics. In 2018, he was part of a team that won first place in the Association of Health Care Journalists Awards in the Public Health category for an investigative series titled “Fat Planet” which examined the role of the food industry in the global spread of obesity.
Anahad has written four books, including “Never Shower in a Thunderstorm” and “The 10 Things You Need to Eat.”
Anahad doesn’t have a lot of free time, but when he does he enjoys exercising, cooking, reading and going to the playground with his kids.
Please join us in welcoming Anahad, whose first day was Monday.