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Liza Gross is an independent investigative journalist, senior editor at the journal PLOS Biology, and reporter for the Food and Environment Reporting Network. Her investigations — which have examined issues including unchecked violence in psychiatric hospitals, industry bias in “sound science ” groups, vaping advocates’ hidden ties to the tobacco industry and more — have received national awards and recognition in the 2016 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. She’s written for diverse outlets, including The New York Times, Discover, The Intercept, The Nation and The Washington Post.