Susan E. Swanberg, M.A., M.S., J.D., Ph.D. is a former criminal lawyer and bench scientist who conducted research in telomere biology and autism genetics. She is now an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arizona School of Journalism where she teaches news reporting, science journalism, environmental journalism and media law. Her journalism research includes the history of science and environmental journalism, the public understanding of science and the intersection of law, science and journalism. Her most recent projects examine the impact of propaganda, disinformation and misinformation on science and environmental journalism. Swanberg has published peer-reviewed academic articles in science and journalism. She has also published science stories for the public in newspapers, magazines and online. She was a 2017-18 Udall Center Fellow.