Melissa Dahl is Executive Director of Health and Wellness at Bustle Digital Group, overseeing coverage across seven lifestyle sites, including Bustle, Romper and Nylon. Previously, she was executive editor at The Cut, a New York magazine publication. In 2014, she joined New York to launch the popular health and science vertical, Science of Us. Before that, she covered health and wellness for NBC News Digital. All told, she has 15 years of experience reporting on health, science, and wellness.
In 2018, her first book — Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness — was published by Penguin Random House; the following year, she was invited to speak about the book at TEDXPENN. She’s appeared on MSNBC and the Today show, and her bylines have appeared in the New York Times, Elle, and Parents, among other publications.