Randi Hutter Epstein

MD, MPH, Writer
Randi is an MD and science journalist who teaches writing at Yale and Columbia. She also happens to be highly charismatic and fascinating to talk to. It's hard to imagine someone better equipped to teach us about scientific topics in a rigorous and engaging way.


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Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH, is a medical writer, Writer in Residence at Yale School of Medicine, lecturer in the English Department at Yale University, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her articles have appeared in national publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, and Psychology Today.

She is the author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank and, most recently, Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything, both published by WWNorton. She lives in NYC with her husband and has four grown children.


"This was one of the best Speakeasy events I have attended. Randi was smart, engaging, interactive, and on target. I would like to take part 2 of this topic with Randi!"

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"Randi was terrific. Not only was she knowledgeable about her topic but she was an engaging speaker. She shared personal family anecdotes and good scientific material. One left with a good feel for the power of hormones. I would love to hear her again."

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