I’m a freelance health and science journalist with a background in biology and ecology.

What I Do

Science Journalism

I’m passionate about talking to researchers about their work and writing about topics that are relevant to current events.

Script Writing

I write scripts for science and general interest videos and have been a guest or written for podcasts.


My clients include Nature Medicine, Vox, The Scientist, Live Science, Medium, SciShow, and Scholastic.

About Me

My name is Chia-Yi Hou and my pronouns are she/her. When I was studying for my PhD in biology in Singapore and London, I started a travel blog. That blog turned into a greater drive to make writing my career.

In my PhD research, I focused on infectious disease ecology and how domestic animals, wildlife, and human populations may interact and share pathogens.

After I got that piece of paper, it took me some time to figure out what to do next. Eventually, I found my way into a fellowship to write about science on the video team for Business Insider. Then I interned for The Scientist where I wrote for print and web.

Now I’m pursuing a career in science journalism and I’m an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association. Based in New York City, I play ultimate (frisbee) in my free time and like to travel (I’m in Sri Lanka in this photo!).

To read some of my articles, check out this page.