Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D. Title: Freelance writer Education: University of Berkeley, California, University of California, Davis, Caltech Location: Alpine, Texas Expertise: Health, Science Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D., is a mom and author of Hunt, Gather, Parent. She is also a global health correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk, where she reports about disease outbreaks and children’s health. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.