Kristin Sainani has a background in both science and writing. After receiving an MS in statistics and PhD in epidemiology from Stanford University, she studied science writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is now an associate professor at Stanford, where she teaches statistics and writing. She also writes about science for general audiences. She authored a health column for Allure magazine for a decade, and writes a statistics column for the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She teaches two popular Massive Open Online Courses: Statistics in Medicine (OpenEdX) and Writing in the Sciences (OpenEdX, Coursera).