Lindsay Gellman

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Lecturer in English

Lindsay Gellman is a journalist who writes about business, technology, health, and culture.

Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, where she was a staff reporter for several years, as well as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, National Geographic, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

She has lately contributed to investigative journalism projects for The New Yorker and HBO, as well as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow’s second book, Catch and Kill (2019).

Lindsay spent a year in Berlin as a Fulbright fellow covering technology startups and the arts. While in Germany, she conducted a yearlong investigation into fraudulent cancer clinics that was published in English and German. Her reporting triggered a law-enforcement investigation and changes to crowdfunding-platform policies. 

She also holds an appointment as Visiting Scholar at the New York University Langone Division of Medical Ethics, where she continues her investigative reporting on unscrupulous medical practices.

Lindsay earned a B.A. with distinction in the English major from Yale College, where she focused on the literature of the American South and completed the Writing Concentration in fiction. Her essay “The Moral Meaning of a Pause” won a Yale Writing Center prize in 2009, and was anthologized in the composition textbook Fields of Reading: Motives for Writing, 10th Ed., Bedford/St. Martin’s (2012). She was a staff writer for The Yale Daily News, covering the sciences.

Selected Publications

-The Last Resort: Private clinics in Germany sell cancer patients hope — and mixed results — at exorbitant prices. Some, like the Hallwang Clinic, cater primarily to foreigners. (Longreads)

-Ida Tin’s Battle to Build Clue, a Period-Tracking App (The New Yorker)

-The Fight to Secure Vulnerable Medical Devices From Hackers (New York Magazine)

-German Startups Learn to Fail (New York Magazine)

-Code Now. Pay Tuition Later. (The Atlantic)

-Helping Bosses Decode Millennials for $20,000 an Hour (WSJ)

-Jewish Delicacies Beguile the German Capital (The New York Times)

-Save Our Starbucks (The New Yorker)

-The ‘Cadillac of Mailboxes’ Arrives in N.Y.C. (The New Yorker)