Kristen Jill Abboud is a science journalist and editor who specializes in health and immunology. She joined the Human Immunome Project during the COVID-19 pandemic to write for and edit the COVID Report. Her previous work as a writer and editor for other non-profit initiatives was focused on HIV/AIDS, cancer, and immunological disorders. Kristen has a M.A. in journalism and B.S. in chemistry. She is based in New York City.