Nicholas Gerbis

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Senior Field Correspondent - Science

Nicholas Gerbis joined KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk in 2016. A longtime science, health and technology journalist and editor, his extensive background in related nonprofit and science communications inform his reporting on Earth and space sciences, neuroscience and behavioral health, and bioscience/biotechnology.

Apart from travel and three years in Delaware spent earning his master’s degree in physical geography (climatology), Gerbis has spent most of his life in Arizona. He also holds a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School and a bachelor’s degree in geography (climatology/meteorology), also from ASU.

Gerbis briefly “retired in reverse” and moved from Arizona to Wisconsin, where he taught science history and science-fiction film courses at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is glad to be back in the Valley and enjoys contributing to KJZZ’s Untold Arizona series.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gerbis focused almost solely on coronavirus-related stories and analysis. In addition to reporting on the course of the disease and related research, he delved into deeper questions, such as the impact of shutdowns on science and medicine, the roots of vaccine reluctance and the policies that exacerbated the virus’s impact, particularly on vulnerable populations.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Review: Depression not caused by serotonin imbalance Nicholas Gerbis July 25, 2022
Climate change could make wet ecosystems act more like dry ones Nicholas Gerbis July 25, 2022
mRNA vaccines protect from COVID three times longer Nicholas Gerbis July 25, 2022
Childhood vaccinations reach historic lows Nicholas Gerbis July 21, 2022
The language we all speak: baby talk Nicholas Gerbis July 22, 2022
Half of transgender patients leave home state for surgery Nicholas Gerbis July 18, 2022
2 ASU experts join climate change national security panel Nicholas Gerbis July 18, 2022
Experts call for formal partnerships with teaching hospitals to fill IHS gaps Nicholas Gerbis July 15, 2022
EVERY LAST DROP: Gray water’s potential clouded by complexity Nicholas Gerbis July 14, 2022
UA engineers design Mars glider Nicholas Gerbis July 11, 2022
A dust bunny in space: New surprises from OSIRIS-REx and Bennu Nicholas Gerbis July 8, 2022
Surgeon general sounds alarm on exhaustion crisis in health care Nicholas Gerbis July 7, 2022
Less than 1 in 15 adults have good heart and metabolic health Nicholas Gerbis July 5, 2022
Hospitals running short of IV contrast dye Nicholas Gerbis July 4, 2022
ASU-led Psyche mission won't launch this year Nicholas Gerbis June 30, 2022
Webb Telescope will release 1st images July 12 Nicholas Gerbis June 29, 2022
How changes to school lunch menus could help the planet Nicholas Gerbis June 27, 2022
PCMag says Phoenix has the slowest mobile upload speeds Nicholas Gerbis June 24, 2022
How electrocuted birds cause wildfires Nicholas Gerbis June 27, 2022
Largest study to date finds long COVID-19 in kids 14 and under Nicholas Gerbis June 23, 2022
Some dams might worsen flooding Nicholas Gerbis June 20, 2022
Omicron might be less likely to cause long COVID Nicholas Gerbis June 20, 2022
How effective are cooling centers in Maricopa and Yuma counties? Nicholas Gerbis June 16, 2022
AZ health department says to watch out for algae blooms this summer Nicholas Gerbis June 1, 2022
Pollution deaths break even, but causes shift Nicholas Gerbis May 23, 2022