Dr. Seema Yasmin

Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Seema Yasmin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting in 2017 for her reporting on a mass shooting. As a former officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she was deployed as strategic advisor to foreign governments, won awards from the United States Public Health Service for leading epidemic investigations, and was principal investigator for scientific studies on disease outbreaks and their long-term consequences. Yasmin trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and in journalism at the University of Toronto. She practiced medicine in the UK’s National Health Service, completed a fellowship in mathematical modeling at UCLA, and conducted disease modeling research in sub-Saharan Africa. She is author of two published books and three forthcoming books: The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man’s Fight to End a Global HIV Epidemic, Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration and Adventure, and the forthcoming If God Is A Virus (2021), Debunked! Medical Myths and Why They Spread (2021), and The Essential Handbook on Science and Medical Journalism (2022).

Dr. Seema Yasmin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting in 2017 for her reporting on a mass shooting. As a former officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she was deployed as strategic advisor to foreign governments, won awards from the United States Public Health Service for leading epidemic investigations, and was principal investigator for scientific studies on disease outbreaks and their long-term consequences. Yasmin trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and in journalism at the University of Toronto. She practiced medicine in the UK’s National Health Service, completed a fellowship in mathematical modeling at UCLA, and conducted disease modeling research in sub-Saharan Africa. She is author of two published books and three forthcoming books: The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man’s Fight to End a Global HIV Epidemic, Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration and Adventure, and the forthcoming If God Is A Virus (2021), Debunked! Medical Myths and Why They Spread (2021), and The Essential Handbook on Science and Medical Journalism (2022).

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