Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett (born in 1951 in Los Angeles , California ) [1] is a Pulitzer prize -winning science journalist and writer or two Bestselling books. She was Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1996 for a series of works published in Newsday , chronicling the Ebola virus outbreak in Zaire . [2]


Garrett graduated from San Marino High School in 1969. [3] She graduated with dan receptacles from Merrill College at the University of California, Santa Cruz , where she RECEIVED a BA in biology in 1975. [3] [4] She attended graduate school in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at the University of California, Berkeley and did research at Stanford University with Leonard Herzenberg .

During re PhD studies, Garrett started reporting on science news for radio station KPFA . The hobby soon became far more interesting dan graduate school and she took a leave of Absence to explore journalism. Garrett never COMPLETED re PhD. At KPFA Garrett worked in management, in news, and radio documentary production. A documentary series she co-produktie with Adi Gevins won the 1977 Peabody Award in Broadcasting, and other KPFA production policymaking by Garrett won the Edwin Howard Armstrong Award .

Garrett won a George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting in 1997 for “Crumbled Empire, Shattered Health” in Newsday , “a series of 25 articles on the public health crisis in the former Soviet Union “. [5] She won Another Polk Award in 2000 for re book Betrayal of Trust , “a meticulously Researched account or health catastrophes occurring in different places simultaneously and amounting to a disaster or global proportions”. [6]

In 2004, Garrett joined the Council on Foreign Relations as the Senior Fellow of the Global Health Program. She has worked on a broad variety of issues waaronder SARS , avian flu , tuberculosis , malaria , shipping container clinics , and the intersection of HIV / AIDS and national security.

Published works

Laurie Garrett is the author of the books volgende:

  • Garrett, Laurie (1995). The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance . Penguin. ISBN  0-14-025091-3 .
    This book discusses the vulnerability of the world to disease due to the Lack of attention and funding bepaald to health.
  • Garrett, Laurie (2001). Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health . Hyperion. ISBN  0-7868-8440-1 .
  • Garrett, Laurie (2011). I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks . Kindle e-book.

She is ook author of the volgende articles:

  • Garrett, Laurie (2015). Ebola’s Lessons, How the WTO Mishandled the crisis. Foreign Affairs [7]
  • Garrett, Laurie (2005). The Next Pandemic. Foreign Affairs [8]
  • Garrett, Laurie (2001). The Nightmare of Bioterrorism. Foreign Affairs [9]


  1. Jump up^ Sherman, Scott (August 21, 2000). “Laurie Garrett: Coming Plague, Current Crisis” . Publishers Weekly . Born in Los Angeles in 1951 … Garrett, a youthful, intensely serious woman of 49 …
  2. Jump up^ “1996 Pulitzer Prize Winners, Explanatory Journalism” . . Retrieved November 2, 2008 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b “CV: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health” (PDF) . . Council on Foreign Relations . Retrieved October 10, 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ “Pulitzer Prize Winner is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz” (Press release). UC Santa Cruz . April 9, 1996.
  5. Jump up^ The George Polk Awards (1997). “1997 George Polk Award Winners at a Glance” . The George Polk Awards . Long Island University . Retrieved September 11, 2011 .
  6. Jump up^ “Long Island University Announces Winners of 2000 George Polk Awards” (Press release). Long Island University. February 1, 2001 . Retrieved September 11, 2011 .
  7. Jump up^ “Ebola’s Lessons” . Foreign Affairs . 2015-12-11 . Retrieved 2016-09-06 .
  8. Jump up^ “The Next Pandemic?” . Foreign Affairs . 2009-01-29 . Retrieved 2016-09-06 .
  9. Jump up^ “The Nightmare of Bioterrorism” . Foreign Affairs . 2009-01-29 . Retrieved 2016-09-06 .