«Class of 2018

Seema Yasmin

Seema Yasmin ('18)

staff writer, The Dallas Morning News, and freelance multimedia journalist, Washington, D.C.

Question: During a public health crisis, how might we limit the spread of misinformation and make health and science reporting more accurate?

Seema Yasmin is a medical doctor, journalist and professor. She is a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News and a freelance reporter for magazines including Foreign Policy and Scientific American. Yasmin has a medical degree from University of Cambridge and a journalism degree from the University of Toronto. Her reporting covers the breadth of public health from syndemics of disease and gender-based violence in West Africa to the arrival of Ebola in Texas. Yasmin served as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she investigated outbreaks in prisons and border towns and on American Indian reservations. She received an Emmy for her reporting on neglected tropical diseases and has won awards from the United States Public Health Service, the Center for Health Journalism and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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