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Laurie Garrett

global health scholar , journalist

Laurie Garrett, American journalist, global health scholar. Achievements include Only person ever to be awarded the George Polk Award for Journalism, the George Foster Peabody Award for Broadcasting, and the Pulitzer Prize. Member of National Association Science Writers.

Background

Garrett, Laurie was born on September 8, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Banning and Lou Ann (Pierose) Garrett.

Education

Bachelor in biology with honors, University California, Santa Cruz, 1975. Postgraduate work in department bacteriology and immunology, University California, Berkeley. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Wesleyan Illinois University.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Massachusetts, Lowell, 2002.

Career

Science reporter KPFA, Berkeley, California. With California Department Food and Agriculture. Freelance journalist Southern Europe, E. Africa, 1979.

Freelance reporter, 1980-1988. Science correspondent National Public Radio, 1980—1988. Health and science writer Newsday, New York City, 1988—2004.

Senior fellow in global health Council Foreign Relations, since 2004. Visiting fellow Harvard School Public Health, 1992-1993. Editor-at-large, SEED Magazine, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include Only person ever to be awarded the George Polk Award for Journalism, the George Foster Peabody Award for Broadcasting, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Works

Membership

Member of National Association Science Writers.

Connections

father:
Banning Garrett

mother:
Lou Ann (Pierose) Garrett