Seema Yasmin, MD

Seema Yasmin, MD

Columnist, Emmy Award-Winning Medical Journalist and CNN Analyst
Monday, June 6

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Dr. Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning medical journalist, public health physician, professor, author, and a former officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has won awards from the U.S. Public Health Service for leading epidemic investigations and was principal investigator for scientific studies on disease outbreaks and their long-term consequences. Dr. Yasmin trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and studied journalism at the University of Toronto. She practiced medicine in the U.K.'s National Health Service, completed a fellowship in mathematical modeling at UCLA and conducted disease modeling research in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Yasmin has covered epidemics of Ebola and Zika and other science and medical topics for news organizations including Rolling Stone, WIRED, Scientific American, BBC, CBC, ABC, NBC, Reuters and others. In 2017, she was selected as the John S. Knight Fellow in Journalism Innovation at Stanford University where she studied the spread of misinformation and disinformation during epidemics. She has won two awards from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Currently, Dr. Yasmin serves as the director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative and as a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine where she overseas research and education programs on epidemics of disease and the contagious nature of information. She teaches medical journalism to students and advanced communication skills to the medical school faculty. She is the author of two books and three forthcoming books.