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Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett
Garrett at the 2008 Poptech conference.
Born 1951 (age 63–64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater UC Santa Cruz (B.A. 1975)
Occupation science journalist, author

Laurie Garrett (born 1951 in Los Angeles, California)[1] is a Pulitzer prize-winning science journalist and writer of 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]


  • Biographical information 1
  • Books 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Biographical information

Garrett graduated from 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 her book Betrayal of Trust, "a meticulously researched account of health catastrophes occurring in different places simultaneously and amounting to a disaster of 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 including SARS, avian flu, tuberculosis, malaria, shipping container clinics, and the intersection of HIV/AIDS and national security.


Laurie Garrett is the author of the following books:

  • Garrett, Laurie (1995).  
    This book discusses the vulnerability of the world to disease due to the lack of attention and funding given to health.
  • Garrett, Laurie (2001).  
  • Garrett, Laurie (2011).  


  1. ^ Sherman, Scott (August 21, 2000). "Laurie Garrett: Coming Plague, Current Crisis".  
  2. ^ "1996 Pulitzer Prize Winners, Explanatory Journalism". Retrieved November 2, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "CV: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health".  
  4. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Winner is a Graduate of UC Santa Cruz" (Press release).  
  5. ^  
  6. ^ "Long Island University Announces Winners of 2000 George Polk Awards" (Press release). Long Island University. February 1, 2001. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 

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