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Helen Branswell

Helen Branswell

Senior Writer, Infectious Diseases

Helen Branswell is a senior writer at STAT covering infectious diseases and global health; she joined STAT at its founding in 2015. Helen was introduced to epidemic reporting during the 2003 SARS outbreak; in the years since she has written about bird flu, the H1N1 flu pandemic, Ebola, Zika, polio, mpox, and led STAT’s coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Helen was a 2011 Nieman Global Health Fellow at Harvard. She was the recipient of the 2020 George Polk Award for Public Service for coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic and was awarded the 2021 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.

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