Sonia Shah

How unhealthy paradigms become contagious

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About Sonia Shah

Sonia Shah is a widely published journalist and science historian who has authored critically acclaimed books on science, human rights, and international politics. Growing up, she shuttled between the northeastern United States, where her parents practiced medicine, and India, where her extended working-class family lived, developing a life-long sensitivity to inequality between and within societies. Sonia spent five years researching her 2010 book, The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, reporting from Cameroon, Malawi,and Panama. Most recently, she has been a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, which has allowed her to report from Haiti, India, China and elsewhere for her new book on the origins of pandemics and emerging infectious diseases, Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, to be published in 2016.

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Sonia Shah, an investigative science journalist and historian, challenges conventional understandings about the real causes of pandemics.

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