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In her presentations, Laurie Garrett delivers substantive accounts of global health and disease related issues. As a Pulitzer-Prize winning expert on Global Health and Disease prevention, she has studied countless cases and written numerous books on these issues.
Garrett is the only person to have received a Pulitzer, Peabody and Polk prize in journalism. In terms of education, she holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in biology and a Ph.D. in Bacteriology and Immunology from the University of California. It is here she began her first foray into journalism, working for the KPFA radio as a science news reporter. Currently, she is a Senior Fellow of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Garrett has written several books. These include 'The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance' and 'Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health.' In these books and her presentations, Laurie Garrett examines huge, daunting issues in health with the fine-comb mind of an academic and the articulation of world-class journalist.
Featured Keynote - Preparing for Pandemics
Laurie Garrett Offers Insight into Effectively Coping with Global Disease
Laurie Garrett is one of the world's leading experts on global healthcare and pandemics. In this powerful speech, she discusses possible global spread of the 'bird flu,' also known as the H5N1 flu.