Sonia Shah

An investigative journalist and critically acclaimed author. Addressing topics from human rights to international politics, Shah tracks viruses, drugs, and their future impacts on society.

  • Sonia Shah is a science journalist and prize-winning author. Her writing on science, politics, and human rights has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalForeign Affairs, Scientific American and elsewhere. 
  • Her new book, Pandemic, about the origins of pandemics, was recently released

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Sonia Shah is another bright star in the constellation of science speakers! Her presentation was outstanding -- she has the eye of a journalist, the mind of a scientist, and the heart of a humanitarian.

- Carleton College the book this weekend (or rather, I inhaled it). It's fascinating--elegantly written and superbly well-researched--a poignant and important reminder of malaria's relentless human toll.

- Vanity Fair

It was a great lecture–the kind of subject that makes us better world citizens, expands the world-view of our students–and Ms. Shah was an animated, engaging lecturer.

- E. Kentucky University