Seema Yasmin

Advisory Board Member

Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, poet, medical doctor and author. Yasmin served as an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she investigated disease outbreaks and was principal investigator on a number of CDC studies. Yasmin trained in journalism at the University of Toronto and in medicine at the University of Cambridge. She teaches science journalism and global health storytelling at Stanford University. In 2017, Yasmin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news with a team from The Dallas Morning News and recipient of an Emmy for her reporting on neglected diseases and a John S. Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University investigating the spread of health misinformation and disinformation during epidemics. Previously she was a science correspondent at The Dallas Morning News, medical analyst for CNN, and professor of public health at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is the author of two books, “The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man’s Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic” and  “Debunked!” which dissects medical myths and pseudoscience and explores why we believe what we believe. She is the founder of Yasmin Scholarships which support artist residences for women and gender non-conforming artists of color.