Author, speaker and Foreign Policy columnist Laurie Garrett was senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York from 2004-2017. In 2018 Garrett founded the Anthropos Initiative, which engages at the nexus of the Anthropocene, climate change and human health. And she is a featured columnist for Foreign Policy magazine, and frequent contributing writer for The Lancet.
Garrett is the only writer ever to have been awarded all three of the Big “Ps” of journalism: the Peabody, the Polk, and the Pulitzer. Her expertise includes emerging diseases, epidemics, pandemics, drug resistance, bioterrorism, planetary health and climate change and she has authored numerous books, reports, and papers.
Garrett graduated with honours in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She attended graduate school in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at University of California, Berkeley and did immunology research in the Herzenberg Lab of Stanford University.
She is the recipient of dozens of awards and honours.