Staff Writer, Dallas Morning News; Public Health Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
Seema Yasmin is a journalist with The Dallas Morning News, a public health professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, and a medical contributor for CNN and NBC Channel 5. She is a public speaker who takes audiences behind the scenes of public health and engages them with stories about epidemic investigations. Trained as a medical doctor and as a journalist, Yasmin was a disease detective at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. She has investigated epidemics in maximum-security prisons, on American Indian reservations, and at health care facilities. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as in Scientific American, The Huffington Post, and Thomson Reuters.