Seema Yasmin

Emmy Award-Winning Medical Journalist

Dr. Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, medical doctor, professor, and author. She is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, clinical assistant professor in Stanford University's Department of Medicine, and visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA where she teaches crisis management and communications.

"Science Writer & Disease Detective"

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  • Epidemic Investigations
  • The Future of Public Health
  • Imperfect Leaders; You Don't have to be Perfect to Make a Difference
  • Advance Your Leadership Skills; Get Smart, Stay Calm
  • Women and Leadership
  • Creating Captiating Communication Through Storytelling
  • Misinfodemics: Pandemics of Microbes and Misinformation


She presents in English.

How she presents

The unique combination of her expertise in epidemiology, science communication, and journalism has made her a one-of-a-kind Speaker who educates and entertains audiences around the world.

Books & Media

  • The ABCs of Queer History
  • What the Fact? Finding the Truth in All the Noise
  • Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them
  • If God is a Virus
  • Muslim Women Are Everything
  • The Impatient Dr Lange

In Detail

Dr. Yasmin's reporting appears in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, WIRED, Scientific American, and on the BBC, NBC and other news networks. After training in medicine at the University of Cambridge, Yasmin served as an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she investigated outbreaks in prisons, hospitals, reservations, and other settings; principal investigator for a number of epidemiologic studies; and was deployed as strategic advisor to foreign ministries of health. Her scholarly work focuses on the spread of health misinformation and disinformation, the growth of medical and news deserts, and the impact on public health.


Dr. Seema offers audiences a unique look inside her international health reporting and disease detective investigations as she takes them on profound learning journeys.



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