February 3, 2016, 3:00PM
Carter G. Woodson Memorial Convocation.
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 Journal, Foreign Affairs, Scientific American and elsewhere. Shah’s drug industry exposé, The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poorest Patients, has been hailed by critics as a meticulously researched and powerful book.
- Foreword by John Le Carre
- Winner, Prix Prescrire award, 2008
- Library Journal’s Best Consumer Health Books, 2006
Shah’s intellectual enthusiasm and dry sense of humor recall popular science writers such as Steven Pinker and Stephen Jay Gould; her narrative strength and penchant for investigative journalism bring to mind science reporter and Flu author Gina Kolata.”
–Michael Schaub, NPR