Leslie Roberts is a freelance science writer specializing in global health. She was a longtime deputy news editor at the weekly magazine Science. She has written extensively on infectious diseases, including malaria, polio, measles, TB, and meningitis, and has received numerous awards.
At Science, she oversaw a team of award-winning journalists who wrote about such issues as HIV/AIDS, malaria, pandemic and emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, and development policy.
Before her position at Science, Roberts was editor-in-chief at the World Resources Institute, a global environment and development think tank, where she and her team wrote about the environment, development, and health. She was also a senior editor at Issues in Science and Technology, the policy journal of the National Academy of Sciences.