Meredith Wadman


Meredith Wadman is an award-winning medical journalist, author, and science communicator with a passion for global health. She trained as a physician at Oxford and as a journalist at Columbia University.

Wadman has been reporting about medical science and its politics from Washington, D.C., for 25 years, as a staff and contributing writer for Nature and Fortune, and more recently as a senior reporter at Science magazine. Her 2017 book, The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease, was a Washington Post notable book and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. The New York Times called it a "jewel of science history."

Wadman has been a New America fellow and has published op-eds in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among other outlets. Her broadcast credits include NPR, CBC, and CNN.