Sonia Shah


Sonia Shah is a science journalist and prize-winning author.

Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere. A popular speaker at universities and colleges, her TED talk on malaria has been viewed by over 1,000,000 around the world.

Her 2017 book, "Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond" was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and as a finalist for the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science/technology, the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the National Association of Science Writers' Science in Society Award.

Her fifth book, "The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move," will be published by Bloomsbury on June 6, 2020.

"How Private Companies Are Transforming the Global Health Agenda,", November 9, 2011

"Climate's Strong Fingerprints in Global Cholera Outbreaks," Yale Environment 360, February 17, 2011

"Learning to Live with Malaria," New York Times online, October 8, 2010