Helen Branswell, STAT
Helen Branswell is STAT’s infectious diseases and public health reporter. She comes from The Canadian Press, where she was the medical reporter for the past 15 years. Helen cut her infectious diseases teeth during Toronto's SARS outbreak in 2003 and spent the summer of 2004 embedded at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010-11 she was a Nieman Global Health Fellow at Harvard, where she focused on polio eradication. Warning: Helen asks lots of questions.
Helen's Most Recent Stories
September 9, 2017
The findings come as health officials confront large and protracted mumps epidemics that have become more common around the country.
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June 10, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn women who are pregnant to avoid traveling to wide swathes of Latin America and the Caribbean. Continue reading →
June 9, 2017
An outbreak of vaccine-related polio cases has been reported in war-torn Syria, the World Health Organization announced Thursday — another hurdle for a nearly 30-year eradication effort that has seen more than its share of setbacks. Continue reading →
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes the first African director-general of the World Health OrganizationMay 24, 2017
Ethiopia’s former health minister — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — has been elected to serve as the next director-general of the World Health Organization — the first African picked to lead the global health agency. Continue reading →