Seema Yasmin, MD

Seema Yasmin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Primary Care & Population Health, School of Medicine and Director, Research and Education Programs, Stanford Health Communication Initiative

Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, poet, medical doctor and author. Yasmin is Director of Research and Education at the Stanford Health Communication Initiative. Previously, she served as an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she investigated disease outbreaks in prisons, border towns, and across tribal reservations. Yasmin was a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News where she covered health and science and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. She is currently a medical analyst for CNN. In 2017, Yasmin was a John S. Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University investigating the spread of health misinformation and disinformation during epidemics. She trained in journalism at the University of Toronto and in medicine at the University of Cambridge.