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Sharon Lerner

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Journalist, The Intercept

Full Biography

Sharon Lerner covers health and the environment for The Intercept. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Her series, The Teflon Toxin, was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. In 2010, she wrote a book about family policy, which NPR called “A stinging account of how public policy and private businesses have failed to adapt to working mothers.” She has won a number of journalism awards over the years, including a National Headliner Award, and two Front Page Awards, as well as awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the American Public Health Association, and the Public Health Association of New York City.