New York Times
--2010 Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting
--Washington Post Book World
Dr. Sheri Fink has reported on health, medicine and science in the U.S. and internationally. Her stories have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Discover and Scientific American and on Public Radio International's The World. As a staff reporter at the non-profit news organization ProPublica, Fink received a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting and a National Magazine Award in reporting for her story "The Deadly Choices at Memorial," co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine in 2009. The story, which chronicles decisions made by the medical staff of one New Orleans hospital in the desperate days after Hurricane Katrina, was also recognized with a National Headliner Award, a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and a Dart Award for excellence in coverage of trauma. In 2010, Fink was the lead reporter and co-editor of "Rationing Health," a radio series on PRI's The World that examined healthcare rationing around the world. The series received reporting awards from the Overseas Press Club, Association of Health Care Journalists and Global Health Council.
Fink's book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (Public Affairs, 2003) told the story of doctors, nurses and patients under siege in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina. It won an American Medical Writer's Association special book award and was a finalist for the Overseas Press Club and PEN Martha Albrand awards. Fink received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford, and worked with humanitarian aid organizations in more than a half dozen emergencies in the U.S. and overseas. Fink was the recipient of a Kaiser Media Fellowship in Health from the Kaiser Family Foundation and a Public Policy Scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.