Madeline Drexler is an award-winning journalist, author and travel essayist. She is editor of Harvard Public Health magazine and a senior fellow at Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Among her national honors: selected for Best American Travel Writing 2015 (Houghton Mifflin); Finalist, 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; 2014 Grand Gold Award for Best Article of the Year, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Magazine Journalism; 2012 Clarion Award for Feature Articles; and 1996-1997 Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.
Drexler’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tricycle, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic online, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Nieman Reports, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Good Housekeeping, and many other national publications. Drexler’s most recent book is A Splendid Isolation: Lessons on Happiness from the Kingdom of Bhutan (2014). Her first book, Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections (Penguin, 2010), originally issued in 2003 as Secret Agents: The Menace of Emerging Infections, drew wide critical praise.
Drexler began her career as a staff photographer for The Associated Press.