The fight against infectious diseases is still an uphill battle,” Science News, December 14, 2016

Do the Olympics Actually Make the World Less Healthy?” The Nation, August 19, 2016

How your microbes influence your love life,”, August 11, 2016

How foreclosed homes and used tires can threaten public health in the age of Zika,” Washington Post, July 31, 2016

Refugees and Greece’s Health Crisis,” Foreign Affairs, July 28, 2016

From Zika to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: Welcome to the New Age of Contagions,” The Nation, June 16, 2016

The Zika Virus: A Pandemic Like No Other?,” Signature Reads, February 10, 2016

What You Get When You Mix Chickens, China, and Climate Change,” New York Times, February 5, 2016

The Diet Myth, the Good Gut, and the Hidden Half of Nature,” New York Times, December 28, 2015

The Next Cholera Epidemic: How the Disease Could Spread from Syria,” Foreign Affairs, November 10, 2015

Les chemins du choléra, pour comprendre l’épidémie d’Ebola,” Le Monde (Paris), November 14, 2014

Contagion in New York City: 1832,Discourse in Progress, November 2, 2014

The Toll of Cholera, in 1832 and in 2010,” Huffington Post, October 17, 2014

Mapping Cholera: A Tale of Two Cities,” Scientific American, October 2, 2014

Mapping Cholera,” Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, October 2014

Tick Talk: An investigative project on Lyme Disease,” original website, Ottaway Visiting Professorship in Journalism, SUNY New Paltz, May 2, 2014

A Cure for Africa’s Common Cold: Why Malaria Persists,” Foreign Affairs, October 24, 2013

New threat from poxviruses,” Scientific American magazine, March 2013

“India’s Superhospitals and Superbugs,” Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris), December 2012

Safari scalpel à New Delhi, ou les périls du tourisme médical,” Le Monde Dipomatique (Paris), December 2012

Breeding Ground,” review of David Quammen’s Spillover, New York Times Book Review, October 21, 2012

David Kato’s life and death in Uganda,” review of “Call Me Kuchu,” The Lancet, July 20, 2012

“Living in the shadows of modern medicine,” review of “Off Label,” The Lancet, June 2, 2012

Starved for attention,” review of “The Hunger Games,” The Lancet, April 5, 2012

A Global Crisis in the Making: Super-resistant Bacteria, Medical Tourism and India’s Poor,” Audio slideshow, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, February 28, 2012

“The Super-Resistant Bacteria That Has India ‘Hell Scared’” The Atlantic, January 26, 2012.

Super-resistant bacteria, medical tourism, and India’s poor: a global health crisis in the making,” Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, January 18, 2012.

How Private Companies Are Transforming the Global Health Agenda,” Foreign, November 9, 2011
Viral Disaster,” The Lancet, September 30, 2011 (Review of film, “Contagion”)
Man Versus Mosquito: Review of Lifeblood,” Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2011
Guerrilla war on malaria,Le Monde Diplomatique, April 29, 2011
“Dark Harvest,” film review of “Never Let Me Go,” The Lancet, February 12, 2011
Learning to Live with Malaria,” New York Times online, October 8, 2010

Live with It. Malaria May Never Be Eradicated,” Le Monde Diplomatique, October 2010 (English edition)
The Malaria Wars: Sonia Shah answers your malaria questionsNew York Times Freakonomics Blog, September 2, 2010
“The Tenacious Buzz of Malaria,” Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2010
Malarious World: Square Nets for Round Huts,” Ms Magazine blog, April 26, 2010
Henrietta Lacks’ Story,” The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9721, Page 1154, 3 April 2010

Back to the Asylum” The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9718, Page 883, 13 March 2010.

“Ted lecturer exploits African women and children,” Ms. magazine blog, March 8, 2010. 

Biotech on the Big Screen,” The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9714, Pages 543 – 544, 13 February 2010

Behind Mass Die-offs, Pesticides Lurk as Culprit,” Yale Environment 360, January 7, 2010 

Climate and the Spread of New Diseases,Yale Environment 360, October 15, 2009

“Why Africa Doesn’t Want Foreign Aid,” The Nation Online, March 17, 2009
How a Tiny Parasite Helped Shape History, Alternet, April 27, 2009

The perfect predator: malaria makes a comeback,” Orion magazine, November/December 2006

“Small Wonder,” The Urbanite, March 2009
“Scientists Come Out for Human Rights,” The Nation Online, January 27, 2009
“Re-route US Money,” in “Visions for Change,” Ms Magazine, Winter 2009
“Disease journalism and depravity,” The Lancet, August 23-29, 2008
“FDA Puts Medical Test Subjects in Danger,” The Nation, May 19, 2008
“World Malaria Day Requires Action,” Belleville News Democrat, April 26, 2008
“Malaria Resurges Around the Globe,” ZNet, April 23, 2008
“Translating Newborn,” Wondertime magazine, December/January 2008
“The Sickness in Medicine,” The Progressive, July 2007 [Review of Jonathan Cohn’s Sick]
“Testing new drugs on the world’s poor,” Le Monde Diplomatique, June 2007. Reprinted in ZNet
“Fossil fools,” review of Oil on the Brain, Ms. Magazine, Winter 2007
“Medicaments du Nord tests sur les pauvres du Sud,” Le Monde Diplomatique, May 2007 [visit]
“Running on Fumes,” a Q&A with Charley Maxwell, OnEarth magazine, Winter 2007, pp. 8-9
“Help wanted: Human guinea pigs,” an interview with Sonia Shah by Betsy Model, The Internationalist magazine, April 30, 2007
“The New Tuskegee: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poor,”, November 13, 2006, and ZNet, November 14, 2006
“The Body Hunters” Excerpt,, November 6, 2006
“Testing new drugs on the world’s poor,” Anniston Star, November 12, 2006
“America’s Scariest Drug Dealer: Billy Tauzin, CEO PhrMA,” Old Trout magazine, Winter 2006
“Kicking the Habit,” Washington Post, October 14, 2006
“Testing new drugs on prisoners: the easy out,” The Boston Globe, August 17, 2006
“Drug Companies’ Walking Test-Tubes,” NACLA Report on the Americas, March/April 2006
“Halt Global Diabetes Epidemic,” Miami Herald, April 6, 2006
“Don’t blame environmentalists for malaria,” The Nation Online, March 31, 2006
“The Constant Gardener: What the movie missed,” The Nation Online, August 30, 2005.
“The Strange Heresies of Thomas Gold,” Playboy magazine, November 2005
“The Tiniest Trash Bin,” Orion magazine, November 2004.
“The End of Oil? Guess Again,”, September 15, 2004.
“The New Oil,”, March 16, 2004
“Our Liquid Slave,” Z Net, July 2003
“The Quest for Oil under the Great Barrier Reef,” The Progressive, July 2003
“An Unprofitable Disease,” The Progressive, November 2002
“Globalizing Clinical Research,” The Nation, July 1, 2002 (reprinted in International Journal of Health Services, Volume 33, Number 1, 2003.)
“Rx Needed for Medical Journals,” The Nation, January 28, 2001
“The Orgasm Industry: Drug Industry Searches for Female Viagra,” The Progressive, October 2001
“New Report Calls IUDs Safe, But Doubts Linger,” Women’s E-News, September 25, 2001.
“Drug Industry Seeks Viagra-Like Remedy for Women,” Women’s E-News, July 24, 2001.
“Judge Rules Rape of Aboriginal Girl ‘Traditional,’ ” Women’s E-News, December 2002.
“Veiled Solidarity,” The Progressive, January 2002
“Walker’s Odd Odyssey A Search for Pure Faith,” Northeast Magazine, December 30, 2001
“Revenge Comes Home,” Outlook India, September 2001
“Taliban Dress Codes Are Not the Issue, New Study Finds,”, August 8, 2001