Jaclyn Schiff is Communications Director for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a professional association for scientists, clinicians and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor.
In addition to her work at ASTMH, Schiff draws on her background in global health journalism and writes about these issues for various online outlets. Her work has appeared on the New York Times’ website, AllAfrica.com, NPR, UN Dispatch, Women’s eNews, Impatient Optimists, The Huffington Post, Devex, Humanosphere, PBS’ MediaShift and others. She is the host and producer of the Pangea podcast, which explores international health topics.
Previously, Schiff worked as a web reporter for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Daily Global Health Policy Report and wrote about health policy for Kaiser Health News.
As the managing editor of Brazen Careerist’s Brazen Life blog from 2011-2012, she managed and edited a team of freelancers and expanded the blog’s reach by brokering media partnerships with AOL, Business Insider, Mediabistro and other prominent online outlets.
Schiff has also provided media consulting services to an assortment of clients including, United Press International, George Washington University and the United Nations Foundation.
She graduated cum laude with a B.A. from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She currently resides in the Chicago area with her husband Menachem Wecker. They do not own any dogs or cats.
The header image is of Victoria Falls. I took the photo in July 2013 on a reporting trip to Zambia with the International Reporting Project.