- Trip: Fellows Spring 2012
- Affiliation: Freelance journalist
- Country: Thailand
- Year: 2012
Cathy Shufro is a freelance print journalist and photographer with extensive experience covering medicine and public health. She has written for newspapers and magazines from Johns Hopkins Public Health and the Yale Alumni Magazine to The New York Times and The Hartford Courant, and she has reported on global health from Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Thailand. Much of her work seeks to explain science and medicine to a general audience. Topics have ranged from the micro (how odor reception in fruit flies can suggest ways to prevent malaria) to the macro (the global implications of untreatable TB in rural South Africa). She also frequently writes profiles of scientists, doctors and scholars, plus the occasional playwright or surfer. Shufro began her career as a reporter and photographer at the daily News-Times in Danbury, Connecticut. She teaches non-fiction writing at Yale and serves as a writing tutor for Yale’s Bass Writing Program. She graduated from Brown University.