Usha Lee McFarling

National Science Correspondent, STAT

Usha Lee McFarling is a national science correspondent for STAT, covering health disparities, issues of health equity and systemic racism within science and medicine. She previously reported for the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Knight Ridder Washington Bureau, and San Antonio Light and was an MIT/Knight Science Journalism Fellow. Her work on the diseased state of the world's oceans earned the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. Ms. McFarling graduated from Brown University with a degree in biology and earned a master's degree in psychology from UC Berkeley.

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This Speaker's Sessions

Town Hall
Thursday Oct. 14
2:30-3:15 pm
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Public Health Leadership in the Fight Against Alzheimer's

Join two former U.S. Surgeons General as they discuss progress made and the actions needed to make Alzheimer’s prevention and brain health equity a reality for women and communities of color. Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Joycelyn Elders will explore the role of public health in replacing despair and disappointment in Alzheimer’s with action, hope and steps that our nation can take to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and to promote brain health for individuals, caregivers, and families.

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