Managing Editor

Member since Dec 2023

Nsikan Akpan is the managing editor for Think Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He previously worked for New York Public Radio as the health and science editor for the WNYC/Gothamist newsroom. Before NYPR, he worked at National Geographic as a science editor overseeing its COVID-19 coverage, and as a science producer for PBS NewsHour, where he co-created an award-winning video series named ScienceScope. He shared a 2020 Emmy for the PBS NewsHour series “Stopping a Killer Pandemic” and in 2019 received a George Foster Peabody Award for the PBS NewsHour series “The Plastic Problem.” Nsikan has also worked for NPR, Science News Magazine, Science Magazine, KUSP Central Coast Public Radio, the Santa Cruz Sentinel and as a writer at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University. He holds a doctorate in pathobiology from Columbia University and is an alum of the science communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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