Sheila Kaplan

Sheila Kaplan

Sheila Kaplan is a senior writer for STAT, Boston Globe's health venture, covering the intersection of science, money, and politics. She has worked in print, television, and digital media, and was a journalism fellow at Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Stanford University, and The Nation Institute. Sheila has won numerous journalism honors for her work, which has appeared in Legal Times, The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and Discover, among other publications. She has produced documentaries and news reports for ABC, NBC, and PBS. She formerly lectured in political reporting at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. A 2001-02 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Kaplan has won numerous other journalism honors, among them the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Prize for Distinguished Reporting, the Lowell Mellett Award for Media Criticism (now called the Bart Richards Prize), a Screenwriters Guild nomination and several national Emmy nominations. Last updated July 2017

Investigations

The Poison Crib

New evidence has emerged that using chemical flame retardants, especially in baby products which are in little danger of catching fire, can do more harm than good.

The Backstories

The Backstory: Sheila Kaplan

She’s uncovered suppressed scientific reports on Great Lakes pollution and toxic FEMA trailers and sniffed out the ways Sarah Palin’s environmental policies may help create “special needs kids” in Alaska. Here Sheila Kaplan talks about how to cultivate sources and follow a document trail.