Sharon Lerner | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Sharon Lerner

    Part-Time Faculty, Urban Policy

    Sharon Lerner is a journalist who has covered a wide range of issues of concern to women for the past 10 years. She is currently a senior fellow at The Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, where she writes about issues affecting families in the city. She has worked as a reporter for the Village Voice, where she wrote two columns on health and covered everything from hot dog vendor strikes to reproductive politics. She has also worked as a producer of the public radio show, The Infinite Mind, and reporter of a radio documentary about HIV-infected teens. Her written work has appeared in The Nation, the New York Times, the American Prospect and Ms. magazine among other publications. She is the recipient of the 2005 Front Page Award for News Coverage, a special EMMA award from the Women and Politics Institute for coverage of women’s issues post 9/11; the Ray Brunner Science Writing Award from the American Public Health Association; and a National Headliner Award for her radio feature reporting. She attended Brown University as an undergraduate, received a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, and now lives in Brooklyn.