Judith Recht

Dr. Judith Recht is a science and public health researcher/writer for the UN Foundation – as well as the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Dr. Recht conducted her research in several fields including genetics and epigenetics, bacterial biofilms, and tuberculosis, and is currently writing on topics including COVID-19, malaria, and HIV. She received her Ph.D. in molecular biology from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. She is passionate about using the power of communication to spread awareness and drive action around access to health information and health care for all. Prior to becoming a science writer, she worked as a scientist at U.S. laboratories and institutions including Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Harvard Medical School, and Rockefeller University.