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Deborah Nelson

Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
Deb is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter based at University of Maryland, where she is professor of investigative journalism and has co-authored series for Reuters on climate change, superbugs and housing that won top awards from the National Academies of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society of Professional Journalists and others. Most recently, she was part of a Reuters team that mapped the highest risk places on earth for deadly zoonotic disease outbreaks. Before academia, she worked on three series that won Pulitzer Prizes at the Seattle Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. She also authored a book, The War Behind Me, on U.S. war crimes in Vietnam.