Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
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Brenda Wilmoth Lerner's coverage of science, public health and global issues is respected for its accuracy, objectivity, and passion in articulating contextual cultural and social connections. In addition to RUSA Book and Media Awards for her books on Biotechnology and Climate Change, Lerner's book, Infectious Diseases: In Context, was named an ALA Outstanding Academic Title. A cum laude graduate of Harvard University, she is a member of the Vanderbilt and Harvard Alumni Associations.
Lerner's work in areas at high risk to endemic and emerging diseases infuses her writing with rare cultural insights, earning a reputation for accessible, engaging, and award-winning coverage of complex topics and urgent issues.
A nurse (R.N.) and epidemiology/infection control specialist, Lerner was able to draw on both academic and clinical experience to direct what critics termed "exceptionally fine" and "authoritative" coverage of SARS, H1N1, and other emerging disease outbreaks. She is a member of the International Society of Infectious Diseases, attending the 12th Annual ISID Congress in Lisbon (2006) and the 13th Annual ISID Congress in Kuala Lumpur (2008).
In addition to her own writing projects, Brenda continues to serve as anexpert author, editor, and advisor for the world's leading academic publishers.
Lerner also writes on policy and security issues related to public health. She is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, & Security, which was selected for Georgetown University's Selected Resources for Security Studies, the Defense Intelligence Agency Library, FBI Academic Library, Naval War College Library, and other defense/intelligence collections.
Since 2008, Lerner has served as a contributing editor and advisor on health topics for Gale's Global Issues in Context, an online news service tacking an array of global health issues named an ALA Outstanding Academic title in 2010. She has also served as an advisor for the Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, and as a contributing editor for three editions of the Gale Encyclopedia of Science.
As her professional schedule allows, Lerner continues post-graduate work -- with courses devoted to medical humanities and public health issues -- in Harvard's Department of Continuing Education. In 2008, she completed a 19-leg global circumnavigation with her frequent media partner and LMG cofounder, K. Lee Lerner. She continues to use her clinical training in areas of challenge and need.
- 2013 RUSA Book and Media Award: Biotechnology In Context, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner, eds. Cengage | Gale. "simple, engaging style… worldwide experts... authoritative... unbiased… visually appealing."-- Booklist. October 2012.
The RUSA Book and Media Award's Outstanding Reference Sources list is the "highest award or honor for academic reference books and media."--American Library Association (ALA)
- 2010 Outstanding Academic Title: Global Issues in Context (Thomson Reuters | Cengage Gale), an international news service and academic resource. In 2008 and 2009, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner served as a senior editor for GIC content development. After launch of the online platform, Lerner became an advisor and contributing editor.
- 2009 RUSA Book and Media Award: Climate Change In Context, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner, eds. Cengage | Gale. "Timely... Clear... Concise.. Stunning..." An "excellent guide to a vitally important issue" Ref Rev. October 2008.
- 2008 Outstanding Academic Title: Infectious Diseases in Content, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner, eds. Cengage | Gale. "Exceptionally fine... Authoritative... Comprehensive." American Library Association. Choice, October, 2008.
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