"Recognized for his use of language, accuracy, and balanced presentation, K. Lee Lerner's portfolio covering science and global issues has garnered respected writing, book and media awards, including books on climate change, infectious diseases, and biotechnology named as Outstanding Academic Titles. Lerner's experience, stories, and photos span every continent. In addition to working in areas undergoing civil instability, recovering from natural disasters, or suffering disease outbreaks, Lerner has also completed two global circumnavigations. His Academia site consistently ranks among those most frequently accessed by students, scholars, and decision makers from around the world."— National Press Club biography
"For more than three decades, whether in print, broadcast media, or online, K. Lee Lerner's writing and personal column, 'Taking Bearings,' have ranged across the human intellectual enterprise. His award-winning writing ranges from knowledgeable articles on the history of science to insights into modern advances in biotechnology; from the scientific analysis of engineering failures to evidence-based reporting on public health issues; from coverage of attempt to preserve historic cultural sites to on location coverage of the human tragedy inherent in the displacement vulnerable populations by war, civil unrest, and natural disasters." — Projects at Harvard, Displaced by Disaster
Lerner has served on the board of advisors for the venerable American Men and Women of Science since 2003 and as editor-in-chief for three editions of the Gale Encyclopedia of Science, where he continues as a contributing advisor for the 6th edition published in 2021. He was the contributing editor-in-chief for the Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security and has served as contributing editor for more than 40 books covering science, technology and public health. Lerner has also served as producer, contributing editor and/or adviser for more than two dozen major media projects.
Spanning science, education, and journalism with multiple master's degrees -- including a master's degree with academic honors from Harvard -- Lerner's training in epidemiology at Harvard along with professional programs in crisis leadership and emergency response at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health add scholarly depth to Lerner's writing and media work.
Lerner is a member of the Harvard Alumni Association, the Harvard Club of Boston, the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (Paris 2011), the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Lerner is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest all-discipline academic honor society. His fiction writing is published under a nom de plume.
Photo: K. Lee Lerner, National Press Club, Washington, DC, June 2015. ©LMG All Rights Reserved.