Katherina Thomas writes about global health, human rights and pervasive health inequalities, with a focus on West Africa and vulnerable populations. She is a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, and was the founding editor of Ebola Deeply, a platform that the Guardian said "offered an antidote to media scaremongering."
Her long-form journalism has been recommended by The New Yorker, Longreads and The New York Times, which listed her work on Nina Simone's time in Liberia in What Race/Related Loved in 2017. She has been published by The Independent, Reuters, BBC, Guernica, The Economist, The Guardian, Boston Globe/STAT News, and many more. She has collaborated with leading West African clinicians and scientists, teaching medical journalism, building equitable access to health information, and documenting patient experiences. Her interdisciplinary oral history and narrative medicine work has led to presentations at academic institutions and conferences in West Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada.
She grew up in an international family with roots in several continents, lived in West Africa for ten years, and is currently based in Boston. She has reported from more than 20 countries in Africa, and works fluently in English and French, as well as Portuguese. She graduated from the University of Warwick (England), the University of London in Paris, and is also a Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.