Sheila Kaplan is a Lab Fellow with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a prize-winning investigative reporter. She is a former lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, specializing in the intersection of politics, money and public health. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, msnbc.com. Discover magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, Salon and U.S. News & World Report, among other publications. She has produced investigative reports for ABC News, NBC News, "Dan Rather Reports" and the PBS series FRONTLINE.
Kaplan's reports have led to congressional hearings and numerous policy changes. In 2008, Kaplan reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had suppressed an internal document showing that millions of Great Lakes residents were at risk of serious illness from environmental contaminants. Her investigation led to two congressional hearings and was referenced by more than 20 newspapers and radio stations.
Kaplan, a 2001-2002 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, has won numerous other journalism honors, among them the Investigative Reporters and Editors Prize for Distinguished Reporting, The Lowell Mellett Award for Media Criticism (now called the Bart Richards Prize), a Screenwriters Guild nomination and several national Emmy nominations. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.
Stories written by Sheila Kaplan
- On Capitol Hill, the door swings both way (December 11th, 2013)
- Nanotech innovation high, but 'playing catch-up' on health and safety (July 15th, 2013)
- White House stalls critical EPA report highlighting chemical dangers to children (December 21st, 2012)
- Toxic Taps: Lead is still the problem (August 8th, 2012)
- Company pays government to challenge pesticide research showing link to Parkinson's (February 11th, 2011)
- EPA develops neurotoxicants list, new testing (December 22nd, 2010)
- EPA workers say North Carolina building making them sick despite attempts to fix problems (October 28th, 2010)
- Reform of toxic substances law collapses (October 13th, 2010)
- Motion Graphic: What is nanotech? (July 22nd, 2013)