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Brenda Wilson

reporter, editor, NPR

Brenda Wilson is an award-winning correspondent and editor for NPR on national and international public health. She has developed a consistent body of work, examining the link between human behavior, social conditions, health and disease. For more than a decade, Wilson has reported on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, other infectious diseases and public health issues. She has traveled throughout Africa and India interviewing people from all walks of life, including heads of state, international health experts, development specialists and others. Wilson was awarded a Kaiser Foundation Media Fellowship in 1999 to study the impact of AIDS on migrant workers in South Africa. She also shared a DuPont/Columbia Award for *Breaking the Silence*, an NPR series on AIDS in the black community, which also won an award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Wilson has worked at NPR as a producer and a reporter in Washington, covering social policy and the White House. She began her NPR career in 1979 as Associate Producer for *Morning Edition*. She has a BA degree in English literature from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia.