GARRETT, Laurie. American, b. 1951. Genres: Medicine/Health. Career: Worked at KPFA (radio station), Berkeley, CA, and for the California Department of Food and Agriculture; freelance journalist in Southern Europe and East Africa, 1979; freelance reporter for National Public Radio (NPR), British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC), American Broadcasting Co. (ABC), Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC), Pacifica News Service, Pacifica Radio, and other media outlets, c. 1980-88; Newsday, science correspondent, 1988-. Visiting fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, 1992-93. Has made appearances on national television programs. Publications: The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance, 1994; Microbes versus Mankind: The Coming Plague, 1996; Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health, 2000. Contributor to periodicals and books. Address: Newsday, 2 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016, U.S.A.