Phil J. Hilts

Former Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT and a freelance journalist
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Philip J. Hilts is a freelance science journalist, and the former Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT. Prior to his tenure at MIT, he was an award-winning health and science journalist with The New York Times and The Washington Post for 20 years. He has also authored 6 books, including Rx for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge, which discusses how we need to address the increasing global number of deadly viruses by engaging in effective public health initiatives.

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