Euna Lhee is a Dr. med. (MD) candidate at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, one of the largest university hospitals in Europe, and a researcher at Center for Stroke Research Berlin. She is also a Fulbright Young Journalist, NPR Berlin contributor and HealthNewsReview.org reviewer and was most recently a reporter covering science and business for Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
An award-winning journalist, Ms. Lhee has been a recipient of multiple reporting fellowships and honors, including the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Jacque Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship, Florida Public Health Association’s “Outstanding Reporter Award,” UNITY Global Reporting Fellowship for Young Journalists, First Place in the “Mobile Journalist” category in the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Award Contest, and the Waksman Fellowship, which is given to a biomedical science journalist who shows the most promise.
Previously, she was a reporter for Florida Public Broadcasting as a part of the HealthyState.org project – an initiative to bring Florida health news to younger audiences through multimedia storytelling. Based at WMFE Public Radio in Orlando, she covered medical research and biotechnology, as well as public health and health policy. She also was a journalist, HIV and gender specialist, for the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Gaborone, Botswana. There on assignment by the American International Health Alliance, she freelanced medical pieces to the local press and was also involved with building capacity of journalists through the Hearts & Minds project, which aimed to improve the quantity, quality and scope of HIV and AIDS reporting in Africa.
Apart from Deutsche Welle, Ms. Lhee has reported for NPR, The Baltimore Sun, Radio France Internationale, France 24 and The Botswana Gazette. She participated in the Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris double degree program in journalism and holds master’s degrees from both institutions. A Toni Stabile fellow in investigative journalism, Ms. Lhee wrote her master’s thesis on the FDA and HPV vaccines, which won the Horgan Prize for Excellence in Science Writing. As a Bloomberg scholar, she attended Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in history and BM in violin performance.
While pursuing journalism, Ms. Lhee has worked as a freelance violinist in France, as an English teacher for the Ministry of Education in South Korea and as a biology instructor in Puerto Rico. She has also helped conduct medical or public health research at the World Health Organization in Geneva, the Botswana Harvard Partnership in Gaborone and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore.
A native of Chicago, Ms. Lhee speaks French, German and Korean fluently and enjoys cooking, children’s literature and travel. She now lives in Berlin, where she spends time exploring the city, learning ballet and playing violin in the Berlin Doctors Orchestra.