Shayna Korol

Biosecurity Junior Fellow, Think Tank Track

Shayna Korol completed a think tank fellowship at the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Global Biological Policy and Programs (NTI | Bio). After her fellowship, she took a role as a Program Associate at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI).


She is a writer and researcher focused on health and policy, having previously worked as a reporter for BioNews Services, covering chronic and rare diseases, and has written for and the University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute. She was also a health services research assistant and has worked as a journalist at Becker’s Healthcare. Shayna collaborated with scholars at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Miami School of Medicine to develop the COVID-19 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Waiver Database, which analyzed how states responded to food insecurity during the pandemic. She received a degree in Health Science and Policy from Brandeis University, where she was a Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholar conducting legal research on the parental rights of people with disabilities.