Ryan Prior is a fellow at The Century Foundation, where he writes about Long COVID and chronic diseases as a journalist-in-residence with TCF’s Disability Economic Justice Team. His book, The Long Haul: Solving the Puzzle of the Pandemic’s Long Haulers and How They Are Changing Healthcare Forever, was released in November 2022 through Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster.
He began at CNN in 2015 and served as a science and health features writer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before joining CNN, he directed, produced, and wrote a feature-length documentary, Forgotten Plague, which The Huffington Post called a “Must-See Documentary.” He has also written for The Guardian, The Daily Beast, USA Today, STAT News, and Business Insider.
Prior is a five-time Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar, and sits on the board of directors of the #MEAction Network. He grew up in an Air Force family, with stints in Nebraska, Okinawa, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and central Georgia. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia with degrees in English and international affairs, and was named to the school’s 40 Under 40 list for 2018. His personal website is ryantprior.com.