February 25, 1948
|Known for||Writing for The New York Times|
|Clone: The Road to Dolly, and the Path Ahead, Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It, Sex in America: A Definitive Survey|
|Relatives||Judi Bari (sister), |
Martha Bari (sister)
Lisa Bari (niece)
Life and career
Kolata was born Gina Bari in Baltimore, Maryland. Her mother, mathematician Ruth Aaronson Bari (1917–2005), was of Jewish descent. Her father, Arthur Bari (1913–2006), was a diamond setter of Italian heritage. He was a WWII Marine Corps veteran who served in the South Pacific. One of her sisters is Hood College art historian, Dr. Martha Bari. Another was Earth First! environmental activist, feminist and assassination attempt survivor, Judi Bari (1949–1997).
Kolata studied molecular biology as a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received a master's degree from University of Maryland, College Park in mathematics. She joined Science magazine, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as a copy editor in 1973, and wrote for it as a journalist in the news section from 1974 until she moved to The New York Times in September 1987. She remains a health & science reporter at the newspaper. Kolata has taught writing as a visiting professor at Princeton University and frequently lectures across the country.
She is a "self-proclaimed exercise addict" (who thinks nothing of a 100-mile bike ride as a reward), according to a Times advertisement for itself.
Her husband, William G. Kolata, has taught mathematics and served as the technical director of the non-profit Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Philadelphia, a professional society for mathematicians. The couple have two children, Therese  and Stefan.
- Clone: The Road to Dolly, and the Path Ahead, ISBN 0-688-16634-2
- Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It, Touchstone 2001 ISBN 0-7432-0398-4
- Sex in America: A Definitive Survey, ISBN 978-0446671835
- The Baby Doctors: Probing the Limits of Fetal Medicine, ISBN 0-440-21011-9 (out of print)
- Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth about Health and Exercise, ISBN 0-374-20477-2
- Rethinking Thin: The new science of weight loss - and the myths and realities of dieting. Picador. 2007. ISBN 978-0-312-42785-6.
- Mercies in Disguise: a Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science that Rescued Them, St. Martin's Press, 2017 ISBN 978-1250064349
- Kolata, Gina Bari. Water Structure and Ion Binding: A Role in Cell Physiology, Science, 192 (4254), June 18, 1976, pp. 1220–1222.
- "Gina Kolata". www.nndb.com. Retrieved Apr 27, 2020.
- "North Coast Journal -- January 1997: PEOPLE - Judi Bari's last stand". www.northcoastjournal.com. Retrieved Apr 27, 2020.
- Obituaries, Washington Post. November 24, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
- Wilken, Claudia (October 15, 1997). "Bari et al. v. Doyle et al". Decision and Order, pp. 2-3. United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2012-07-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Advertising supplement (with no title, but part of the "These Times Demand the Times" advertising campaign, as noted on the supplement's back page) to The New York Times, October 31, 2006, page ZK7 of the supplement
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-07-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Kolata, Gina (May 17, 2010). "The Right Way to Warm Up Is (Your Answer Here)". Retrieved Apr 27, 2020 – via NYTimes.com.
- Regis, Ed (1 Jan 1998). "Review: The Road to Dolly, and the Path Ahead by Gina Kolata". NY Times.
- Recent and archived news articles by Gina Kolata of The New York Times.
- Gina Kolata at SourceWatch
- Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata, Official Book site
- Appearances on C-SPAN