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Brian P. Randall, MD | Richard Glickman-Simon, MD | Pamela Jones, MA

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Michael A. Woods, MD

Michael Woods is a deputy editor for EBSCO Information Services' DynaMed and Consumer Health products. Dr. Woods is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and board-certified in pediatrics. He has been a full-time primary care Pediatrician for 27 years since completing his residency in pediatrics at Hershey Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and has a BA and MS in chemistry from the University of Maine at Orono.

Brian P. Randall, MD

Brian Randall is the clinical editor for EBSCO Information Services' Consumer Health products. Dr. Randall is board-certified in family medicine. He holds an MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and a BS in Psychology from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Randall completed his residency in family medicine at Tufts University Family Medicine Residency.

Richard Glickman-Simon, MD

Richard Glickman-Simon is the medical director for EBSCO Information Services' Natural and Alternative Treatments (NAT) database.

Dr. Glickman-Simon is board-certified in family medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He oversees the curriculum in complementary and alternative medicine for several graduate programs at the medical school, and he teaches courses in both allopathic and non-allopathic medicine to Tufts undergraduates.

Dr. Glickman-Simon also chairs the Department of Western Biomedicine at the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, MA, where he teaches students how to diagnose and treat diseases from a Western biomedical perspective. He previously worked in a primary care practice in the Boston area, providing patients with both conventional care and a variety of complementary medical services.

Dr. Glickman-Simon holds an MD from Tufts and a BA in Physics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester.

Pamela Jones, MA

Pamela Jones is Senior Health Editor for EBSCO Information Services' Consumer Health products. Pamela has a master’s degree in health communication from Emerson College and Tufts University School of Medicine (a collaborative program), and a bachelor’s degree in cardiopulmonary sciences with a concentration in clinical exercise physiology from Northeastern University.

Prior to joining EBSCO Information Services, Pamela worked as a fitness manager for a leading health and fitness center. She provided health and wellness education for staff and members, as well as programming for populations with special health needs. She also assisted in the management of a non-profit wellness center for women in transition. Her previous experience included work in cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management with Joslin Diabetes Center, physical rehabilitation, and hospital surgical services.

Past and Current Contributors

Shara Aaron, MS, RD is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition communications from the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University. Shara co-owns NutCom, LLC, a nutrition communications consulting company, serves as editor of the New Jersey Dietetic Association newsletter, and writes freelance articles for Family Circle, Parents, and Fitness magazines.
Maria Adams, MS, MPH, RD is a former editor of EBSCO Information Services' Health Library. She is also a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and a master of public health degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine. She has written articles for a variety of health-related publications and has also worked as a clinical dietitian.
Rick Alan works in the communications industry as a writer and editor.
Cheryl Alkon, MS holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and has contributed to a variety of online and print publications. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Glamour, Teen Voices, and the Ladies Home Journal website, among others.
Karen Asp is a health and fitness writer who has contributed to numerous publications, including Shape, Fitness, Cooking Light, McCall's, and Walking. She is also an ACE-certified fitness professional and the author of Exercise or Obsession?.
Ted Avery is director of sales and marketing for the consulting firm The Training Doctor, and a former producer at ESPN.
Michelle Badash, MS holds a master's degree in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine and has over 15 years of health and medical writing experience.  She has published over 100 articles specializing in consumer health and international health issues, and has won a writing award from the American Medical Writers Association.
Jean Baker, MS, RD holds a master's degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University. Her work has been published in various Internet and print publications, including the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter.
Jeanine Barone, MS is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist who has written several books and articles on travel, fitness, food, and health. Her articles have appeared in Food & Wine, Self, Cooking Light, Better Homes and Gardens, and Outside, among others. She has been an editor of the University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter for 11 years and has appeared on national television as an expert on food and fitness.
Amanda Barrett, MA is a former editor of EBSCO Information Services' Health Library. She has a master’s degree in health communication from Emerson College and Tufts University School of Medicine (a collaborative program), and a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston University. She has worked with the Latin American Health Institute, the Health Institute at Tufts-New England Medical Center, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Boston University Medical Center.
Monica Bearden, RD is a registered dietitian who has written articles for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, the American Journal of Medicine and Sports, the American Chemical Society, Today’s Dietitian, and the ADA Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Newsletter. Monica co-owns NutCom, a nutrition communications consulting company.
Kara Becker, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC is an associate editor for EBSCO Information Services’ DynaMed. She is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She is board-certified in nutrition support and has worked as a clinical dietitian at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge Hospital.
Howard Bell is a medical writer living in Onalaska, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in the Mayo Health Letter, Mayo Health Oasis website, and numerous national magazines and journals for consumers and physicians. He is the recipient of a bronze award from the National Mature Media Awards.
Julie Bellet, MD is a clinical editor for DynaMed. She is board-certified in pediatrics. Dr. Bellet holds a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Princeton University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Connie M. Berkowitz, CRNA is an advanced practice nurse with a graduate degree and certification as a nurse anesthetist. She has written for Parents' School Journal, Rhode Island Parents' Paper, RN, Mothering, and Single Parent magazines.
Karin Beuerlein is a full-time freelance writer whose work has appeared at OnHealth.com (WebMD), Big Apple Parent, and Writer's Digest.
Robert Bittner is a Michigan-based freelance writer and editor who has written about family health issues for a variety of print publications, including Woman's Day Moms on Call and Family Safety & Health.
Bethanne Black is a freelance health and medical writer. Her work has been published in several health news journals and is often featured on the Internet. She has also written several nonfiction essays and poems that have appeared in magazines and poetry anthologies.
Ann E. Boehler is a freelance writer and former senior associate editor at Walking magazine. She also writes beauty and fitness articles for other publications.
Maria Borowski, MA holds a master's degree in cognitive psychology and neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College.
Steven Bratman, MD earned his medical degree from the University of California at Davis. In 1997, he instituted and supervised the research program that led to the creation of Natural and Alternative Treatment (NAT) and associated books. He is the author or coauthor of more than ten books in the CAM field.
Jonathan Briggs, MA, ELS holds a master's degree in English and has written on a variety of health and science topics for numerous medical publishers and corporate and government clients.
Mark Brown is a sports broadcaster working primarily as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN International on NBA and NFL telecasts. He also hosts a weekly sports talk radio show "The Front Row" that can be heard on the Internet at cyberstationusa.com.
Alia Bucciarelli, MS is a freelance health writer and editor who holds a master's degree in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine.
Jill Buchanan, MAwrites regularly for national and regional publications on health and environmental science. She holds a masters degree from Boston University in science journalism.
Mary Calvagna, MS is a freelance health writer who holds a master's degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University. She has written on a variety of health, disease, and nutrition topics for both print and online sources.
Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD has written and edited thousands of medical articles for print, Internet, and CD-ROM products. She is the editor-in-chief of both Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior and Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior, both published by Macmillan Reference USA.
Tammy Chernin, RPh holds a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy and has over 15 years retail experience. She is also a freelance writer specializing in health and medicine and is a regular contributor to the publication Pharmacy Times.
Tina Coleman is a freelance writer who writes frequently about health, parenting and family, travel, and gardening.
Suzanne Cote, MS has a master's degree in journalism from Boston University's College of Communication and has worked in health communications as a writer and editor.
Barbara Williams Cosentino, CSW, RN is a New York-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in many national publications. She is also a registered nurse, clinical social worker, and psychotherapist.
Mary Cresse is a writer who specializes in healthcare. As a project manager, senior writer, or supervising editor, she manages content relating to both the clinical and administrative aspects of the field. Areas of specialty include infection control, emergency management, physical and occupational therapy, facility safety, and the clinical laboratory. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Karen Cuozzo is a freelance writer specializing in healthcare and finance. Her most recent articles on sleep disorders and the female athlete triad have appeared in New Jersey Medicine, the journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey.
Pat Curry writes regularly on health and medicine topics, as well as personal finance, business, and entertainment, for national and regional publications and websites. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida.
Amanda Dameron, MA holds a master's degree in health communication from Emerson College/Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a freelance health writer for various print and online publications and currently works in disease management interventions with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Rhianon Davies is a former web editor at Scholastic Library Publishing in Danbury, CT. While at Scholastic, she also worked as a freelance writer for Grolier Online's Americana Journal. She has also written classical music reviews for The Stamford Advocate. She has an undergraduate degree in music and piano performance from the University of Hartford, CT.
Kelly de la Rocha is a freelance writer specializing in parenting, food, travel, and women's issues. Her articles have appeared in over 50 regional newspapers and magazines, including Parenting New Hampshire, San Diego Family, and Big Apple Parent.
Kathleen Doheny is a Los Angeles-based journalist specializing in health, fitness, and behavior.
Charles Downey is a syndicated journalist, magazine writer and book author who frequently writes about children's medical and psychological concerns. He has written for Money, Reader's Digest, McCall's, Woman's Day, Better Homes and Gardens, and many other publications in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is a former contributor to the science/medicine page of the Los Angeles Times, where he has won awards for medical reporting.
Catherine Duffek, MLS, MS is a freelance health writer who holds master’s degrees from Columbia University and Boston University/Sargent College for health and rehabilitation sciences. Her publications include patient education, marketing, and history of medicine materials.
Joseph Dumit, PhD is a biomedical anthropologist currently working at the Dibner Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chris Dunkerley is a freelance journalist specializing in health. He lives in a cottage in Scotland and writes for a range of magazines, including Men's Health, Maxim, and Zest.
Lain Chroust Ehmann has published over 100 stories and articles for publications such as the Boston Globe, Woman's World, the San Jose Mercury News, and many more. A graduate of Stanford and Syracuse Universities, she writes on parenting, health and fitness, and business and technology.
Miriam Erick, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. She has cared for more than 1000 hospitalized women with the severest form of pregnancy sickness, which has generated two books, an audio and a video tape, chapters in nutrition textbooks, and two awards from the American Medical Writers Association. Miriam is frequently interviewed in both print and broadcast media, and has appeared on "CBS This Morning."
Frank Ferucci, BS, MSis a staff ER physician assistant at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He has worked as an associate professor for the University of New England Physician Assistant Program and has also volunteered as a healthcare provider with the Himalayan Health Exchange.
Eileen Fitzgerald, MD is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Sherman M. Fridman, JD practiced law and served as a judge pro tem before becoming a novelist and freelance writer. He writes about health, business, lifestyle and travel for a variety of national and international publications.
Debra Gordon is a freelance writer and editor. Her work has appeared in publications, such as Prevention, Men's Health, Runner's World, and Family Circle.
Elaine Gottlieb is a freelance writer in the Boston area with 13 years experience as a journalist, editor, writer, and reporter. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and the Dallas Morning News.
Alicia Graefis a freelance writer in the Boston area. She has her bachelor's degree in animal and veterinary science and is studying journalism at Harvard University.
Roma R. Hanlon is a freelance writer and the editor and publisher of parentstrackingthenet.com. She resides in Santa Clara, California.
Meryl Hyman Harris is a freelance writer currently specializing in health issues. For 30 years, she worked as a daily newspaper reporter and editor, and is the author of Who Is a Jew? Conversations, Not Conclusions, published by Jewish Lights Publishing.
Anita M. Harris is an award-winning journalist and author who writes about health, science, and technology for print, broadcast, and online outlets. She has served as interim director of public affairs for the Harvard School of Public Health, and has taught at Harvard, Tufts, and Yale Universities, and at Simmons and Babson Colleges.
Alison N. Haughton, MA received her bachelor’s degree from the School of Communication and the School of International Service at American University and a master’s degree in health communication from Emerson College. She has also studied at Boston University’s School of Public Health.
Jennifer Hellwig, MS, RD is a freelance writer who specializes in health, medicine, and nutrition.
Alexandra Howson, PhD is a Seattle-based medical sociologist and freelance health and medical writer with a background in nursing, higher education, and health research.
Daphne Howland is a freelance writer specializing in stories related to medicine, technology, and the environment.
Monique Kahn, MS, RD is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition communication from the Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sarah J. Kerr, BAworked as a senior health editor for EBSCO Information Services' Health Library. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in literature from Geneva College. Prior to joining EBSCO Information Services, Sarah completed an undergraduate degree, which included courses in writing and editing, and contributed to the college’s literary magazine and newspaper. Sarah was also employed as a teaching assistant in the humanities department at Geneva College.
Diana Kohnle works in the healthcare industry as a consumer information editor. She is also a freelance writer, focusing on health-related news articles.
Nancy Knoblock Hunton is an award-winning freelance writer, specializing in healthcare. She holds a master's degree in public relations from Boston University. Her articles have appeared in American Health Magazine, Computer Graphics World, Harvard Magazine, MIT's Technology Review, Physician's News Digest, and hospital publications.
Bill Johnson is a daily newspaper editor and a freelance writer. He has been a runner for more than 25 years and is a veteran of ultrarunning competition, including six 100-mile races and 15 road marathons.
Cynthia M. Johnson, MAis a freelance writer specializing in the healthcare industry. She has a Masters degree in English.
Karen Schroeder Kassel, MS, RD, MEd is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition science and a master's degree in education. She has written on a variety of medical and nutrition topics for both print and online. She is also a nutrition educator at the Fallon Clinic.
Alethea Kehas, BA, BS holds bachelor's degrees from Bowdoin College in English and biology and has worked previously at Massachusetts General Hospital in a human genetics research laboratory.
Patricia Kellicker, BSN is a registered nurse and freelance health writer. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has written on a variety of health topics featured in numerous print and online health publications. She is a member of the American Medical Writer's Association.
Ericka Kostka is a gear and fitness editor for Walking Magazine.
Jeffrey Laign travels the world researching folk and alternative medical practices. His articles appear in a variety of magazines and newspapers, and he is the author of several books, including The Complete Book of Herbs and Nature's Miracle Medicines.
Laurie B. LaRusso, MS, ELS is a freelance medical writer and a certified editor in the life sciences. She holds a master's degree in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine and an adjunct faculty appointment at the Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is also a past president of the American Medical Writer’s Association, New England Chapter.
Jeff Larson, PT, ATC is a medical writer and practicing physical therapist/athletic trainer in Fargo, North Dakota. Jeff has a special interest in producing sports medicine articles for professional journals and consumer magazines.
Jennifer Lewy, MSW holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Washington and has over 10 years of writing, communication, and social marketing experience in health and human services.
Constance Pittman Lindner is a Boston-area freelance writer. She has published articles in a variety of weekly newspapers, including the Hingham Journal and the Cohasset Mariner. She has also written for The Boston Globe, Max for Women, and the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter.
Larry Lindner, MA is a health writer for The Boston Globe and was previously the executive editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. He has written about nutrition, general health, and travel for such publications as Conde Nast Traveler, American Health, Walking, and Redbook.
Jillian Lokere, MS is a freelance writer specializing in science and medicine for a consumer audience. She received her master's degree in biomedical science from Harvard University, where she researched cancer genetics.
Nicky Lowney, MA holds a master's degree in health communication from Emerson College. She has five years experience as a medical writer and project manager in the pharmaceutical industry.
Julie Rackliffe Lucey, MS is a freelance writer in food, health, nutrition, and parenting. She holds a master’s degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University and has been published in the Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, as well as print and web-based consumer publications. She has also written cookbooks for the Arlington Food Pantry and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Jacquelyn Rudis was an intern health writer for EBSCO Information Services' Health Library during the summer of 2006. Her responsibilities included writing various articles for Health Library. Jacquelyn is currently a junior at Brown University, pursuing bachelor's degrees in both community health and public policy. Jacquelyn also serves on the executive board of Brown University's Community Health Advocacy Program.
Jennifer Rymaruk, MA earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Siena College and master's degree in health communications from Emerson College in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine. She has worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA and had illustrated a children's book for the New England Medical Center. Jen is an award winning photographer and avid artist.
Sonja Lyons is a Seattle-based professional freelance writer with a degree in chemistry/psychology.  She has 18 years experience writing on a broad range of technical, medical, and business topics.
Susan L. Madden, MS holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the author of The Preemie Parents’ Companion: The Essential Guide to Caring for Your Premature Baby in the Hospital, at Home, and Through the First Years, and has written on health and healthcare policy for many years.
Daus Mahnke, MD is a gastroenterologist in Boulder, Colorado.  He completed his medical training at Vanderbilt University, his residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital, and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Lori P. Marcotte, MPH, RD is a registered dietitian and an active member of the Massachusetts 5-A-Day Coalition. She holds a master's degree in public health from Tufts University School of Medicine and develops curricula for elementary school nutrition programs.
Amy Marlow, MPH, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in public health, specializing in health education and health promotion.  In addition to freelance writing, she serves as a wellness specialist for a corporate health promotion program.
Julie J. Martin, MS is a freelance health writer who holds a master's degree in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine.
Anne Martinez is a freelance writer for a variety of print and electronic publications. Her articles have appeared in Parenting, American Baby, The World & I, and numerous other magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and websites.
Richard S. Masella, DMD, FACD has been a practicing orthodontist in Florida for over 22 years. He is clinical assistant professor of orthodontics at Northwestern Dental School in Chicago and is a fellow of the American College of Dentists.
Christie Matheson is a health writer and editor of two monthly publications for medical professionals. She has done extensive freelance writing for consumer health and fitness and healthcare business publications.
Alice A. McCarthy, MBA holds a business degree from Babson College. She has over 14 years experience as a medical writer, analyst, and biomedical industry researcher. Her work has been published in consumer health publications, medical industry trade journals, and online sites. She writes frequently about the international pharmaceutical industry in her capacity as a United States and European-based healthcare analyst.
Krisha McCoy, MS holds a master’s degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University. She has written consumer and clinical health content for both print and online publications. She is a member of the American Medical Writer's Association.
Eileen McDonald is an athlete and mother of two who enjoys running, tennis, hiking, and strength training. She writes about health and fitness and enjoys living the fit lifestyle.
Wendy J. Meyeroff has been a nationally published medical writer since 1978. She has covered women's health, nutrition, and senior citizen issues extensively.
Mary Mihaly is a travel writer based in Cleveland, Ohio, whose work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Continental, Nature Conservancy, Robb Report, and other national publications.
Marla Hardee Milling has written for a variety of online and print publications including Smart Computing, Armchair Millionaire, and BabyCenter. She is director of public information at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, and previously spent 10 years as a news producer at WLOS-TV.
Nanette Miner, EdD is president of the consulting firm The Training Doctor. She writes extensively and speaks nationwide on motivation, marketing and business topics.
Deborah Mitchell is a freelance writer specializing in health and earth-friendly issues. She has had more than a dozen books published and also writes for several professional and consumer publications.
Marjorie Montemayor-Quellengerg, MAwas a senior health editor for EBSCO Information Services' Health Library. Her responsibilities include managing, writing, and editing a variety of articles for Health Library. Marjorie has a master’s degree in health communication from Emerson College and Tufts University School of Medicine (a collaborative program), and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego. She has also worked as a protocol specialist for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) in Boston, MA. She assisted oncologists in developing protocols for clinical trials. Her previous experience also includes working with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the ABC News Medical Unit.
Cindi Myers is a former medical clinic manager who writes about health and medicine for consumer and trade publications.
Deanna M. Neff, MPH is a freelance researcher and writer with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare research and policy arena. She holds a master's degree in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics from Tufts University School of Medicine.
Diane Voyatzis Norwood, MS, RD, CDE is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a master's degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University. She has written for a variety of publications, including the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter and School Food Service & Nutrition.
Heather S. Oliff, PhD holds a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology. She has more than nine years of experience as a scientist, researcher, writer, and educator.
Robin Brett Parnes, MS, MPH holds a master's degree in public health from Boston University, specializing health promotion/disease prevention, and a master's degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Urmila Parlikar, MS holds a master’s degree in science journalism from Boston University’s Science and Medical Journalism Program and a bachelor’s degree in biology and English from Columbia University’s Barnard College. Her work has been featured in several publications, including the Harvard Health Letter, Harvard Women’s Health Watch, Technology Review, and American Health.
Abbi Perets is a southern California-based freelance writer, who frequently writes about parenting, pregnancy, women's health, and family travel.
Christine Perry, MS, RD holds a master's degree in clinical nutrition from Tufts University. She served as senior editor at the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter and has contributed to the Chicago Center for Clinical Research and Earth Day Chicago.
Elizabeth Peterson, MFA has a master’s degree in fine arts in writing from Vermont College and a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and English from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a member of the American Medical Writer’s Association and the New England Science Writers.
Ricker Polsdorfer, MD earned a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard College and completed his medical degree at UCLA. He spent 30 years in family practice. In 1998, he left his practice to become a full-time freelance medical writer. His past experience includes private practice, clinics, emergency departments, the Veterans Administration, and the Peace Corps.
Virginia Reece, MS holds a master's degree in early childhood education from Ball State University. She is currently a child development instructor and directs a preschool laboratory program.
Julie Smith Riley, MS, RD holds a master's degree in nutrition science and has worked with the Internet for several years as a web master, project manager, writer, and editor. In addition, she has been published in a variety of consumer and professional publications.
Trish Riley is a professional freelance journalist with credits in major newspapers, and regional and national magazines. In addition to health topics, she enjoys writing about entrepreneurs, the environment, children, and family travel.
Alayne Ronnenberg, ScD has worked in various aspects of the field of nutrition for over 20 years. She is currently a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health and a visiting lecturer at the Tufts University School of Nutrition. Her research focuses on the role of nutrition and infectious diseases in reproductive health.
Sue Rose, MS, RD is a licensed registered dietitian with a private practice in Park Ridge, Illinois. She offers medical nutrition therapy to her clients and also serves as a nutrition consultant to business and industry.
Laurie B. Rosenblum, MPH holds a master's degree in public health, specializing in health services and health education.  She is a staff writer and editor at Education Development Center in Massachusetts and also works as a freelance writer and editor of consumer and provider health materials.
Jen Rymaruk, MA earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Siena College and her master's degree in health communications from Emerson College. Jen is an avid photographer and artist, who enjoys capturing nature's delicacies and producing large scale murals.
Diane Safer, PhD holds a doctorate degree in experimental social psychology from Columbia University. She is an independent research consultant for healthcare and biotechnology public relations firms, marketing communications firms, and healthcare companies.
Dianne Scheinberg MS, RD, LDN Dianne earned her RD and an MS in nutrition and health promotion at Simmons College. She is the president and owner of Dianne B. Scheinberg and Associates, a nutrition counseling and consulting firm in Newton, Massachusetts. Her clients include Bosse Sports and Health Club and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Amy Scholten, MPH has a master's degree in public health (health promotion and education) and a bachelor's degree in nutrition. She has worked as a nutritionist, health educator, health writer and editor, and as a marketing director for hospital and community-based wellness programs.
Skye Schulte, MS, MPH holds a master's degree in nutrition communication and a master's degree in public health from Tufts University School. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Health Communication and The Encyclopedia of Health Behavior.
Sylvia Sensiper, PhD is a Boston-based writer and video producer affiliated with the Harvard Business School. Her articles have appeared in a variety of magazines and academic journals.
Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH practiced internal medicine until 1996, when she began a career in medical writing. She has written on numerous topics for the lay public, physicians, nurses, healthcare executives, and pharmacists.
Terry Miller Shannon, RRT is a registered respiratory therapist and has written for several publications, including Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Teen, Sunset, and CBS Health Watch.
Jill Shuman, MS, RD, ELS is a registered dietitian, editor, and journalist. She writes extensively about health and nutrition, is a past president of the American Medical Writers' Association (New England chapter), and is a lecturer at Tufts University.
Jeff Siegel has written extensively about health and nutrition issues for a number of major magazines, including Men's Health, Healthy Woman, and Boy's Life.
Vonne Sieve, MA is a freelance medical writer who has written numerous articles on health related topics, including prostate cancer, hemorrhoids, and various surgical procedures in gynecology and neurosurgery. She is also the producer of award-winning medical videos.
Leanna Skarnulis is a freelance writer of articles for magazines that include Friendly Exchange, Mature Outlook, The Futurist, and Writer's Digest. She is a former ad agency senior writer and account executive.
Carrie Myers Smith, BS has a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology and is currently working on her master's degree in nutrition. Her credits include Shape'sFit Pregnancy, IDEA Health and Fitness Source, and American Fitness.
Heather Smith is a freelance writer who has written about health, food, and entertainment for online and print publications. She is currently earning a master's degree at the University of Cincinnati in editing and publishing.
Nathalie Smith, MSN, RN is certified nurse practitioner, writing consultant, and freelance medical writer based in Lincoln, Nebraska. She holds a master's degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. With over 10 years' experience as a medical writer, Nathalie has contributed to over 70 articles for peer-reviewed medical journals. She is president of Aspen Medical Writing Associates.
Elizabeth Smoots, MD is a board-certified family physician based in Seattle, WA, specializing in prevention and primary care medicine. She has over 20 years of experience in private practice, health maintenance organizations, and various group-practice clinics. Her writing has been published on several websites and in numerous magazines and newsletters, including Harvard Health Letter, Family Safety & Health, American Family Physician, and Best of Health.
Elissa Sonnenberg, MSEd is a former teacher and health educator. Her work has been featured on MSNBC.com, Moms Online, and the Environmental News Network, among other online and national print publications.
Jeffrey Stone, MBA is a Boston-based freelance health writer who serves as membership manager of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium. He has an MBA in healthcare management from Boston University and a background in public health survey research, physician network management, and healthcare marketing.
Michelle Strawinski, RN is a registered nurse at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Connecticut. She works as a medical/surgical nurse. Michelle graduated from Merrimack College with a bachelor's degree in sports medicine. She earned her registered nursing certificate from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing.
Diane Stresing is a freelance writer located in Northeast Ohio. She especially enjoys writing about the convergence of medicine, technology, and business.
Annie Stuart is a freelance writer and editor with almost 25 years of experience. She has written, edited, or project managed more than 600 health-related brochures, book chapters, and articles in magazines, newsletters, newspapers, and websites. Her clients have ranged from CancerSource.com and Prevention magazine to Stanford University and the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security.
Cheryl A. Sweet is an Arizona-based freelance writer who has specialized in medical, healthcare and science topics for more than 25 years.
Tracy Teare is a freelance writer from Falmouth, Maine. A former gear and fitness editor for Walking magazine, she has written for Fit Pregnancy, Women's Sports & Fitness, Walking, and Self.
Madeline Vann, MPH has more than a decade's experience covering science, health, and medical issues, both as a writer and as a media relations professional. She received her master's degree in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with an emphasis in health communications and social marketing. Her writing has appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Huntsville Times, Natural Awakenings, and the San Antonio Current.
Karen Vikstrom, MS, CGC is a board-certified genetic counselor with several years experience working in a prenatal and pediatric genetics clinic. She is a freelance writer specializing in genetics and medicine.
Sheri Wallace is a freelance writer living in Tucson, Arizona. She writes frequently about health and parenting issues.
Beth Walsh, MA writes about health information management, reimbursement and billing issues, health information technology, and imaging. She is currently the senior editor of Health Imaging & IT magazine. She earned a master’s degree in health communication from Emerson College and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University.
Janice Wells is a California-based freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Family Circle, Woman's Day, Real Woman, Family Life, Parenting, Contra Costa Times, and other publications.
Richard C. Wilson, MD is a podiatric physician in private practice in Melbourne, Florida. His professional interests include sports medicine and foot surgery. He has published several scientific and popular articles.
Debra Wood, RN is a freelance writer specializing in healthcare, aging, and lifestyle issues. She calls on more than 25 years nursing experience to effectively communicate health-related topics to lay and professional audiences.
Michael Wood, BS, PTA has a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology and a degree in physical therapy (PTA). His professional certifications include: National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS), American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and American Council on Exercise.
Linda Wright, MS is a staff writer for Connections, who has reviewed Nicholas Regush's nonfiction medical thriller, The Virus Within on iVillage.com.
Troya Renee Yoder, MS is a freelance heath writer with a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry and a master's degree in molecular genetics. She writes mostly on children's health issues and has been published in a number of print and online consumer publications.
Monica Zangwill, MD, MPH is a board-certified internist in Boston, Massachusetts. She specializes in primary care, preventive medicine, and public health.
Lisa Zinnia Zinman has been an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 1989 and is licensed in the state of New York and in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, where she manages a private practice.

Last Updated: February 2012

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