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Abigail Sullivan Moore
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Abigail Sullivan Moore is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and co-author of The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up (Free Press, 2010). She speaks frequently about parenting in a digital world. She is a former staff writer More Info
Alanna McCatty
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Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the More Info
Amanda Livingston
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Amanda Livingston is a recent graduate of Ithaca College, a New York City-based writer, and an aspiring children's book editor. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Publishing: Print and Digital Media at New York University. More Info
Andrea Atkins
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Andrea Atkins is an award-winning freelance writer whose work regularly appears in national magazines. More Info
Andrew Gutman
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Andrew Gutman is a Senior Associate Editor for Muscle & Fitness, and a contributing writer for Men's Journal and Business Insider. He graduated from Springfield College with a degree in Journalism and Communications in 2015. More Info
Andrew Turner
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Andrew Turner is a disabled veteran from post-Sept. 11 operations. He is currently working on his first book, Veterans Left Behind: From Agent Orange to the Burn Pits of Iraq. He spends most days in Washington, DC, advocating for veterans rights and open access to plant-based health options like kratom More Info
Beth Levine
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Beth Levine is an award-winning writer based in Stamford, CT. www.bethlevine.net More Info
Cheryl Alkon
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Cheryl Alkon is a seasoned health and medical writer based in Massachusetts. She is the author of Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. Find her at CherylAlkon.com or @Lyrehca on Twitter. More Info
Canadian Deprescribing Network
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The Canadian Deprescribing Network is a group of health care leaders, clinicians, decision-makers, academic researchers and patient advocates working together to mobilize knowledge and promote the deprescribing of medication that may no longer be of benefit or that may be causing harm. More Info
Carrie Myers
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Carrie Myers is the mother of four sons, owner of CarrieMichele Fitness, and author of Squeezing Your Size 14 Self into a Size 6 World: A Real Woman’s Guide to Food, Fitness, and Self-Acceptance (Champion Press/Sourcebooks). More Info
Cecile Pastel Levy
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Cecile holds an MD from France and has more than 10 years of medical partnerships experience straddling the scientific and medical fields. Most recently she worked specifically with biotech and pharma companies but previously worked on medical strategy and academic partnerships at 3M Healthcare and Mass General. More Info
Christy Huff, MD
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Dr. Christy Huff is a cardiologist and co-director at Benzodiazepine Information Coalition. After being injured by a prescribed benzodiazepine, she now advocates for better physician education in the safe prescribing and tapering of these drugs. Follow her tweets @christyhuffMD. More Info
Colleen Gardephe
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Colleen has been writing and editing for more than 25 years on a wide range of topics, including health, pregnancy, parenting, education and travel. More Info
Dan Vitetta
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Dan Vitetta is a MedShadow intern focused on digital marketing and content creation. He completed his undergraduate degree in Marketing from Springfield College in May 2016 and is currently earning his MBA. More Info
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Dave Walker, RPh, is a pharmacist and a member of the MedShadow medical advisory board. He has practiced in multiple pharmacy settings as a pharmacy owner, hospital director of pharmacy, district manager for a pharmacy staffing agency, and currently director of pharmacy at a rural, nonprofit clinic and pharmacy. You More Info
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Deborah Lynn Blumberg (deborahlynnblumberg.com) is an award-winning health and wellness and business writer and editor with over 15 years’ experience writing for publications including The Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor and Barron’s. She has a special interest in integrative and functional medicine. More Info
Debra Witt
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Debra Witt is a freelance writer who frequently covers health, fitness, and other lifestyle topics. More Info
Delia O'Hara
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Delia O’Hara is an award-winning writer, journalist and former features reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She has been an adjunct professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the journalism program at Marquette University. More Info
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Elaina J. Martin lives and thrives with bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorder. She is better now, better than before. Today she has hope. She writes the blog, Being Beautifully Bipolar at PsychCentral.com, as well as a personal blog at ElainaJ.com  In a former life she was a More Info
Emily Rogan
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Emily Rogan writes about health & wellness and education. Her work has appeared in Runner’s World, The Washington Post, Eating Well and Woman’s Day as well as several other national online and print publications. Follow her on Twitter at @EmilyRogan More Info
Ellen Wlody
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Ellen Wlody is a writer who specializes in health and parenting topics. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, children, and two dogs. More Info
NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., was officially sworn in on Monday, August 17, 2009 as the 16th director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Collins was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 8, and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7. More Info
Frances K. Howell
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Frances K. Howell is the executive director of DES Action USA, where she works to educate, empower and advocate for those exposed to the anti-miscarriage drug diethylstilbestrol (DES). Her background includes broadcast journalism in Seattle and Houston, as well as media relations work as director of media relations at the More Info
Frieda Wiley
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Frieda Wiley is a medical writer and consultant pharmacist who calls the serene Piney Woods of East Texas home. Her work has appeared in Arthritis Today, Diabetes Self-Management, Everyday Health, and Next Avenue. She also develops content for medical students and allied healthcare professionals. More Info
Geri Anne Fennessey
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Geri Anne Fennessey is a New York City-based freelance writer and communications consultant. More Info
Heather Boerner
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Heather Boerner is a healthcare and medical journalist based in Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, TheBody.com and the Daily Beast. Her book, Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science’s Surprising Victory Over HIV, came out in 2014. More Info
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Jenna Aronson is a rising sophomore at Arizona State University. She is pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. More Info
Dr. Sarwat Jabeen
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Sarwat Jabeen, MD, is a primary care doctor.
Jane Langille
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Jane Langille is a health and medical writer based near Toronto, Ontario. Jane writes about health news and medical innovations for media publications and health care providers More Info
Jedha Dening
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Jedha Dening (MNutr) is a freelance health writer, copywriter, and research reporter with a passion for crafting compelling stories that make a difference. More Info
Jeff Gerth of ProPublica.org
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This article was published by ProPublica, and co-published with The Daily Beast on May 19, 2015. Jeff Gerth is a senior reporter at ProPublica. More Info
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Jennifer L.W. Fink is a Registered Nurse-turned-freelance writer based in Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Parents, Cancer Today and Ladies' Home Journal. Jennifer is also the founder and creator of BuildingBoys.net. More Info
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Jenn Morson is a freelance writer living and working outside of Washington, D.C. Her work appears in The Washington Post, Healthline, Huffington Post, and many more national publications. More Info
Jeremy Howick
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Jeremy Howick, PhD, is the director of the Oxford Empathy Programme at the University of Oxford. As a medical researcher, he has conducted groundbreaking studies about placebos and why we need unbiased experiments. Howick is the author of the book Doctor You. More Info
Jodi Helmer
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Jodi Helmer is a North Carolina-based health writer whose work has appeared in AARP, Health, Shape, Woman's Day and Family Circle among others. More Info
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Albany, NY-based Jill U Adams writes about science, health and nature and the intersection of research and policy for publications such as Audubon, Discover, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and Science. More Info
Janice Neuman
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Janice Neumann is a health reporter, who also contributed to the Chicago Tribune. She is based in Chicago. More Info
Jonathan Block
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Jonathan Block is an associate editor at BioCentury, which provides news and information about the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining BioCentury in 2019, Jonathan worked for MedShadow as content editor. He has been an editor and writer for multiple pharmaceutical, health and medical publications, including The Pink Sheet, More Info
Karl Doghramji, MD
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Dr. Doghramji is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and Medical Director of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. Dr Doghramji is also Chair of the Albert M. Biele, MD Memorial Lectureship in More Info
Kim Witczak
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Kim Witczak is an advertising/marketing communications professional with over 20 years of experience for a variety of industries as well as non-profit/advocacy campaigns. More Info
Lillie Rosenthal, DO
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An expert in lifestyle management with a focus on injury prevention, pain management and biomechanics, Lillie Rosenthal, DO, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in New York City. Dr. Rosenthal sees a variety of patients in her Manhattan practice, including world-renowned musicians, dancers, choreographers, and writers, as well More Info
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Liz Neporent is a health and fitness expert, writer and social media consultant. She is a regular contributor to ABC News and author and coauthor of 15 health books including Fitness for Dummies, now in its 4th edition. In her work with Harvard Medical School Publications she co-wrote the acclaimed More Info
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Lorna Collier is a health writer whose reporting has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, AARP Bulletin, Discover.com, U.S. News & World Report, CNN.com, Healthgrades.com, Monitor on Psychology, Medical Economics and many other publications. She can be reached on Twitter at @lornacollier. More Info
Madeline Vann
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Madeline Vann, MPH, is a freelance health journalist based in Williamsburg, VA. She has a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and over a decade of experience as a health and medical freelance writer. Her writing has appeared in HealthDay, Everydayhealth.com, the Huffington Post, Costco More Info
Marc Manseau
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Marc Manseau, MD, MPH, is a public health psychiatrist and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. He is the author of The Complex Connection Between Cannabis and Schizophrenia. More Info
Marlene Beggelman, MD
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Marlene Beggelman, MD, is an internist in Cambridge, Mass., and a member of the Right Care Alliance, a network of health professionals, patients, religious and community groups who are working toward a society in which the right care is accessible by all. More Info
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Meredith Lawrence
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Meredith Lawrence is a former resident of Hendersonville, Tenn. She now resides Gainesville, Ga. More Info
Michael Wilcox
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Michael Wilcox is a health and medical journalist who writes frequently about clinical research, health policy, and technology in medicine. He has written previously for a number of medical and health trade magazines with a focus on obesity, cardiovascular health, surgery and cancer, as well as covered ground-breaking medical science More Info
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Marianne Wait
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Marianne Wait is a nationally known health editor and writer More Info
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Nancy Arnott is a New York City-based writer and editor who has specialized in health topics for more than 20 years. More Info
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Naomi Mannino is a Tampa, Florida-based freelance journalist who reports on health and medical news, research and technology. Follow her on Twitter @naomimannino. More Info
Sanford Newmark, MD
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Sanford Newmark, MD, is a clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California. He is the head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, specializing in the treatment of Autism, ADHD and other developmental or chronic childhood conditions. He combines More Info
Nicole Lamberson, PA
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Nicole is a Physician Assistant residing in Virginia. She obtained a BS at James Madison University in 2000 and then went on to complete the Master of Physician Assistant program at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2004. She practiced in an Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine setting until severe illness More Info
Noah Rubinstein
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Noah Rubinstein is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist. He has a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Noah is the clinic director of The YinOva Center in New York City. More Info
Peggy Moulton-Abbott
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Peg and Tom have been together for 24 years. She is a focus group moderator. He is a recently retired litigation manager. They are currently investigating programs to become certified functional medicine coaches. More Info
Perri O. Blumberg
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Perri O. Blumberg is a freelance writer based in Manhattan. She was the former food editor at Reader’s Digest, where she convinced a mainstream audience that eating vegan isn’t crazy, and recently graduated New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute, the leading plant-based, health-supportive culinary school in America. Follow her on More Info
Rachel Brummert
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Rachel Brummert is founder and president of Patient Safety Impact in Charlotte, NC, and is a contributor for Drugwatch. She collaborates with the FDA and the CDC advocating for safer health care, and has been featured in Consumer Reports and The Washington Post. More Info
Randy Dotinga
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Randy Dotinga, a journalist with more than two decades of professional experience, has written for dozens of magazines, newspapers and online news sites. He is immediate past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. More Info
Rita Colorito
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Rita Colorito specializes in covering health, safety, and caregiving for both people and pets. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications and media sites, including SELF, Costco Connection, Bankrate.com, Prevention.com, and Edmunds.com. A hockey/soccer mom, Rita lives outside Chicago with her husband, son, and three shelter cats. More Info
Robin Vaughn
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Robin Vaughn is a multi-disciplinary writer and education specialist. She has written on a wide range of topics for magazines, trade publications and business websites and is happy to be a contributor for MedShadow.org. More Info
Ronni Gordon
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Ronni Gordon is a Massachusetts-based freelance writer who got peripheral neuropathy 8 years ago after chemotherapy for leukemia. A former newspaper reporter, she has written for The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes and other publications. RonniGordon.com More Info
Sabrina Miller
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Sabrina Miller is the founder of the Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group, an advocate for the Leaders Against Pain Action Network and a patient representative for the FDA. More Info
Salomeh Keyhani, MD
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Salomeh Keyhani, MD, is a general internist and a health care researcher. Her research focuses on health care quality and health policy. More Info
Sana Siwolop
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Sana is a New York-based science and business journalist who has written for national publications, including The New York Times, Business Week and Discover. She teaches journalism at St. John's University in New York City. More Info
Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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Sarah Ludwig Rausch is a freelance writer and copyeditor based in South Dakota. Find her at BlueZebraMedia.com. More Info
Sarah Rosenthal
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Sarah Rosenthal is an intern at MedShadow. She is majoring in Biology and Society in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University with a concentration in food, health, and sustainability, and minoring in Viticulture and Enology. More Info
Sarah Smedley
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Sarah Smedley has 20 years’ experience in communications for the medical, pharmaceutical, biotech, consumer health, fitness, philanthropy and nutrition industries. She is now a freelance writer and frequent contributor to The BROADSHEET, a daily online and bi-weekly print newspaper. More Info
Susan Molchan, MD
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Susan Molchan, MD, is a practicing psychiatrist and nuclear medicine physician. She is a past chair of the National Physicians Alliance Board of Directors. More Info
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Vickie Karian
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Vickie Karian a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working in headache/pain medicine for the past 10+ years at a large Pediatric teaching institution in the Northeast. She has been a nurse for 39 years and a PNP for 22 years, working in a variety of clinical areas. Many providers express that headache More Info

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