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Career Development: Freelancers' Corner

Directory of independent journalists

These AHCJ members are independent journalists who have agreed to be listed for potential employers. We encourage potential employers to contact these writers and editors using the contact information they have provided in their résumés. Employers should also consider placing an ad with AHCJ to reach an even wider group of expert health journalists.

Freelancers: Find out how to get listed on this directory.

Alabama

Alyson McNutt English

Huntsville

General health and wellness, workplace safety, home health and safety, children/family health and wellness, nutrition, holistic/alternative medicine, pregnancy, fertility, environmental toxins and health

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Dave Parks

Birmingham

Consumer health, public health, medical research, insurance, health disparities, mental health, military/VA health and health business

Bio | Résumé | Clips | Website

Arizona

Sharon B. Salomon, M.S., R.D.

Phoenix

Nutrition, weight loss, exericse and lifestyle for the public and professional; restaurant reviews; profiles of food professionals and others; health related issues.

Bio | Résumé | Website

California

Larry Beresford

Oakland

Hospice, palliative care, end-of-life care and related health care subjects.

Bio | Website | Clips

Heather Boerner

San Francisco

Nutrition, alternative therapy/yoga, mental health, sexual health, LGBT health, chronic illnesses and health care policy

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Hannah Douglas

San Francisco Bay Area

Health care reform, policy and new media reporting

Bio | Website

Mari Edlin

Sonoma

Managed care, pharmacy, disease management, health care business, health care reform

Bio | Résumé | Clips

Shuka Kalantari

San Francisco

Health disparities; minority health; multimedia reporting

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Arline Kaplan

Huntington Beach

Psychiatry and behavioral health; consumer health; health care politics, policy and business; pharmaceuticals and medical devices; complementary and alternative medicine; women's health; health disparities and cultural literacy; aging; and death and dying

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Yolanda (Linda) Reid Chassiakos, M.D.

Los Angeles

Features, technical reporting, general medicine, opinion, ethics

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Sue Pondrom

San Diego

Transplantation, arthritis, cancer, general medicine

Bio | Résumé | Clips

Noelle Robbins

San Francisco Bay Area

Individual, community, and environmental health issues. Social ventures. Activism.

Bio | Résumé | Website

Jane Neff Rollins

Montrose

Conference coverage; consumer health and wellness; cancer; complementary and alternative medicine; dermatology; diabetes; doctor-patient communication; endocrinology; epidemiology; gastroenterology; health care navigation; health insurance; heart health; immunology/transplantation infectious disease, neurology; ophthalmology; patient education; pharmacoeconomics; public health (especially HIV/AIDS and TB); rheumatology; women’s health

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Sue Russell

San Diego/Los Angeles

Health and fitness. Alternative/integrative health. Violence in women. Abuse of children. Mental and physical health issues affecting criminals and law enforcement personnel, including their impact on criminal justice issues, investigations, and forensic science. Celebrity health and business profiles.

Bio | Clips |
Website

Stephanie Stephens

Calif./New Zealand

General health and wellness, women's health, baby boomer health and lifestyle, mental health, psychology/psychiatry, natural/integrative health, health policy, neurology, cardiology, cancer, aging and caregiving, physical therapy, healthcare professions, dermatology and plastic surgery

Bio | Website | Clips

Lisa Zamosky

Los Angeles

Health insurance, health care business and policy, consumer health, health literacy and biopharma

Bio | Website | Clips

Colorado

Tammy Parker

Boulder

Mobile healthcare (mHealth), caregiving, eldercare, geriatrics, long-term care, telemedicine in developed and developing countries, wirelessly enabled healthcare and fitness/wellness devices

 

Connecticut

Sheryl Kraft

Wilton

Women's health, breast cancer, fitness, baby boomer wellness

Résumé | Website

District of Columbia

Beryl Lieff Benderly

Washington, D.C.

Science policy; health; behavior; higher education; relationship of science, ethics, and religion; gender; disability; genetics and genomics

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Donya Currie

Washington, D.C. area

Health disparities, mental health, public health, health and aging, child health, health reform

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Howard Gleckman

Washington, D.C.

Long-term care financing and delivery, elder care, health policy, Medicare, Medicaid, also fiscal policy 

Bio | Website

Merrill Goozner

Washington, D.C.

Health policy; coverage of federal health-related regulatory agencies, especially FDA and CMS; technology development,  especially pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; neglected and rare  diseases

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Stephenie Overman

Washington, D.C. area

Workplace health, safety and wellness

Bio | Website | Clips

Claudia Perry

Washington D.C. metro area

See Website.

Website

David Pittman

Washington, D.C.

General medical and health, mental health, pharmaceuticals, health policy, hospital care and management, medical education, cancer, HIV/AIDS

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Tabitha M. Powledge

Washington, D.C. area

Infectious disease and microbiology; cancer; endocrinology and hormones (estrogens and testosterone, menopause, and menstruation); test-tube babies, IVF, prenatal diagnosis, and other embryo and fetal technology; bioethics; health policy; medical policy; basic biomedical research; diet and nutrition; the brain and neuroscience; human behavior, animal behavior, and psychology; genetics, genomics, and biotechnology; epigenetics; archeology and paleontology; evolution (including primate evolution and human evolution); and science policy.

Bio | Website | Clips

Helena Gail Rubinstein, J.D., M.A., M.P.H.

Washington, D.C. area

Law & public health, neurological issues, nutrition & diabetes management/prevention, bioethics, biopharma, health care business & policy

Bio | Résumé

Georgia

Vikki Conwell

Atlanta

Health and wellness, converting complex medical issues into insightful consumer content

Bio | Résumé | Clips | Website

Nancy Groves

Lawrenceville

Ophthalmology, optometry, cancer, public health, general health and wellness, conference coverage, notetaking

Bio | Website

Judith L. Kanne

Atlanta

Public Health; Nurse Updates; Health Literacy; Healthy Aging

Bio & Clips | Résumé

John Andrew "Andy'' Miller

Atlanta

Health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid; the uninsured and underinsured; medical industry trends; consumer health; prescription drugs; hospitals and physicians; long-term care; medical research; mental health and substance abuse.

Bio | Résumé | Clips

Hawaii

Kenneth Rubenstein, Ph.D.

Haleiwa

Subjects written about include: molecular diagnostics, next-generation DNA sequencing, DNA microarrays, pain drug discovery, neurological drug discovery, and others listed in my resume.

Bio| Résumé | Clips

Illinois

Rita Colorito

 

Family, children's and pet health; consumer, household and travel safety; women's health and reproductive issues; psychology and mental wellness; nutrition and food safety; eldercare and caregiving; and insurance issues and health benefits

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips 

Marcia Frellick

Chicago

Specializes in nursing issues, weaving stories from studies, explaining how medical devices work, exploring ethical issues.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Richard Hyer

Chicago

General medicine, including allergy/immunology, critical care, diabetes, hematology/oncology, influenza, ophthalmology, radiology, renal, and surgery.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Mary Chris Jaklevic

Chicago

Business of health care, public policy, quality measures, nutrition and obesity

Bio | Résumé

Indiana

Glenda Fauntleroy

Carmel

Women's health, children's health, chronic diseases, consumer health and wellness, health insurance

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Catherine Guthrie

Bloomington

Women’s health, breast cancer, nutrition, yoga/fitness, medical investigative reporting

Bio | Website | Clips

Kurt Ullman, R.N., M.H.A.

Carmel

Diabetes, asthma, cardiology, rheumatology, oncology, psychiatry

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Maryland

Karen Infeld Blum

Baltimore

Health and medicine; cardiology; transplant; developmental disabilities/autism; pharmacy; anesthesiology; oncology

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Pat McNees

Bethesda

Consumer health, clinical research, mental health and illness, grief and bereavement, health care policy, history of medicine

Bio | Website | Clips

Massachusetts

Joseph Burns

Falmouth

Health care business strategies and health care policy, particularly how health plans and physicians implement health care strategies and health care policy.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Phyllis M. Hanlon

Central Massachusetts

Human-interest stories, profiles and articles on medical/healthcare topics, religion, academics and business for magazines and newspapers; custom publications

Bio | Website | Clips

Tinker Ready

Cambridge

Health policy, biomedical research, women’s health

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Michigan

Andrea King Collier

Lansing

Health care disparities, medical and health care for consumers, professional papers

Bio | Website

Steve Raphael

Metropolitan Detroit

The business of health care, with an emphasis on provider financial performance; high tech, including all areas of life sciences, as well as engineering and automotive; signficant editing and supervisory experience.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Minnesota

Harriet Hodgson, B.S., M.A.

Rochester

Children's health, caregiving, dementia, anticipatory grief, post-death grief

Bio | Résumé | Website

Maryn McKenna

Minneapolis

Public health, global health, infectious disease, epidemiology, medical narrative

Bio | Résumé | Website | Blog | Clips

Sarah Moran

Minneapolis

General health and wellness, prevention, nutrition, fitness, environmental health, pregnancy, alternative and complementary medicine and holistic health.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Kay Schwebke, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.

St. Paul

Investigative health stories, health quality, public health, consumer health

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Kathlyn Stone

St. Paul

Neurology, medical physics, conference coverage, health and science policy

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

Missouri

Lola Butcher

Springfield

Health care business and policy; Medicare policy

Bio | Résumé |
Website

Jeanne Erdmann

Wentzville

Erdmann writes features, news, and narrative. Her stories cover immunology, neuroscience, cancer, genetics, and technology.

Bio | Résumé

David L. Fortney

Kirksville

Consumer health and wellness, safety, health care business, human interest stories and profiles, medical narrative, hospital and medical history, custom publications, international and public health, environmental issues, mental health

Bio

Tammy Worth

Kansas City

Consumer health, business, policy, social determinants

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

New Jersey

Cornelia (Nikki) Kean

Montclair

Gastroenterology, oncology, psychiatry, surgery, pharmacy practice, pediatrics and aging issues

Bio | Résumé |
Clips

Gale Maleskey, M.S., R.D.

Bridgewater

Integrative/preventive medicine, nutrition, women's health, health coaching, aging, weight loss, medical consumerism, nutritional
supplements

Bio | Résumé | Website

Jennifer Maybin, M.A., E.L.S.

Branchburg

General health and wellness, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pain management, nursing, menopause, dementia, geriatric health and aging, assisted living, Medicare

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Jennifer Ringler

Woodbridge, N.J.

Writing & proofreading B2B, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, executive profiles, healthcare organization/group profiles/interviews, report/data summaries, features, human interest profiles, healthcare marketing/advertising articles, health and wellness, healthcare/marketing/leadership book reviews, and newsletter/blog pieces, for consumer and business publications.

 

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clip

Ann Roberts Brice

Morristown, N.J.

Feature articles and news stories on the business of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Topics include: evolving US health care policies. FDA prescription drug approvals and withdrawals. Generic drugs and biosimilars. OTC switch products and dietary supplements. Company R&D pipelines and clinical trials. Industry lawsuits. Medical research breakthroughs. Company financial results. Profiles of emerging biotech firms.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Christina Hernandez Sherwood

Collingswood

General health and wellness, communities of color and health, health disparities, senior health, women’s health, medical technology and innovation, diabetes, nutrition and food

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

New Mexico

Bryant Furlow

Albuquerque

Health care policy and legislation, cancer research, public health and epidemiology, international health issues, investigative journalism

Bio | Résumé | Clips

New York

Rita Baron-Faust

New York City

Women’s health issues, aging issues, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune diseases, mental health (depression, anxiety, etc), cardiovascular diseases, breast cancer, cancer/oncology, culture and health, sexuality

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

Katherine Eban

Brooklyn

Investigative, Homeland security/bio-terror, Public health, Drug safety, Pharmaceutical supply chain: counterfeiting, diversion, parallel trade

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

Kristen Georgi, DMH(c), MA/MAT

New York City

Journal articles and news items on pain medicine, complementary medicine, imaging, mental health, health and wellness. B2B healthcare industry reports, white papers, slide decks, newsletters, press releases, blogs.

 

Martica Heaner, Ph.D.

New York City

Nutrition, fitness, weight loss and all health

Bio |
Website | Clips

June M. Lay, M.S.

New York City

Health/medical topics, medical research, fitness/exercise, nutrition, weight management, women’s health

Bio | Website |
Clips

David Levine

New York City

Mental health, neuroscience, oncology, sleep disorders, pharmaceuticals, alternative medicine

WebsiteRésumé | Clips:

Irene S. Levine, Ph.D.

Chappaqua

Mental health, mental illness, relationships, aging, women, travel health

Bio | Website

Heather Lindsey

New York City

Oncology, palliative and end-of-life care, audiology, cardiology, otolaryngology, neurology, nephrology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, nutrition, fitness, complementary medicine, health policy, reimbursement, medical coding and electronic health records

Bio | Resume | Website

Jordan Alexandra Lite

New York City

Consumer health (news and features), public health medicine and policy including HIV/AIDS, infectious disease and reproductive health, mental health, alternative medicine, environmental health, bioethics, opinion.

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

Yael L. Maxwell

New York City 

Interventional cardiology, general medicine/health, FDA/CMS news, fitness, conference reporting, on-camera interviewing 

Bio | Résumé Website

Carol Milano

Brooklyn

Careers in health and science; occupational health; practice management; complementary/alternative medicine; environmental health

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

Laura Newman

New York City

Newsletters, feature stories, profiles, oncology, evidence based medicine, urology, imaging, clinical outcomes research, practice guidelines, Medicare, public policy

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Cynthia Ramnarace

 New York City

Caregiving, eldercare, Long-term care, end-of-life care, dementia, women’s health, children’s health, pregnancy, narrative, investigative, profiles

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips 

Barbara Sadick

 New York City

Consumer health and medical articles, health study interpretation, articles on the patient experience, features, news, obesity

Bio | Résumé | Clips 

Devon Schuyler

New York City

Evidence-based medicine, consumer health, trade publications, women’s health, geriatrics, cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, ophthalmology, and oncology

Bio | Résumé | Website

Liz Seegert

Little Neck

Issue and policy concerns range from health disparities to health literacy to e-health.

Bio | Résumé | Website

Maia Szalavitz

New York City

Neuroscience, addictions, psychology, brain and behavior, health.

Bio | Résumé | Clips

Paul Raeburn

New York City

Families, psychology, psychiatry, science, genomics, medicine, health policy.

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

Celia Slom Vimont

New York City

Consumer health, medicine, research, translating complex medical topics into easy-to-understand consumer content.

Bio

Jessica Wapner

New York City

Biomedical issues, cancer research and treatment, gastrointestinal and liver diseases, the ethics and economics of health care, human interest stories, complementary medicine

Bio | Résumé |
Website

Arlene Weintraub

New York City

Health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medicine, aging

Bio | Résumé | Website

Irene Wielawski

Pound Ridge

Health care policy and financing, barriers to medical care among the poor and uninsured, health system reform, medical science

Bio | Résumé |
Website

Sibyl Wilmont, B.S.N., R.N.

   

Website | Twitter

North Carolina

John Suddath

Raleigh

Eldercare, long-term care

Bio | Website | Clips

Ohio

Eileen Beal

Cleveland/Northeast Ohio

Geriatrics/aging issues; eldercare; long-term care issues (including financing); chronic disease management; consumer health/wellness; integrataive/holistic medicine; medical education (all levels), healthcare technology; the “business” of healthcare, the “business” of eldercare; doctor/patient relationships.

Bio | Résumé | Clips

Oregon

Andrew Holtz, M.P.H.

Portland

Public health, social determinants, medical research, health literacy

Bio | Résumé |
Website

Christen McCurdy

Portland

Health policy, social determinants of health, patient stories, workforce issues, reproductive health, disability issues

Bio | Résumé | Clips | Website

Rhonda Morin

Portland

Health care public policy, reform, delivery, profiles, human interest stories, the business of health care, health disparities, reproductive health, Medicare, Medicaid, medical care barriers, medical research, emergency medicine, wilderness rescue medicine

Bio | Website | Clips

Pennsylvania

Richard M. Kirkner

Phoenixville

General and vascular surgery, bariatric surgery, colon, esophageal and breast cancers, eye care, health economics and medical practice management.

Bio | Resume | Website

Eleanor Mayfield

Pittsburgh

Biomedical research, cancer (clinical trials, treatment, prevention), cardiovascular health, child health, clinical trials, diabetes, health, medicine, medical treatment, HIV/AIDS, women’s health

Bio | Resume | Website | Clips

Bob Mitchell

King of Prussia

Currently, serving as contract moderator for Modern Healthcare. Previously, served as managing editor of ADVANCE for Health Information Executives, covering health information technology and management topics for the CIO audience.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Eric T. Rosenthal

Wynnewood

Issues and controversies in oncology; social history of cancer; appropriate and effective communication of medical information to the public; medicine and the media; medical consumerism

Bio | Résumé | Clips

Robin Warshaw

Glenside

Medicine and medical research, women’s health, cancer research and treatment, breast cancer, neuroscience, consumer health and wellness, patient experience, quality of life, rape, higher education, social issues, profiles, ghostwriting.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

David Woods

Philadelphia

Health policy, communications, editorial

Bio | Website

Tennessee

Salynn Boyles

Nashville

All health/medical topics; have written extensively about cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, alternative treatments, weight loss, and nutrition

Résumé | Clips

Texas

Laura Beil

Dallas

Consumer health, medicine, science, health policy, narrative

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Elizabeth Hanes

Houston

Alzheimer’s disease/dementias, family caregiving, general surgery, cosmetic surgery, aging, general health and wellness, health conditions, medical technology, nursing, mental health

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Charlotte Huff

Dallas/Fort Worth

Medicine, science, psychology, business of health, health insurance, doctor-patient interactions

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

Virginia

Debra L. Gordon, M.S.

Williamsburg

Healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act, accountable care organizations, patient-centered healthcare, patient empowerment, mHealth, health information technology, managed care, clinical topics (variety of therapeutic areas)

Bio | Résumé | ClipsWebsite

Stacy Lu 

Falls Church

Public health and development; maternal/neonatal health; toxicology; mind-body medicine; mental health; climate change as it affects health; health care technology and business; diabetes; nutrition; wellness.

Bio | Résumé | Website

Washington

Megan Clark Seattle

Health/Medical topics: consumer health, biomedical research, bioengineering and clinical research.

Bio | Résumé |
Clips

Sally James

Seattle

Genetics and cancer, biotechnology, neuroscience of learning, consumer health, vaccines

Bio | Résumé |
Website | Clips

Diane Mapes

Seattle

General health, cosmetic trends, behavior / mental health issues, unusual body phenomenon, and health-related product reviews

Bio | Website | Clips

Harris Meyer

Yakima

Health politics, policy and business; health insurance; comparative effectiveness research; hospital and physician organizations; patient-centered medical homes; physician-assisted dying; Medicaid and long-term care

Bio | Résumé |
Clips

Carol Smith

Seattle

Medical research, biotechnology, mental health, veteran's health affairs, consumer health, occupational health, neurology, aging, environmental health, genomics, public health, science literacy

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

Washington, D.C.

(see District of Columbia)

Wisconsin

Lin Grensing-Pophal

Chippewa Falls

Human resources, employee relations/communications, social media, crisis management, the Baldrige award process.

Bio | Résumé | Website | Clips

 

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