Nancy Groves is an Atlanta-based independent journalist. Freelancing for over 20 years, she has written about various aspects of healthcare for consumers, medical professionals, and business audiences. She is a contributing editor for Ophthalmology Times and Optometry Times, and her work has also appeared in sister publications for dermatology, cosmetic surgery, urology, and drug topics and formulary. She has written health-related articles for the Atlanta Business Chronicle and written or ghostwritten pieces for publications such as Healthcare Financial Management, Physician’s Practice Digest, and Unique Opportunities. Her background also includes copy on topics such as hospital-physician relations, recruitment, women’s health, mental health, and sleep disorders. For several years, she was a contract writer at the American Cancer Society’s national office, preparing articles on cancer research for in-house and consumer audiences. Nancy also contributed a chapter on eating disorders to a women’s health guide and several sections of a medical office management handbook and wrote a series of online consumer guides to common health conditions. She has provided conference coverage at major medical and public health meetings. In addition, she has been a notetaker at numerous meetings for groups within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before becoming a freelancer, she was a newsletter editor for a medical publishing company, worked as a writer for a multi-hospital system, and held news and feature writing jobs at several newspapers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in information design and communication from Southern Polytechnic State University.
Ophthalmology, optometry, cancer, public health, general health and wellness, conference coverage, notetaking
Recent AHCJ training
Health Journalism 2011 | Health Journalism 2012 | Health Journalism 2016 | Health Journalism 2017