I write about health, aging, boomers, and policy issues with an emphasis on lifestyle, prevention, and social factors. This approach helps readers to better understand how clinical breakthroughs, legislation, technology, and even social media impact health and well-being.
My work has appeared in numerous print, video, and online media, including
- The Guardian
- Kaiser Health News
- The Atlantic.com
- Consumer Reports
- HealthCetera (formerly HealthStyles) Radio
- Connecticut Health I-Team (nationally syndicated)
- Home Care Technology Report
- Woman Magazine
- New America Media
- Covering Health
- HealthWorks Collective
- Discovery Education
I am lead author of articles in the Journal of Healthcare Information Management on patient-centered medical homes and in Practical Diabetology on sleep apnea. Find out more about my editorial capabilities here.
As a Senior Fellow at the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York, I report on myriad health issues, but primarily focus on aging, women’s health, and health technology. I teach several media studies and communication courses for SUNY Empire State College.
My background includes reporting and producing jobs in radio and television news and stints in the corporate and non-profit health worlds. I’ve been an independent journalist/writer since 1995, reporting for print, broadcast and digital media outlets.
Professional affiliations include the Association of Healthcare Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, Journalism and Women’s Symposium, and the Press Club of Long Island. I also sit on the Board of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island and volunteer with several local community organizations.
I hold a Master’s in Social Policy, healthcare concentration, from Empire State College and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.