Health/Science Writing

Clients have included:

Topics have ranged widely (scroll down for samples below):

  • Biotechnology research and business news
  • Environmental justice
  • Water safety
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Stroke
  • Drug/Medical research
  • Women’s health
  • Diabetes

Platforms and genre have included:

  • Magazine (online and print)
  • Newsletter (online and print)
  • News releases
  • Reports, fact sheets
  • Strategic communication plan
  • Communication audit
  • Staff training in how to interview scientists

Environmental Justice

Public Health Hero

Water Safety

Bridging Troubled Waters


“Help for when talking is tough,” News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) and Charlotte Observer, March 21, 2011, story and photography

“Improving Stroke Survivors’ Ability to Walk,” NC TraCS Institute, April 2012

“Find Virtual Support Online: Tap Into Survivor Support from Your Home Computer,” StrokeSmart Magazine, Fall 2011

 Drug/Medical Research


“Durham’s Cereius Lands $6.75M in Series A, NCBiotech Funding,” NC Biotechnology Center News, July 25, 2018

“Small Qualiber, Big Potential,” NC Biotechnology Center News, September 16, 2011

“A Nano-sized Delivery System Carries a Lethal Payload,” NC TraCS Institute, September 2011

“Should we all contribute DNA to research?” News & Observer, December 13, 2010

“Study Teams with Carolina Data Warehouse to Help Patients with COPD,” NC TraCS Institute; Vital Signs, UNC School of Medicine, April 2012

“More Educated Patients Less Likely to Receive Pain Meds,” NC TraCS Institute, March 2012

“A Virtual Lab Tackles a Real Health Problem,” NC TraCS Institute, February 2012

“Protecting Our Nation’s Drug Supply: How one alumna is working with the FDA to keep our pharmacies safe,” Carolina Pharmacy, Summer 2011

“Chilling out saves brain function: Hibernaid works to bring hypothermia-inducing drug to market,” NC TraCS Institute, February 2011

“Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks: Synereca agent aims to help existing antibiotics battle resistant bugs,” NC TraCS Institute, October 2010

Women’s Health

“What about our daughters? Women’s health begins in childhood,” UNC Health Care, November 2, 2011

“Vulvodynia Sufferers Find Hope,” Med Monthly magazine, Nov. 1, 2011; NC TraCS Institute, November 2011

“Passion, Persistence and Serendipity,” profile of Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Director of UNC’s Perinatal Psychiatry Program

 Public Health

hybernaid_large“Internet search data provide timely, accurate picture of health behavior,” Carolina Public Health magazine, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Spring 2011

“Building a Better System,” profile of Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, division chief for general medicine and clinical epidemiology, UNC School of Medicine

“Activist, Nutritionist Sees Food as Key to Health and Prosperity,” profile of Alice Ammerman, DrPh, RD, director, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention




Meeting summaries and web content for the UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities


“With a Laser Focus on Diabetes Questions,” profile of Beth Mayer-Davis, PhD, UNC diabetes researcher and former president of the American Diabetes Association



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