As a journalist, I specialize in health, nutrition, and wellness, and gravitate towards stories about innovative topics and interesting people. I began my career as a medical research assistant while studying literature as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan; after attending Harvard’s Radcliffe Publishing Course, I took an editing position at Fitness magazine, and later served as a senior editor at Lifetime Television, before striking out on as an independent writer in 2004.

Over the past decade, I’ve written for dozens of publications and websites, including Allure, Cooking Light, Forbes.com, Glamour, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parade, SELF, Shape, WebMD.com, and Women’s Health, as well Arthritis Today, where I served as a contributing editor for six years. I also take on consulting and branded content projects, such as newsletters and mobile apps, for companies like the Cleveland Clinic and WebMD.com. From 2009-2012, I was the co-editor of SvelteGourmand.com, a website dedicated to the intersection of good food and good health. I’m a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Whether I’m covering the anti-inflammatory benefits of massage, why optimists live longer, or the crisis that prompted a top executive to upend her life, I look for the heart of every story—and the most compelling way to convey it to the audience. Some of my recent articles include:

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