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Geisinger Magazine
Sidney Kimmel Medical Coll. Bulletin
Cancer Health
Rutgers Today
The New York Times
Thomas Jefferson Univ. Review
New Choices
The Nation
Working Woman
Ms. Magazine
Philadelphia Magazine
Woman's Day
Philadelphia Inquirer
and others

Center for Health Care Strategies
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Turtle Rock Content (Penn Medicine, RiverMend)
Philips Future Health Index
Big Fish Media (Georgetown U. McCourt School of Public Policy)
NYU Langone Medical Center
NJ Child Placement Advisory Council
Abington Jefferson Health
Dana Foundation
Advantage Learning Technologies
Health Business Communications
Natl. Women's Health Res. Center
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
VCU School of Medicine
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital
Harcourt School Publishers
and more

Writing for Print and Web

Peers Help People with Substance Use Disorders Move Toward Recovery
Only someone who's been there knows what it's like to lie in a hospital emergency room, injured or sick, with an underlying substance use disorder. To better reach those patients and connect them to treatment, an innovative approach adopted by a group of hospitals and healthcare agencies in western Pennsylvania uses peer navigators who themselves are in recovery. The results have been impressive. Program profile written for website of the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., a research policy organization.

When the Target of Bias is the Doctor
"We would like a white doctor, please," said the parent of a pediatric patient to an African American physician. Discrimination and overt bigotry from patients is not often discussed among doctors or in medical school, yet many physicians experience it. In May 2018, my article won the ASJA Award for an article in a trade publication, AAMCNews (Assoc. of American Medical Colleges). It also received the most clicks in 2017 for the diversity category of the AAMCNews website.

MyCode: Revealing the links between our genes and our health
With 115,000+ patients enrolled so far and 50,000+ DNA samples sequenced, this Geisinger project is one of the largest of its kind globally. MyCode now is returning results to patients with one of 76 genetic changes that increase risk for 27 conditions, including breast cancer, colon cancer and cardiomyopathy. Cover story for Geisinger Magazine.

Contributing Writer - Nonprofit Organization
News, treatment and survivorship content, profiles, newsletter stories, patient/survivor education guides for Living Beyond Breast Cancer (, a national education and support organization.

Many Voices, Better Care
Diversity programs at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University enrich medical education and improve care throughout the region. For the SKMC Bulletin.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Orgasm
Article on ground-breaking research by neuroscientist and psychologist who specializes in studying brain activity during sexual response. For neuroscience website of Rutgers-Newark.

After Pediatrics: Innovative clinic for young adults with complex conditions
When young people with complex medical conditions acquired at birth or in childhood reach 18, they must leave pediatric care. Yet many adult health providers are unfamiliar with treating their conditions and care can be fragmented at best. A special Geisinger clinic provides coordinated care for these young adults. For Geisinger magazine.

Priming the Medical School Pipeline in Minority, Rural and Underserved Communities
Pipeline programs from medical schools now broadening to reach middle-school students and teenagers. For AAMCNews.

Eating Healthfully During Stressful Times
Stress may cause you to reach for high-fat or sugary foods. A look at how to beat emotional eating. Feature article for WebMD.

I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape
The landmark book that brought to light the truth about rape--that it occurs most often between people who know each other. "Based on first-person accounts, scholarly studies and data from a nationwide survey...freelance journalist Warshaw draws a devastating portrait..." ~Publishers Weekly. Literary Guild alternate; on several "Best Books" lists. In 2015, Korean edition published.