I am a writer and editor for global health nonprofits, including foundations and major academic medical centers.
With a journalism background and a master’s degree in public health, I educate consumer, clinical, academic, and donor audiences by showcasing individuals, organizations, and initiatives that protect and advance health.
I started writing about health for women’s magazines and daily newspapers during the mid-1980s, just as the fitness boom was exploding. My initial interest in exercise and diet deepened and, gradually, I began writing about eating disorders and depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexually transmitted infections, premature birth, and HIV/AIDS.
The more I wrote about these and other health conditions, the more curious I became about the factors associated with their cause and prevention. My curiosity brought me to the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where I earned my degree. For the past 20 years, I have been combining my journalistic skills and public health expertise to write and edit materials about the health of individuals and communities.
Whether I’m profiling a program for a hospital website or introducing an initiative for a foundation magazine, I capture the human angle that brings critical health issues home.
I work from concept to completion, producing blogs and other Web content, white papers, brochures, newsletters, magazine articles, book chapters, monographs, annual reports, fact sheets, press releases, and op-eds.
Having written for consumer, medical, and academic audiences, I am a pro at transforming technical, clinical-speak into text that is clear, crisp, and compelling. I create materials that are literacy–appropriate, culturally relevant, and geared to the reader-audience.
With my newsroom-training, I can:
- thrive under pressure
- collaborate easily
- work well alone
- grab any chance to brainstorm
- respect deadlines and budgets
My heavy editing hand was often idle on Andrea’s stories—they were that good right from the first draft. —Donna Moriarty, MPH, Director for College Relations, College of Mount Saint Vincent