Health and medical journalism

Inside Surgery

For two years as director of surgery communications at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, I wrote, edited, and managed print production of this biannual magazine, and then adapted content across multiple  platforms (Web, digital signs, and social media). Our audience included hospital leaders, faculty, alumni, prospects, and donors. You can read some stories here.


Harvard Mental Health Letter

For four years, I wrote and managed print production of The eight-page Harvard Mental Health Letter, a monthly newsletter published by Harvard Health Publications (a for-profit consumer health division of Harvard Medical School). As the communications industry changed, I also wrote blog posts and worked with our digital production team to adapt and supplement articles that appeared in the newsletter with online content such as slide shows, videos, and resource centers.


Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

Annual Report on Prostate Diseases

I also edited Harvard’s Annual Report on Prostate Diseases, a premium subscription publication written for educated consumers. The publication’s goal is to provide multiple perspectives–from patients as well as physicians–about how best to treat prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostatitis, as well as related conditions such as erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels. I also launched an earlier version of this publication, Perspectives on Prostate Disease, which won a 2007 Harvard Medical School Team Award.



Special Health Reports

Special health reports

While at Harvard, I have written and edited a variety of special health reports (in-depth white papers on various health topics). These include:

  • A Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The Aging Eye
  • Diabetes: A Plan for Living
  • Foot Care Basics
  • Preventing and Treating Kidney Disease
  • Healthy Eating for the Heart



I have ghostwritten three books on health and contributed to a fourth: