Healthcare & Life Sciences Experience
I have been writing about health issues since taking my first job out of graduate school--writing grants for a nonprofit cardiovascular research facility. I was recruited to join PR agency Publicis Dialog (now MSLGroup) particularly because of my experiences writing effectively about medical research and healthcare issues. At Publicis, I helped launch soma.com, the nation's first full-service online pharmacy and drug-fulfillment center, which CVS acquired six months after launching and today is the leading provider of online prescriptions fulfillment in the country. More recently, I've been working in a freelance capacity for health organizations like Banner|Aetna (via the healthcare communications agency Activate Health), Teladoc Health, and HealthQuest. Other content I've developed was designed to educate and influence decision-makers at healthcare entities or life sciences companies like Pfizer, Novartis, and Medtronic on behalf of law firms. Either way, I find healthcare issues and the evolution of health technology, such as the automated patient engagement solution developed by Intrado HouseCalls, fascinating and embrace opportunities to tell health-related stories.