I’ve been a health and medical writer and editor for 10 years. I earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine, master of public health, and master of arts in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During graduate school, I conducted bench research on sulfonamide toxicity and interned with the Pulitzer prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Later, I investigated disease outbreaks, analyzed large datasets, and wrote scientific articles for the Centers Disease Control (Epidemic Intelligence Service) and Wisconsin Department of Public Health.

This rigorous hands-on and classroom training sets me apart from most freelance writers. I don’t rewrite abstracts — I evaluate studies based on premise, design, and clinical applicability, highlighting key points for busy physicians. For patients and families, I craft clear, compassionate messages based on years of experience in the clinic and during outbreak investigations.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which provides ready access to medical meetings. Besides writing, I hike, read, travel internationally, cook, and mentor students. I’m an active member of the American Medical Writers Association and the Association of Health Care Journalists. ~ Dr. Amy Karon ~ amykaron@gmail.com