Anthony Komaroff is the Steven P. Simcox/Patrick A. Clifford/James H. Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Health Publications. He was Director of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for 15 years and is the Founding Editor of Journal Watch, a summary medical information newsletter for physicians published by the Massachusetts Medical Society/New England Journal of Medicine.
A practicing physician, Dr. Komaroff also teaches courses on clinical medicine and clinical research methods at Harvard Medical School. He has served as an advisory board member for the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 200 journal articles and book chapters and of one book. In recognition of his accomplishments, Dr. Komaroff has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
As editor of Harvard Health Publications’ Special Health Reports, Kay Cahill Allison has overseen the development and updating of more than 40 separate reports. Before joining Harvard Health, she created content for a variety of media including newspapers, television, books, radio, and electronic publishing. She is author of the American Medical Association’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health and lead writer for the Children’s Hospital Guide to Your Child’s Health and Development. A former consumer reporter for the Hartford Courant, Connecticut’s largest newspaper, and senior medical editor for Walking Magazine, her writing has also appeared in Consumer Reports on Health, Business Week, the Boston Globe, and aired on National Public Radio, WGBH, Channel 2 in Boston.
Julie Corliss was a Special Health Reports editor for Harvard Health Publications from 2006 to 2011. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She is co-author of Break Through Your Set Point: How to Finally Lose the Weight You Want and Keep it Off. Julie earned a B.A. in biology from Oberlin College and a master’s certificate in science communication from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Annmarie Dadoly has been an editor for Harvard Health Publications’ Special Health Reports since 2000. Before working at HHP, she was the editor of several employee and subscriber publications at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the news editor of a weekly newspaper in Massachusetts. She has received six journalism awards. Annmarie earned her B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross.
Daniel J. DeNoon is executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. He was senior medical writer for WebMD for 14 years. He was founding editor of the newsletter AIDSWeekly and covered the HIV/AIDS pandemic for this and other publications. DeNoon’s work has won a number of journalism awards, including several of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi awards. He has served as a board member of ServeHaiti, a nonprofit group bringing healthcare to a remote region of Haiti. DeNoon is a graduate of Emory University, where he received a BA in psychology and religion.
Nancy Ferrari is a managing editor at Harvard Health Publications and a former editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before joining Harvard Health, Nancy was a writer and editor in the Clinical Publications Program at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She began her work there as a women’s health writer creating patient education materials and then became the manager of the program. Nancy’s writing and editing experience includes work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked at the Journal of Science, Technology, and Human Values and served as editor of a conference proceedings on energy and the environment.
Marc B. Garnick, M.D., is an internationally renowned expert in medical oncology and urologic cancer. A clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, he also maintains an active clinical practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has dedicated his career to the development of new therapies for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Dr. Garnick is the Editor in Chief of HarvardProstateKnowledge.org and Harvard Medical School’s Annual Report on Prostate Diseases, both of which emerged from his keen interest in explaining issues of medical importance to patients and their families to help them make appropriate treatment choices.
Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi is a journalism fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and has been honored by the Associated Press, the American Heart Association, the Wellness Community, and other organizations for outstanding medical reporting. She is most proud of a government proclamation for her efforts to secure health insurance for less fortunate children. Heidi holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from West Virginia University.
Christine Junge was an editor at Harvard Health Publications from 2001 to 2012. Before coming to HHP, she worked in development writing at the Harvard School of Public Health and wrote and edited for Community Newspaper Company. She has also freelanced for many local and national publications, including The Boston Globe. Christine has a B.S. in communications from Boston University, an M.A. in Creative Writing and English Literature from Harvard University’s Extension School, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Lesley University.
Ann MacDonald was the editor of the Harvard Mental Health Letter from October 2007 to January 2012. Before working at HHP, Ann ran her own medical communications business. Previously, she served as eastern regional director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She became interested in mental health after her brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia in the late 1980s. Ann earned a B.A. in politics and women’s studies at Brandeis University.
Michael Craig Miller, M.D. was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter from August 2000 to March 2012. Published monthly, the Harvard Mental Health Letter was read widely by professionals and non-professionals alike. Dr. Miller’s writing on mental health topics has appeared in Newsweek, the Boston Globe and in syndicated articles that appear in newspapers nationwide. He has appeared as a commentator on the Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, ABC News, CNN, and NPR and for media outlets in the Boston area. In practice for more than 30 years, Dr Miller is a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School and on the medical staff at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Daniel Pendick is the executive editor of the Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He has previously served as editor and chief writer for the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Focus On Healthy Aging. Dan earned a master of art’s degree in the history of science and medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1992, and was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 1998-99. He is also a lecturer in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he teaches the next generation of physicians and biomedical researchers how to communicate more effectively with each other and the general public.
Lloyd Resnick was editor of the Harvard Heart Letter from August 2011 to May 2012. Before coming to HHP, LLoyd worked for the Massachusetts Medical Society in various capacities, notably as managing editor of HealthNews. A devoted dog aficionado, Lloyd was once the editor of Whole Dog Journal, a still-going-strong newsletter for dog owners.
Suzanne Rose was the editor of Harvard Health Publications’ Annual Report on Prostate Disease and its predecessor, Perspectives on Prostate Disease, from 2007 to 2011. She also oversaw the related Web site, www.HarvardProstateKnowledge.org. Before working at Harvard, Suzanne was the communications manager in the Development Office at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, writing articles on science and medicine and editing the hospital’s magazine. She earned a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.S. in journalism from Boston University.
Carolyn R. Schatz was the editor of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch from 1999 to May 2012. Before joining HHP, Carolyn developed and produced science and medical stories for NBC News in New York. She received two Television New and Documentary Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for stories on the brain that aired on NBC. She was a 1990-91 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Carolyn has a B.A. in English from Skidmore College, an M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University School of Public Communication, and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Julie Silver, M.D., is the Chief Editor of Books at Harvard Health Publications and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is an award-winning writer who has written many books that focus on healing including After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger and What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope. Her work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The CBS Early Show, The Today Show, Parade, NPR, USA Today, The Boston Globe and Prevention Magazine. Dr. Silver is also the director of an annual 3-day Harvard course that is open to all healthcare providers and others, titled “Publishing Books, Memoirs and Other Creative Nonfiction”. To learn more about Dr. Silver’s work, visit her website at JulieSilverMD.com.
Harvey Simon founded the Harvard Men’s Health Watch in August 1996 and was its editor in chief until retiring in May 2012. Dr. Simon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Health Sciences Technology Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Simon completed his post-graduate training at the National Institutes of Health and the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he provided primary medical care to patients for more than 30 years. Dr. Simon was a founding member of the Harvard Cardiovascular Health Center. He also served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports and was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians.
As author of more than 100 scientific articles and medical textbook chapters, including many on diet and exercise, Dr. Simon has been an active contributor to medical research. He is also committed to medical education, and he was honored to receive the London Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Harvard and MIT.
As the author of many consumer health publications, Dr. Simon is dedicated to informing people about health and medicine. He has written scores of articles for newspapers and magazines ranging from the Boston Globe and Washington Post to Scientific American and Newsweek. He has also authored six health books, including The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health, Staying Well, Conquering Heart Disease, and The No Sweat Exercise Plan. Dr. Simon has received many national awards for his consumer health writing.
P.J. Skerrett is editor of the Harvard Health blog and managing editor for digital publishing at Harvard Health Publications. Before that, he was editor of the Harvard Heart Letter for ten years. Before joining HHP, Pat was senior editor for the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and senior news editor for HealthNews. He is the co-author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Guide to Healthy Eating, The Fertility Diet, and several other books on health and science. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Popular Science magazine, Science magazine, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere. He earned a B.A. in biology from Northwestern University and an M.A. in biology from Washington University in St. Louis.
Holly Strawbridge is the former executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. She has extensive experience writing about heart disease and cardiovascular health for leading cardiac centers, including the Cleveland Clinic and Duke Health. She has served as editor of the Cleveland Clinic Women’s Heart Advisor; coauthored a Cleveland Clinic book on coronary artery disease for Belvoir Media Group, and has contributed articles on cardiovascular health and medicine to various monthly publications for both patient and physician audiences.
Stephanie Watson is the executive editor of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch. Over the past two decades, she has worked as a writer and editor for several leading consumer health publications, including WebMD, A.D.A.M. (MedlinePlus), BabyCenter, Momentum magazine, and Lupus Now magazine. She also served as executive editor for Focus on Healthy Aging, a publication of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Stephanie has written and edited more than two dozen books, including Understanding Obesity: The Genetics of Obesity and Scientific American Critical Perspectives on Pollution. She is a graduate of Boston University, with a degree in Mass Communications and English. Before embarking on her medical writing career, she was a writer/producer for The Travel Channel and Weather.com.
Peter Wehrwein was the editor of the Harvard Health Letter from 1999 to May 2012. Before editing the Health Letter, he was editor of the Harvard Public Health Review and director of development communications at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to working at Harvard, Wehrwein was a reporter for newspapers in Albany, N.Y., Union City, N.J., Brooklyn, N.Y., and Big Lake, Minn. He has written for Newsweek, The Lancet, Managed Care, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Wehrwein was a journalism fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993-94. He earned a B.A. in history from Yale University in 1980.