Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN, Editor

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter at Judi@judithebbert.

How Do Stem Cell Transplants Work?

Stem cells are uniquely special cells and a stem cell transplant is a medical procedure to help or cure people suffering from certain types of cancer.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Beyond Hives: Chronic Neuropathic Itching

Credit: Thinkstock Most of us view pain as the worst kind of suffering. We rarely think of chronic itching as a terrible way to suffer, at least not until we experience it. We have pain scales to measure intensity, but not itch scales. If we did, peo...
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

The Future of Smart Contact Lenses

Credit: Thinkstock Five years from now, when you ask someone if they wear contact lenses, they might reply “Yes, and they’re my portal to the internet — and with that last blink I took your picture.” You likely have heard about “smart” contact lenses ...
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

When Good Goes Bad: The Mystery of HDL

Credit: Thinkstock We’ve come to know high-density lipoproteins (HDL) as the cholesterol “good guys” who get rid of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) “bad guys.” The LDL bad guys earned their nickname from collecting on arterial walls, forming deposi...
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

How Statins Stave Off Bad LDL

Statins are the traditional drug of choice to lower low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, also known as “bad” cholesterol.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

The Latest Medications to Lower LDL

Today’s drug research is informed by genomic advances that are contributing to the creation of personalized therapies for many disorders, including high LDL,
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN