For people with chronic or serious conditions, the meaning of good health doesn’t fit into one tight little box. Instead, the definition of wellness ebbs and flows along a continuum, shifting with each and every person. At HealthCentral, our goal is to help you create your healthiest life, whatever that means in this moment. Anchored at the intersection of science and connection, we provide a perspective so often missing in health information: the warmth of a friend, the authority of trusted experts, and a clear-eyed understanding of the facts. Through real-life advice, medically vetted articles, and inspirational stories, we help you make informed decisions about your care with confidence—not fear—and with the support of a community that understands your world.
Meet Our Editorial Team
Julia has been covering health, fitness, and wellness as a writer and editor for more than two decades. At HeathCentral, she heads up new content development and produces five newsletters. She is the former Articles Director of Fitness magazine and Deputy Editor at Marie Claire. Savacool’s stories have won the United Nations Friends of the World Food Program Media Award, the NARAL Pro-Choice Media Award, and the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women Humanitarian Award for domestic violence coverage.
Ayren is a senior editor at HealthCentral. She works across categories, specializing in skin health, and oversees several newsletters. Before joining the team, Ayren covered skin and hair health as a beauty editor for several national publications, including Fitness, Suede/Essence, TimeOut NY, and Lucky, and she was the Washington, D.C. editor of the parenting site, RedTri.com. She has written for The New York Times, Health, Allure, WebMD, Self, Real Simple, and more.
Alex coordinates the production of video and multimedia content for HealthCentral and its sister sites, managing everything from recruitment efforts and booking locations to assisting in content creation and editing. Alex holds a master’s degree in communication for producing film and video, and she regularly works on local independent films, helping to create four shorts and six features.
Diane works across brands at Remedy Health Media, producing digital content for its sites and newsletters. Prior to joining the team, she was the editorial director at HealthCommunities.
Jenna joined Remedy Health Media in 2015. She’s responsible for building digital content, performing photo research, and producing e-newsletters across the brands HealthCentral, TheBody/TheBodyPro, and Berkeley Wellness.
Since 2013, Jens has been leading the creation of HealthCentral’s video and rich-media content, which has received multiple awards and nominations from Medical Marketing & Media, American Public Health Association, and the Television, Internet, and Video Association. He began his career in video more than 15 years ago by launching a production company in Colorado, where he produced content for dozens of organizations and brands including Comcast, NBC, and PBS. Jens began focusing on health-focused content in 2010, by serving as Director of Photography across several campaigns for Centura Health Network.
Lauren Paige Kennedy
Lauren assigns and edits articles across HealthCentral’s 90+ condition categories. She's written and/or edited health content for close to 20 years, and she’s interviewed some of the biggest names in Hollywood, music, sports, publishing, and politics—almost always with a health-focused slant. She was a Co-founding Editor of WebMD Magazine, Editor in Chief of Washington Flyer, and Corporate Copy Director of Condé Nast Media Group. Her work has appeared in WebMD Magazine and webmd.com, The Washington Post, USA Today/Weekend, Neurology Now, Brain + Life, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, WWD, Style.com, Washingtonian, Travel + Leisure, Financial Times, and many others.
Nikki has grown alongside HealthCentral since 2014 — coming in as the Community Manager to cultivate relationships with our cherished health advocates, and grew into a social media role that would allow her to touch many more advocates. Along with overseeing HealthCentral's social platforms, Nikki also collaborates across Remedy's network to build out organic social-editorial plans that connect with and guide their communities. She is passionate about health and humankind, and found a home in bringing the two together at Remedy. Prior to HealthCentral, she worked as social media manager and hosted a talk show for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She’s done interviews with philanthropists such as Wayne Gretzky, Carolyn Miles of Save the Children, and internationally recognized philanthropist and author Jerry Panas.
Ryan is a veteran creative of the photography and publishing industries, and he cares deeply about clarity in communication. He has provided visual content direction for a range of publications and media companies, including Vogue and Time Inc., and has contributed human-centered creative direction and strategy to brands seeking social progress, such as Microsoft Philanthropies and General Electric.
As Chief Content Officer, Jo-Ann oversees editorial, audience and brand strategy for HealthCentral. A 20-year veteran of WebMD, Jo-Ann she led the award-winning team at Medscape. She has been involved in creating, editing, producing, and promoting digital health content throughout her entire career. Prior to WebMD, she was a Commissioning Editor for Medical Sciences at Cambridge University Press in New York City and held various editorial, sales and marketing roles in the professional publishing division of Little, Brown and Company in Boston.
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