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Meet Our Contributors

No one understands what you’re going through with your health better than someone who has already walked in your shoes. Our HealthCentral community of patient advocates, medical experts, and professional health journalists helps you navigate the days, months, and years after diagnosis with answers to questions that can improve your quality of life. We believe that intimate, revealing personal stories can inspire positive, sometimes lifesaving health changes: at home, at the doctor’s office, at work, and in our communities. From autoimmune conditions to heart health, cancer survivorship to caregiving, we’ve been there, we’ve lived it, and we’re ready to help you.

We welcome personal stories, insights, and original reporting about life with chronic health conditions. Explore the conditions and topics that we cover, then introduce yourself at HealthCentralEditors@RemedyHealthMedia.com

Cindy Haines, M.D.
Health Professional
Cindy Uken
Health Writer
Claire Gillespie
Health Writer

Claire Gillespie writes about mental health, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and IBS for HealthCentral.

Cody Sklar
Patient Expert
Colin A. McCannel, M.D.

Colin A. McCannel, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.C., is professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, and medical director of UCLA’s Stein Eye Center–Santa Monica.

Colleen Travers
Colleen Travers
Health Writer

Colleen Travers is a writer, editor, and digital content strategist with over a decade of experience in the health, wellness, and fitness industries.

Constance Pietrzak, M.D.
Health Professional
Corinna Cornejo
Patient Advocate

Corinna Cornejo is a Latina, diabetes patient advocate, and patient-centered health and healthcare content writer.