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

Allison Bush

Allison Bush is a former HealthCentral editor who covered a wide range of health topics.

Allison Janse
Patient Expert

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Allergies, Asthma, and Cold & Flu.

Allison Tsai

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as an editor and producer for Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer, and Sleep Disorders.

Alvin Hopkinson
Patient Expert

Alvin wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for High Blood Pressure.

Amber Katz
Health Writer

Amber Katz is a beauty writer and brand consultant with 13 years’ experience in the industry.

Amber Wallace Ogle
Amber Wallace Ogle
Health Advocate

Amber Wallace Ogle is a YouTuber and Crohn's disease advocate. She wants individuals living with IBD to know that they aren't defined by their condition. Amber uses positivity and faith to show others that they too can live a full life with IBD.

Amir Marvasti
Amir Marvasti, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Amir Marvasti is a cataract, cornea, and refractive surgeon in California.

Amit M. Shelat, DO, MPA, FACP
Medical Reviewer

Attending Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, New York. Medical reviewer for VeriMed Healthcare Network.

Amy Gurowitz
Patient Expert

Amy wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).