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.

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).

Amy Hendel, P.A.
Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.

Amy Keller Laird
Amy Keller Laird
Senior Vice President, Brand & Audience Development

Amy works closely with editorial, social media, SEO, analytics and across various Remedy departments to transform content, drive audience growth and build distinctive health brands that are recognized for their excellence and style.