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
Alireza Meysami, M.D.Medical Reviewer
Dr. Meysami is the interim Division head in rheumatology division at Henry Ford Health System and clinical assistant professor of Medicine at Wayne State University.
Alisha BridgesPatient Advocate
Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.
Alison GwinnHealth Writer
Alison Gwinn has written and edited for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Women’s Health, AARP, and O Magazine.
Allen J. Blaivas, D.O.Health Professional
Allen Blaivas, FCCP, DABSM, is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a quadruple board-certified physician practicing in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
Allison Bush is a former HealthCentral editor who covered a wide range of health topics.
Allison JansePatient Expert
Allison wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Allergies, Asthma, and Cold & Flu.
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 HopkinsonPatient Expert
Alvin wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for High Blood Pressure.
Amanda McDonaldHealth Writer
Amanda McDonald is a health writer with a master’s degree from Northwestern University and is also a certified yoga instructor.
Amanda was an editor and graphic designer with HealthCentral.