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

Angela Pupino

Angela Pupino is an editorial intern at and an M.S. in public policy student at Carnegie Mellon University.

Anita Hubbard
Patient Expert

Anita Hubbard is a mother, wife, and thyroid cancer survivor. Through her experience with thyroid cancer she founded the Love Your Thyroid Foundation.

Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Anitha Shrikhande is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and fellowship trained in Allergy and Immunology from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Anna Legassie
Patient Expert
Ann Bartlett
Patient Expert
Anne Marie Lennon, M.D.

Anne Marie Lennon, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPI, FASGE, is the Director of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Clinic and an attending gastroenterologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Anne Mitchell
Patient Expert
Anne Windermere
Patient Advocate

Anne Windermere was a longtime HealthCentral community membrer who shared valuable insights from her experience living with multiple chronic health conditions under the pen name "Merely Me."