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

Bethany Hoffman
Senior Editor

Bethany Hoffman is a Senior Editor for HealthCentral’s Cancer beat. She has written about health for universities, nonprofit organizations, and several federal agencies, including NIH, CDC, FDA, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Bethany Kandel
Health Writer

Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

Beth Brophy
Patient Expert
Beth Howard
Patient Expert
Beth Irvine
Patient Expert
Beth McNamara
Patient Expert
Bev Lucas
Bhavika Amin
Bhavika Amin, FNP
Medical Reviewer

Bhavika Amin, BSN, MSN, FNP is a board-certified nurse practitioner with over ten years of clinical experience at Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Northern Virginia.