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
Ayren Jackson-CannadySenior Editor
Ayren Jackson-Cannady is a senior editor for HealthCentral.
Barbara BoughtonHealth Writer
Barbara O'DairHealth Writer
Barbara O'Dair is the former editor in chief of Prevention. She has edited or written for the New York Times, Time, Rolling Stone, Health, AARP, and many other digital and print publications.
Barbara Van TineEditor
Benedict CosgroveHealth Writer
Benedict Cosgrove has been a professional writer and editor, online and off, for three decades.
Bethany HoffmanSenior 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 KandelHealth Writer
Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. She is also a breast cancer survivor.