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

Brian Greenberg
Patient Advocate

Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

Brian LaMoreaux
Brian LaMoreaux, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Brian LaMoreaux is a board-certified internist and rheumatologist working as a medical director at Horizon therapeutics.

Britt J Johnson
Patient Expert
Brooke Abbott
Patient Advocate

Brooke is the creator of the Crazy Creole Mommy Chronicles and IBDMoms. She is a patient advocate who writes about living with ulcerative colitis. She lives in Los Angeles with her son and two dogs.

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Bryan Vartabedian, M.D.
Health Professional
Carin Gorrell
Carin Gorrell
Health Writer

Carin Gorrell is a longtime dedicated health and wellness editor and writer, and former Editor in Chief of Yoga Journal.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular health, GI disorders, food allergies, and weight management.

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.