Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Health Writer

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.

Conditions Covered:Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Head & Neck Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Cancer, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arthritis & Joints

Latest by Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

First Person, Part 2: My Husband's Colon Cancer Worsens, He Enters Hospice

In the second of two parts, Judi Ebbert writes about the end of her husband’s cancer story.

First Person, Part 1: My Husband Had Advanced Colon Cancer

In the first of two parts, Judi Ebbert, who usually writes for HealthCentral about the science of medicine, writes from a personal place: her own story of caregiving for her husband during his colon cancer journey.

Tips For Surviving When Your Spouse Has Advanced Colon Cancer

Stay active, be aware of potential financial issues, and talk to others experiencing the same cancer journey to lessen the anxiety and depression associated with caregiving for a loved one with advanced cancer, Judi counsels. Her husband died of cancer in 2001.

All Things Blue For Colon Cancer Awareness

Sometimes it’s good to “wear your heart on your sleeve,” or your cancer awareness all over your body. Check out these ways to show your colon cancer awareness.

Blood Bond: How One Woman’s Stem Cells Saved Her Brother’s Life

The donor of a life-saving stem cell transplant shares her experience. Learn what it’s like to donate your stem cells.

Blood Bond: When Your Sister's the Stem Cell Match

A leukemia survivor (and grateful brother) shares the story of how his sister’s stem cells saved his life. Learn what it feels like to receive a stem cell transplant.

Common Complications After Head and Neck Cancer

Treatment for head and neck cancer can leave survivors with an array of challenges. Luckily, there are guidelines in place to help you deal with them.

Head and Neck Cancer Recurrence: Stats and Symptoms

Get important facts about head and neck cancer recurrence and learn the signs to watch for.

Make the Right Moves to Maintain Mobility With AS

Ankylosing spondylitis patients can improve flexibility from posture and the pool.

Cardio-Oncology: Heart-Smart Cancer Care

Find out more about cardio-oncology, a specialty that focuses treating and preventing heart complications from cancer treatments.