Mandy Morgan

Patient Expert

Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

She also serves on the board of directors for Girls With Guts, a non-profit organization that supports women with IBD and/or ostomies.

Mandy is also a cat mom and is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. She enjoys weightlifting and staying as active as she can.

Conditions Covered:Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Latest by Mandy Morgan

IBD: 3 Women Share Stories About Applying for Disability

HealthCentral spoke with three women who successfully applied for Social Security insurance benefits about their experiences and advice for others.

How I Overcame 5 Ulcerative Colitis Insecurities

Living with a chronic condition like IBD can leave you with deep insecurities. Here’s how Mandy dealt with hers.

How to Apply for Disability When You Have IBD

If you can't work because of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, applying for Social Security disability benefits could help improve your life. Here are the steps you need to take.

Top 5 IBD Organizations You Should Know

No matter where you are in your journey with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, these organizations can help you get involved and feel supported.

10 Myths About Living With Ulcerative Colitis

With so much information out there about UC, online and off, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction.

Diets I’ve Tried With Ulcerative Colitis

Mandy shares her UC diet journey, including the diets and nutrition plans that have (and haven’t) worked for her.

Create a Food and Symptom Diary for Ulcerative Colitis

Struggling to manage your IBD? Keeping a diary may help you get on track — and stay there.

Rectovaginal Fistulas and Crohn's Disease

RV fistulas are a possible symptom of Crohn’s in women. Learn about symptoms and treatment options.

How to Make 'SMART' Goals for IBD

“Achieve remission” is a common goal, but it can be daunting because of how broad it is. Learn how to break it down here.

A Patient's Reaction to New Ulcerative Colitis Research

A woman living with UC reacts to recent survey results about what it’s like to live with the condition.