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.

Mandy is a Social Ambassador for the IBD HealthCentral Facebook page.

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

Latest by Mandy Morgan

9 Common Symptoms of Constipation

It happens to the best of us. Here’s how to know if you have this uncomfortable digestive symptom.

9 Myths About Constipation You Should Know

Most people will deal with constipation at some point, regardless of whether they have a known digestive health condition. Get the facts about this common symptom.

A Letter to My Younger Self, Before IBD Diagnosis

Mandy writes to her prediagnosis self about living with ulcerative colitis (UC) and what she wishes she had known.

3 IBD Advocates Share Their Advice

Want to use your experience with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis to help others? These veteran patient advocates have the tips you need to get started.

IBD vs. IBS: What's the Difference?

While they may be only one letter apart, IBD and IBS are separate conditions. Learn the similarities and differences here.

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.