HealthGate's Editorial Staff
Richard Glickman-Simon, MD
Richard Glickman-Simon is the Medical Director at HealthGate. Dr. Glickman-Simon is board-certified in family medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He oversees the curriculum in complementary and alternative medicine for several graduate programs at the medical school, and he teaches courses in both allopathic and non-allopathic medicine to Tufts undergraduates.
Dr. Glickman-Simon also chairs the Department of Western Biomedicine at the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, MA where he teaches students how to diagnose and treat diseases from a Western biomedical perspective. He previously worked in a primary care practice in the Boston area, providing patients with both conventional care and a variety of complementary medical services.
Dr. Glickman-Simon holds an MD from Tufts and a BA in physics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester.
Jeff Andrews, MD
Jeff Andrews, MD serves as a medical consultant for the HealthGate Editorial Board. Dr. Andrews is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center and serves as the Quality Assurance and Improvement Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Andrews received his undergraduate degree, medical degree and specialty training in OB/Gyn from the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.
Maria Adams MS, MPH, RD
Maria Adams is a Health Writer/Editor at HealthGate. She writes and edits a variety of articles, including Journal Notes and health-related feature articles. Ms. Adams is a registered dietitian with a Master’s degree in nutrition communication and a Master’s degree in public health from Tufts University. She earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition science from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Connecticut. Before joining HealthGate Ms. Adams was a consultant for the public health communications division of Policy Studies Inc, where she worked on school health and hepatitis prevention projects. Ms. Adams also spent three years working as a dietitian and clinical nutrition manager at different hospitals in the New England region. She has written for the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter and Tufts Nutrition Notes.
Krisha McCoy, MS
Krisha McCoy is a Health Writer/Editor at HealthGate. She writes and edits a variety of HealthGate articles, participates in editorial planning, and contributes to a number of content-related HealthGate projects. Ms. McCoy has a Master’s degree in nutrition communication from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston, Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Previously, Ms. McCoy worked as a research assistant for the University of Texas at Houston’s School of Public Health. She has written for the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter and the Nutrition Navigator. Ms. McCoy is a member of the American Medical Writer's Association and the New England chapter of the National Association of Science Writers.
Elizabeth A. Peterson, MFA
Elizabeth Peterson is a Health Writer/Editor at HealthGate. Her primary responsibilities include writing Journal Notes and health-related feature articles, editing incoming freelance articles, and managing HealthGate’s editorial calendar. Ms. Peterson has a Master’s in Fine Arts in writing from Vermont College and a Bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and English from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Before joining HealthGate, Ms. Peterson spent five years working as a freelance medical writer specializing in sales training materials for pharmaceutical sales representatives. She also worked as Chief Medical Writer at Leerink Swann & Company editing financial research on biotech and pharmaceutical companies and as a Senior Medical Writer at eMind.com. Ms. Peterson has been a member of the American Medical Writer’s Association for the past four years and recently attended their annual conference in Miami. She is also a member of the New England Science Writers.
Former EBSCO Publishing Editorial Staff Members
Steven Bratman, MD
Steven Bratman is the former Senior Editor for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at HealthGate. He earned his medical degree from the University of California at Davis. In 1997, he instituted and supervised the research program that led to the creation of Complementary Therapies: Database and associated books. He is also the author or coauthor of more than ten books in the CAM field.
Urmila R. Parlikar, MS
Urmila R. Parlikar is a former HealthGate Managing Editor. In this capacity, Ms. Parlikar has a Master’s degree in science journalism from Boston University’s Science and Medical Journalism Program and a Bachelor’s degree in biology and English from Columbia University’s Barnard College.
Prior to working at HealthGate, Ms. Parlikar worked for Harvard Health Publications, where she wrote for their consumer health newsletters, which include the Harvard Health Letter and the Harvard Women’s Health Watch . She also served as editor of the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide Online . Her writing has been featured in publications including Technology Review and American Health . Ms. Parlikar is a member of the American Medical Writer’s Association and the New England Science Writers.
Robin Brett Parnes, MS, MPH
Robin Brett Parnes is a former Health Writer/Editor for HealthGate. Ms. Parnes has a Master of Public Health degree in health promotion/disease prevention from Boston University and a Master of Science degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She earned her Bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University.
Prior to working at HealthGate, Ms. Parnes worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, contributing to the development of a cardiovascular health statewide action plan. She has also worked at the National Cancer Institute, on the 5 A Day for Better Health program. She currently freelances for howstuffworks.com.
Amy Scholten, MPH
Amy Scholten is a former Health Writer for HealthGate. Ms. Scholten has a Master's degree in public health (health promotion and education) and a Bachelor's degree in nutrition. She has worked as a nutritionist, health educator, health writer and editor, and as a marketing director for hospital and community-based wellness programs.
Karen Schroeder, MS, RD
Karen Schroeder is a part-time Health Writer/Editor for HealthGate. In this position, she tracks the latest health news and writes feature articles on health and nutrition issues. She has also contributed to the company’s animation projects. Ms. Schroeder is a registered dietitian with a Master's degree in nutrition from the Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Medford, Massachusetts. Ms. Schroeder has also received advanced training in nutrition communication. She has taught two semesters as an assistant instructor in writing for first year graduate students in nutrition communication at Tufts.
Ms. Schroeder previously worked as a writer for Nutrition Navigator, a website that rates and reviews nutrition content on the Internet. She has also been the managing editor of Nutrition in Clinical Care , a bimonthly professional journal. She freelances for consumer publications including the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter .
Skye Schulte, MS, MPH
Skye Schulte graduated from the Tufts University School of Medicine (epidemiology/biostatistics and health communication) and Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Ms. Schulte first began working at HealthGate as an editor/writer, and now serves as the Marketing Manager and does HealthGate's monthly health observances newsletter. Ms. Schulte previously worked as the Director of the Lead Action Collaborative, a non-profit organization working to end childhood lead poisoning in Boston, and she has conducted research in a number of areas including bacterial genetics, biochemistry, and communications around bioterrorism. She has written articles for the Journal of Health Communication and The Encyclopedia of Health Behavior.
Ms. Schulte has given presentations on a variety of health and technology topics for national conferences, governmental organizations (like the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and academic institutions (MIT, Yale Medical School). She also gives talks and presentations to health professionals and the public on improving interagency communication, dealing with the media, organizational capacity building, terrorism (biological, chemical, and nuclear), and a variety of other health and nutrition topics.
Diane Voyatzis, MS, RD
Diane Voyatzis is a former Editorial Intern for HealthGate. Ms. Voyatzis is a registered dietitian with a Master's degree in nutrition communication from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor's degree at James Madison University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Virginia Health System.
Previously, Ms. Voyatzis worked for three years as a clinical nutrition specialist at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She has also worked as a freelance writer, contributing to the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter and School Foodservice & Nutrition . In addition, she has written the "Nutrition Matters" column for the Tufts Daily .
Last reviewed April 2004 by HealthGate Executive Management
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