Freelance Health & Fitness Writer

Does your knee pain actually begin in your hips? How can a cheering crowd hurt, rather than help, your running performance? Could your dentist tell you if you have diabetes? And what’s the most crucial component of any athlete’s recovery routine?


As a freelance health and fitness writer, I’ve searched for the answers to these and other compelling questions in biomechanics labs, the scientific literature, and on snowy, 10-mile runs with exercise physiologists at 8,000 feet of elevation, among other places.


My six years working for medical journals taught me my way around a research paper. I’m fascinated by exercise science and how findings in the lab can help everyday athletes improve their performance, prevent injury, and live healthier lives.


I first moved to Chicago to earn my master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism; once I saw the Lakefront Trail I decided to stay. I’m a contributing editor at Runner’s World magazine, and you can also find my writing in print and online in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, SELF, and in health magazines and newsletters produced by custom publisher StayWell, among other places.


I’m a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Association of Women Journalists-Chicago, as well as on the board of Chicago Science Writers. I’m also certified as a running coach by the Road Runners Club of America and USA Track & Field (Level 1).

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