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Experienced Medical and Healthcare Writer

About Me

Dynamic and professional writer with six years of experience specializing in high-quality and engaging medical and healthcare content including articles, blogs, website content, and academic research papers. l have worked for over 20 years as a clinical microbiologist in large academic teaching centers and apply my clinical expertise to every project I accept. I also provide academic coaching services to MBA and master’s and doctoral level nursing students and assist them through the process of writing and editing their dissertations. 

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness

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Science & Medicine

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My Writing Samples

Are Washing Machines a Reservoir for Multidrug Resistant Pathogens?

Multidrug-resistant bacteria are frequently found in hospitals and long-term nursing facilities, causing one of the largest public health concerns worldwide. Reservoirs for these pathogens include surfaces of sinks, faucets, showers, toilets, and bathtubs; however, washing machines and clothing are not routinely assessed for the presence of these microorganisms.


What Are the Risks of Consuming Energy Drinks in Large Quantities in Young Healthy Individuals?

Energy drinks have large amounts of sugar, caffeine, and legal stimulants, including guarana, L-carnitine, and taurine that negatively impact the nervous system. These drinks are popular with adolescents and young adults because of the energy boost they get from them. While they increase alertness, energy, and attention span, they also cause a rise in heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate.


Is It Possible to Get A Tapeworm By Eating Sushi?

The fish tapeworm is the largest tapeworm (reaching lengths of 30 feet) that infects humans and is found mainly in northern countries such as the U.S., Canada, and northern Europe.



Freelance Writer

• Concurrently manage numerous projects with strict deadlines. • Perform meticulous research and literature reviews utilizing databases including PubMed, JSTOR, CINAHL, and Google Scholar. • Adhere to and meet all guidelines requested by the client. • Identify target audience and make recommendations to the client regarding the best approach to take to reach the greatest number of readers.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 1/2016 until now

Freelance Academic Writing Coach

• Provide writing instruction to MBA and advanced practice nursing students concerning the organization and preparation of their academic papers, theses, and dissertations. • Guide students through the task of writing a clear, engaging, and factually correct research paper. • Edit to ensure compliance with formatting guidelines and professors’ expectations. • Provide support throughout the entire process and prepare them to present their final work to the faculty.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 1/2020 until now

Freelance Writer

• Researched and critiqued trending medical and scientific peer-reviewed articles. • Wrote short-and-long form articles. • Wrote monthly blog content on virtual conferences and webinars conducted by the organization.

Company: LabRoots

I worked there from 1/2017 until 1/2019

Freelance Writer

• Curated and created engaging blog content related to gastrointestinal disorders. • Ensured that blog content was written in a patient-friendly manner and targeted patients with limited health literacy. • Content provided educational information that encouraged patients and family members to ask questions when seeing their physician. • Developed physician biographies.

Company: Digestive Health Associates of Texas

I worked there from 1/2017 until 1/2018

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

ASCP certified medical technologist with over 20 years of experience working in clinical microbiology. • Performed low to high complexity tests according to lab policies and protocols. • Operated and maintained laboratory instruments. • Performed required quality control, investigated outliers, and applied corrective actions. • Conducted validation studies for new instruments.

Company: Christiana Care Health System, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University Hosp

I worked there from 9/1988 until 8/2009

Content I Write


Quality work!

Dena is a skilled writer and delivers quality work every single time. She is super responsive, easy to get ahold of, and has helped me in a pinch too many times to count. I would recommend her a million times over.

Joeline Ellison BSN, RN