Chronic pain explained. For any audience.

I have a doctoral education in Neuroscience, a wealth of communication experience, and a passion for sharing science. Whether it’s for scientists or clinicians, patients, students or the public, I can explain complex ideas in simple, customized language that my audience can easily understand.

Education

Ph.D. Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University, 2001. Vollum Institute. Research focus on ion channel physiology of pain-sensing neurons.

RYT-500, Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching and Therapy, 2013. American Viniyoga Institute

B.A. Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, 1995. Minor in English; extensive core sciences coursework.

Selected Writing Experience

2014 Scientific American Feature

2012-2015 Scientific American Mind Feature, “Headlines” news pieces

2012-2015 Pain Research Forum News

2012-2014 Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum News & Future Directions

2008 – present  CHDI Foundation, Inc. Huntington’s Disease research

2005 – 2011 Online updates to Wall & Melzack’s Textbook of Pain, 5th Edition; 2012 Contributor, 6th Edition.

2003-2007 The Journal of Neuroscience. This Week in The Journal

2002 – 2003 Oregon Public Broadcasting. Associate Producer, Rediscovering
Biology: Molecular to Global Perspectives
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Summer 2001 Los Angeles Times Science dailies and features

Teaching Experience

May 2008 – Aug 2010 Washington State University Vancouver. Adjunct Faculty.
Neuroscience 301: Exploring the Brain
Biology 480: Writing in Biology—Science in the News
Biology 407: The Biology of Women
Molecular Bioscience 130: Nutrition for Life

Awards/Memberships

American Society for Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

National Association of Science Writers (NASW)

Society for Neuroscience

2001 American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

1999 University Club Foundation Award, Portland, OR
Curriculum Vitae PDF

 

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