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.
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.
Summer 2001 Los Angeles Times Science dailies and features
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
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