James Lacy

James Lacy

Fact Checker
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Fact Checker

Expertise

Health Care, Health Science, US and World History, Literature, Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry

Education

Domincan University, Florida State University

Highlights

 My job as a fact checker is to make sure readers are getting the most accurate and appropriate information possible in order to make the most fully informed decisions, in consultation with health professions, as they possibly can."

— James Lacy

Experience

James has extensive experience as a writer, researcher, fact checker, copy editor, and proofreader with a focus on academic, magazine, and digital publishing. His subject expertise is in health science, history, geography, literature, economics, physics, and chemistry.

Education

James received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Florida and a Master of Library Science degree from Dominican University.

Verywell Health Editorial Process

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Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices about your health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from physicians to medical journalists to patients/patient advocates. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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