Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW

Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW

Social Worker


Lupus, Social Work


Columbia University, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Chadron State College, City University of New York, Hunter College



Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering lupus. She is a social worker and author. Formerly, Jessica was the director of social services for the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and was the author of the foundation's monthly column about coping with lupus.


Jessica has an MS in social work from Columbia University.

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