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Kelly Burch



Health Writing, Mental Health Writing, Sexual Health, Wellness Writing


Boston University, College of Communications


Quality health journalism can make abstract and complicated topics accessible to everyone. That, in turn, can have a real impact on people's health and well-being. I'm happy to be a part of that process in any way I can.

— Kelly Burch


Kelly Burch is a New Hampshire-based freelance journalist who has written about health-related topics for more than 10 years. She's passionate about taking on taboo health topics ranging from mental health to sexual health, and providing reliable, science-based information in a way that is comprehensive and easy to understand. Kelly recognizes that health topics go beyond just medical well-being, and also touch on social, emotional and relationship health. Kelly's health-related coverage has appeared in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Vice and more. In addition to her journalism, Kelly works with research and teaching hospitals to break down their innovations in a way that is accurate yet easy to understand. When she's not behind the computer, Kelly enjoys exploring the New Hampshire wilderness on foot or in her kayak.


Kelly received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Boston 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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