Lana Bandoim is a science writer and editor with more than a decade of experience covering complex health topics. Her work has been published in Forbes, Healthline, Yahoo News, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, The Week Magazine, and many other publications. Additionally, she has edited medical content for Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, Elsevier, Cedars-Sinai, and more. Lana has also been a judge for the Scholastic Writing Awards from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and has been nominated for a Best Shortform Science Writing award.
Lana has a Bachelor of Science degree from Butler University and graduated summa cum laude with a double major in biology and chemistry.
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