Loren DeVito

Medical Writer


Neurology, Psychiatry and Plant-Based Medicine.


Cornell University


There are two things I hold dearly—science and the written word. And education is where these come together.

— Loren DeVito


Loren DeVito, PhD, is a science journalist whose work has been published by different media outlets. She greatly enjoys translating complicated science into digestible content that can be understood by everyone, from healthcare professionals to patients. Loren has also worked as a medical writer for nearly 10 years, covering cardiovascular conditions to cancer to genetic disorders. She is also very interested in complementary and alternative medicine, including cannabis and psychedelics.


Loren DeVito, PhD, has a BA in psychology and cognitive science from Cornell University. She pursued a PhD At Boston University in behavioral neuroscience where her research focused on learning and memory, with applications to schizophrenia. She also completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, a prestigious pediatric hospital in Toronto. Her work there focused on Alzheimer's disease, which was supported by a grant awarded by the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

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