Editor-in-Charge, Reuters Health
Former medical editor at several hospital systems
Celiac disease expert
Nancy Ehrlich Lapid is a former writer for Verywell Health covering celiac disease. She has written and edited for Stevens Institute of Technology, Research Institute of America, Scientific American, New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, and Reuters Health Information Services, Inc. She has been a freelance editor at a variety of institutions, including Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital (Boston), New York University Medical Center, Rabin Medical Center, the New York State Department of Health, Maimonides Medical Center, Hokkaido University, Westchester Medical Center, and the Cleveland Clinic.
Nancy is co-author (with Patricia A. Sheiner, MD) of a chapter titled, "Data presentation: how to write and submit abstracts and papers," which appeared in a textbook called Surgical Research (Wilmore DW, Souba WW, Eds. Academic Press, San Diego, 2001). She has given many talks to medical students, residents, and junior medical faculty on the material in this chapter.
Nancy graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a BA in economics. She was a Science Writing Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Wood's Hole, Massachusetts.
When I learned I had celiac disease, I was 41, single, and caring for my sick elderly mother. I sat in a low chair near her bed, reading about the gluten-free diet and trying to hide my tears. I didn't want my mother to see me crying, but really, I was thinking, "My life is over. How can I go on dates if I can't even have a bagel or a pastry or a slice of pizza? How can I travel and go on business dinners? How can I explain all this to my friends? Will anyone ever want to eat with me again? Will I ever get invited to another dinner party?" I was sad and overwhelmed. But here's what happened: With a lot of research and a little creativity, I learned how to do it all while staying safely gluten-free. Now, I am honored to have this opportunity to help you learn about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, whether for yourself, your child, or someone else who is important in your life.
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