Nick Blackmer

Nick Blackmer

Fact Checker
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Fact Checker

Expertise

Consumer health and patient education

Education

Boston University, Simmons University

Highlights

Experience

Nick Blackmer began his information-digging career as a library reference assistant, then worked for more than 20 years as a researcher for a print publisher. He’s worked on content spanning the human life cycle, from pregnancy and birth to hospice and palliative care and many points in between.

Education

Nick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Boston University and a Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons University. As a graduate student, he honed his research and fact-checking skills at the reference desk in the undergraduate library.

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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