Jennifer Leavitt, MS, medical, health, wellness author

Jennifer Leavitt

Writer & Editor, Medicine, Health & Wellness


Clinical research; academic publishing; public health; personal health and wellness


Jennifer Leavitt is a writer and editor in the health, medicine, and wellness space. She has won numerous awards including from the New York Times and the New York Press Association. She has a Master of Science in Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Psychology. She has also received EMT and PCT training previously.

Knowledge is power. My passion is empowering readers with the latest research-based health and medical information.

— Jennifer Leavitt


Jennifer's experience includes working as executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal Oncology; editorial director at Medscape; communications officer at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; and writer, editor, and marketer for many different platforms. Previously, she was a reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines, and ran an site for eight years.


Jennifer has a Master of Science in Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Psychology.

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