Valerie DeBenedette

Valerie DeBenedette


Health writing, Pharmaceuticals


Fairfield University


As a writer I try to take a topic, turn it over and look at it from every angle. I try to explain complicated subjects without talking down to the reader and without jargon.

— Valerie DeBenedette


Valerie DeBenedette has been writing about health and medicine (among other topics) for more than 30 years. Her work has appeared in magazines, newsletters, newspapers, and websites for both healthcare professionals and consumers. While she has written about almost every area of medicine, she has written most frequently on pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, women's health, health policy, surgery, dermatology, and ophthalmology.

Valerie is a longtime contributor to Drug Topics, and a former managing editor of that magazine. Some of her nonmedical writing has appeared in Mental Floss. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.


Valerie has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Fairfield University.

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