About Medical News Today
Medical News Today, part of Healthline Media UK, is one of the fastest growing health information sites in the United States. Every month, more than 70 million people come to Medical News Today for our in-depth health content and the latest news in medical research. Consider us your intellectual peer. We unravel the complexities of health information and make it easy to understand.
We take a deep dive into medical research of the past and present, and we break it down to give you the clear-cut facts. Ultimately, we want you to be confident in making informed health decisions for yourself and your loved ones. Using peer reviewed studies and reputable sources, our knowledgeable and curious editors and writers create more than 250 pieces of content every month.
Our Medical Affairs team ensures that Medical News Today’s content, products, and services uphold the highest standards of medical integrity. Our dedicated team manages an extensive network of medical doctors, practitioners, and researchers who provide authoritative medical review for all clinical content. Covering the full spectrum of medicine, Medical News Today’s physicians, nurses, public health experts, and patient advocates help ensure that the information we publish is accurate, evidence based, current, person centric, and trustworthy. Our content is continually reviewed and updated to ensure accuracy and integrity.
E Hanh Le, M.D.
Sr. Director of Medical Affairs
Dr. E Hanh Le is the Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Healthline. She brings her years of clinical and healthcare technology experience to help consistently create high quality, empathetic, and engaging content and products that uphold the highest medical integrity. She received her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX. After years of clinical practice, Dr. Le transitioned from clinical medicine to healthcare technology through her work at Epocrates, where she developed clinical news products and disease and drug content. She has also helped create an EHR, secure messaging products, and clinical decision support tools for healthcare systems.
Dr. Alana Biggers is a board certified physician specializing in internal medicine. She is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine. She completed residency training in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, obtained her Master of Public Health in chronic disease epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and completed a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Biggers specializes in research on type 2 diabetes, as well as sleep.
Alan Carter is a licensed clinical pharmacist nationally recognized for conducting novel pharmaceutical research. He has served as principal investigator/project manager for National Institutes of Health (NIH) drug development initiatives, implemented clinical pharmacy programs, and directed business strategy for a regional pharmacy chain with annual revenues in the tens of millions. He has authored 17 peer reviewed publications as adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in areas of drug and device evaluation, and applied pharmacology research in clinical, hospital, and managed care pharmacy.
Brenda B. Spriggs
M.D., MPH, MBA
Dr. Brenda Spriggs is a board certified physician in internal medicine and rheumatology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and her rheumatology training as a fellow at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Spriggs also earned a Master of Public Health for healthcare executives from UCLA and an MBA from Claremont Graduate University. She is currently a clinical professor emerita at UCSF. She is the coauthor of several scientific papers on systemic lupus erythematosus and Reiter’s disease, and is a highly sought-after lecturer for health and scientific forums. She is also the coauthor of the book, “Focus On YOUR BEST HEALTH: Smart Guide to the Health Care You Deserve.”
Dr. Marina Basina is a board certified internal medicine physician specializing in endocrinology, type 1 diabetes, diabetes mellitus (DM) technology, and DM in pregnancy. Dr. Basina is currently a physician at Stanford University serving both inpatient and outpatient populations. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society, and she has received awards for excellence in patient care and clinical teaching. Dr. Basina completed her education at Moscow Medical School, followed by a residency at UCLA/WLA VA Medical Center, and then an endocrinology fellowship at Stanford University.
Dr. Nancy Carteron is an associate clinical professor in medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She earned her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completing her residency at Stanford Medical Center and her fellowship at UCSF Medical Center. A practicing rheumatologist and immunologist for 28 years, she is currently the medical and scientific editor for Sjogren’s Quarterly, the publication of the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation. Dr. Carteron earned the foundation’s Healthcare Professional Leadership Award in 2016. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, and the Association of Women in Rheumatology.
Dr. Saurabh Sethi is a board certified internal medicine physician specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology, and advanced interventional endoscopy. In 2014, Dr. Sethi completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School and completed his advanced endoscopy fellowship at Stanford University in 2015. Dr. Sethi has been involved with multiple books and research articles, including more than 40 peer reviewed publications. He has received multiple awards, including the Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Award 2013 and NIH-funded T-32 training grant for clinical research in gastroenterology 2013-2014.
Susan Weiner is the owner and clinical director of Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC. She currently serves on the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) board of directors (2018-2020). Susan was named the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and is an AADE fellow. She is the recipient of the 2018 Media Excellence Award from the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Susan is a well-respected national and international lecturer on a variety of topics related to nutrition, diabetes, wellness and health, and has authored dozens of articles in peer reviewed journals. Susan earned her master's degree in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University.
Psy.D., Ph.D., MSN
Dr. Tim Legg has nearly 30 years of experience in the provision of mental health care in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient community mental health, inpatient detox, and prisons. Dr. Legg holds a Ph.D. in health sciences research and a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology. He is both a licensed psychologist and a licensed and board certified psychiatric/mental health and gerontological nurse practitioner in private practice. He is also certified as a Master Addictions Counselor through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals, as well as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice through the International Nurses Society on Addictions.
Valinda Riggins Nwadike
Dr. Valinda Riggins Nwadike is an obstetrics and gynecology physician and gynecology surgeon with more than 15 years of experience performing deliveries and gynecologic surgeries. Dr. Nwadike earned her Master of Science in public health from Columbia University and her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. She has a particular interest in underserved populations and health disparities of minority women.
Editorial Process team
It’s hard finding health information you can trust, but our editorial team is committed to creating just that. We want you to be confident that Medical News Today provides you with accurate, trustworthy, and unbiased health information, which is why we’re so committed to our editorial process.
As accuracy is essential, our editors and writers ensure that every article we publish undergoes an industry leading review process, which includes fact checking for statistical, medical, and scientific accuracy.
We have strict sourcing guidelines and only draw from peer reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical journals. Primary sources, including studies, scientific references, and statistics, are linked within each article or can be found in the resources section at the bottom.
Honor joined Medical News Today in 2013 as a News Writer, putting her bachelor's degree in journalism to good use and helping to drive MNT forward as a leader in medical news and health information.
She now manages the uniquely talented, curious, and quirky editorial team, overseeing the production of accurate, authoritative, and unbiased content that empowers readers to take control of their health and well-being.
In her down time, Honor loves writing short crime stories, hiking, playing netball, watching reruns of ‘90s TV shows, and spending time with her two crazy cats.
James joined Medical News Today in 2014 after completing a master's degree in creative and critical writing and with 5 years of experience within the British National Health Service (NHS).
As Senior Editor for the Demand team, he leads a team dedicated to providing reliable and up-to-date information for those curious about their health.
James has a keen interest in healthcare accessibility and halting the spread of misinformation with regard to health and wellness. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing football, making and performing music with his incredibly cool band, and watching wrestling.
Copy Edit & Production Manager
Marie joined Medical News Today in 2013 and manages the fantastic copy edit and production teams, a group of critical thinkers and grammar nerds who are responsible for the final version of all articles.
Marie has been a writer, copy editor, and journalist for a decade, mainly for scientific and medical publications in three different countries.
In her spare time, she puts her master's degree in critical theory to good use by writing novels nobody will publish and performing spoken word poetry in local U.K. slams. She also performs in a monthly improv show in Bristol, where she currently lives.
Senior Editor, News
After completing a bachelor's degree in neuroscience at the U.K.'s University of Manchester, Tim changed course entirely to work in sales, marketing, and analysis. Realizing that his heart truly lies with science and writing, he changed course once more and joined the Medical News Today team as a News Writer.
Now Senior Editor for news, Tim leads a team of top notch writers and editors, who report on the latest medical research from peer reviewed journals; he also pens a few articles himself.
When he gets the chance, he enjoys listening to the heaviest metal, watching the birds in his garden, thinking about dinosaurs, and wrestling with his children.
Ana arrived at Medical News Today armed with two bachelor's degrees, one master's degree, and a strong belief in “combinatorial play” — the idea that we need to feed our brains with things as diverse as physics and poetry to come up with anything creative.
Before joining the team, Ana worked as a freelance writer, bringing philosophy to a wider audience and examining its intersections with technology and popular culture. In her role as an Editor, she helps nurture freelance writers and improve the authority and visibility of the Medical News Today brand.
Pastime activities include experimenting with different hair colors, dancing until 5 a.m., or binge-watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Yella Hewings-Martin Ph.D.
Yella holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from King’s College London and a Ph.D. in pediatrics and child health from University College London. Prior to joining Medical News Today, she worked for many years in research, focusing on new treatments for severe skin injuries and diagnostics for skin cancer.
As Research Editor, Yella is a staunch defender of scientific accuracy. She is particularly interested in how researchers communicate the impact of their findings to the general public.
When she is not at work, Yella can be found chilling at the beach or the local playground with her two children. She also likes baking.
Maria Cohut Ph.D.
Maria is an insatiably curious soul, particularly fascinated by the mysterious workings of the human brain, medical history, and our relationship with our own bodies, both during and after life.
Before joining Medical News Today, Maria worked as a teacher, academic ambassador, and a freelance writer and copy editor. Recently, she finished a Ph.D. in English at the University of Warwick in the U.K.
In her spare time, she learns Japanese, occasionally practices taxidermy, and spreads her infectious love of invertebrates.
Catharine Paddock Ph.D.
Catharine began writing news for Medical News Today in 2006. Before that, she had various roles in independent consultancy and in the computer industry. She has a Ph.D. from Manchester Business School for research on job stress in small and large organizations.
What Catharine most enjoys about writing is putting across the salient points about the latest health and medical research for busy, informed readers.
When she is not news writing, Catharine enjoys spending time on her narrowboat, walking, listening to audio books, and being with friends and family. Her current challenge is increasing the biodiversity of her vegetable garden.
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Senior Management Team
Our leaders have helped make Healthline the fastest growing consumer health information site. The team's expertise in media, marketing, product management, engineering, and editorial fuels innovation across the organization.
David Kopp is the CEO of Healthline Media and has overseen and directed the growth of the company since 2010. Prior to his time at Healthline, David led North American ad product marketing for Yahoo! as well as marketing for a division of Disney and held leadership roles in several internet advertising and technology start-ups. In addition, he founded and sold Winfire, a consumer search business. David believes that together we can create a stronger, healthier world — and that it starts with each of us owning our own health with the support of our doctors, therapists, friends, and Healthline
SVP of Revenue Operations & GM Programmatic
As Healthline’s SVP of Revenue Operations & GM Programmatic, Andy Atherton is responsible for programmatic monetization, revenue delivery, and yield management. Prior to joining Healthline, Andy built the pricing and yield management organization for display business at Yahoo! from the ground up (1 to 30 employees); this team added $100M in EBITDA to a billion-dollar business during his tenure. Andy co-founded Brand.net and was a key programmatic ad leader at AppNexus. Andy appreciates that he has the opportunity to apply his skills and expertise to Healthline’s mission.
SVP of Technology
Andy Markham is the SVP of Technology at Healthline and is responsible for leading the company’s development and innovation efforts. Andy brings over 20 years of experience with technical operations, software engineering, and product development for companies across a variety of industries, focusing on companies that support causes he believes in. Prior to joining Healthline, Andy led engineering for several divisions/acquisitions for the Monster.com team. He holds a masters degree in computer science from Georgia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in math from UNC-Chapel Hill.
SVP of Revenue and Media Strategy
As the SVP of Revenue and Media Strategy, Dante Gaudio leads and directs sales efforts and strategies across teams. Dante joined Healthline over 10 years ago and has led the sales team since 2012. Dante is passionate about healthcare marketing, having led sales efforts for the pharmaceutical and other health-related verticals at established media brands such as The New York Times and Meredith Corporation. Over the last decade, Dante has built out Healthline's sales team across five offices and has driven revenue growth by 356 percent during his tenure.
SVP and GM of Provider Services
Jeff Bernstein is Healthline's SVP and GM of Provider Services. Jeff focuses on architecting and executing omni-channel marketing teams and strategies. He has experience in building end-to-end ecommerce businesses. Prior to joining Healthline, Jeff worked as the SVP and Head of Marketing and Analytics at eHealth, as well as the Director of Product Planning at Microsoft. He was also the co-founder and CMO of PBJS Advertising Agency, which was sold to Publicis. At Healthline, Jeff believes he's able to put his skills towards making the world a healthier place.
SVP of Marketing
Tracy Rosecrans is Healthline's SVP of Marketing. She leads a diverse team of 30+ marketers that specialize in social, SEM, SEO, product marketing, brand marketing, and corporate marketing. Tracy and her team helped transform Healthline.com into the fastest growing health information site in the United States. In addition to increasing monthly sessions from 2M to 200M, she led the strategy behind two key acquisitions, both medicalnewstoday.com (MNT) and authoritynutrition.com (AN). Over the course of two years, MNT grew from the 33rd largest health information site to the 4th. AN was folded into Healthline.com as Healthline Nutrition, where its traffic increased by 5x in 24 months.
SVP of Content
Tracy Stickler is the SVP of Content for Healthline Media. She is responsible for setting the strategic vision and leading the editorial strategy and content operations for Healthline, Medical News Today, and Greatist. Tracy has been a key driver in growing Healthline Media, into the number one health publisher in the United States. She currently oversees a talented team of passionate editors and creatives to develop trusted health and wellness content that educates and empowers more than 200 million people per month.
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