About Me

Credit Meredith Heuer

Credit Meredith Heuer

I am a freelance writer focused mainly on healthcare and medicine. My work is published in The New York Times, Scientific American, Slate, Science, Nature Medicine, Ode, Psychology Today, and elsewhere. My writing on cancer research and treatment also appears in the specialty magazines Oncology Business Review, Cure, and CR.

My first book, “The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level,” will be published in Spring 2013 by The Experiment.

My blog, Work in Progress, is part of the PLoS Blog Network and focuses on the ethics and economics of drug development.

Previously, I was the founding managing editor of two review journals, Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology and Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and also served as editor for Oncology Spectrum. I live in New York City with my husband and two young children.

My passion for writing stems from two loves: of writing itself, and of shining a light where a light is needed, whether to demystify or to draw attention. Unraveling the unnecessarily complex world of healthcare is a great interest, as is finding and showcasing inspiring, future-oriented people and happenings around the world.

Thank you for visiting my website, where you will find clips of my work and contact information.

Twitter: @jessicawapner