Madeline Vann, MPH, is a Williamsburg, VA., based health and medical freelance writer. She has been working in the field of health and medical writing and journalism for over 15 years. Reach out to her via her website www.fleetpen.com or follow her blog at www.fleetpen.com/. She received her undergraduate degrees from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and her Masterâs in Public Health with an emphasis on health communication and social marketing from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA. During her graduate training she worked on a statewide assessment of oral health needs among third graders in public schools in Louisiana. Prior to freelancing, she had been working in communications with the Louisiana Office of Public Health and with Tulane University Health Science Center in New Orleans. In addition to writing for a news reading audience, Vann is also interested in health literacy and has experience writing about health and medical issues at any reading level. Her areas of interest include diet, fitness, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, oral health, biotechnology, global health concern, health law, the Affordable Care Act, health economics, cancer, positive psychology, aging well, caregiving, end-of-life issues, and the intersection between environmental health and individual health. She is a writer for HealthDay and works as a freelance health and medical writer for a number of private clients, newspapers, magazines, and websites. While Vann works primarily in health and medical writing, she is also travel writing (particularly traveling with small children) and outdoors writing, which has challenged her with tours of canyons in the South, fishing and beachgoing with her children, and geocaching. She is currently participating in the Virginia Master Naturalist training program, which is expanding her knowledge of the environment and ecology of Virginia. She writes and speaks Spanish. Vann regularly practices yoga, loves to cook, and canât decide between a Mediterranean style diet and an Asian-fusion approach.
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