Health Matters, Inc. is an independent medical research and writing business with a commitment to providing strategic support of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare industries through excellence in medical research and communications. As an epidemiologist with more than 25 years’ experience in research and writing, I provide each client with personalized attention. My ability to search and critically analyze state-of-the-science national and international biomedical databases ensures the quality, timeliness, and accuracy of all information. I routinely review these databases and maintain regular contact with thought leaders and subject matter experts to ensure that all research and publications present current and emerging evidence regarding the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and management of a broad spectrum of health conditions.


  • Manuscripts, monographs, review articles, and white papers: writes and edits scientific documents for peer-reviewed journals and other publications
  • Competitive strategic analyses and publication planning: conducts comprehensive research and summarizes quantitative and qualitative findings to develop competitive strategic analyses and publication plans
  • Epidemiologic and biostatistical consulting: evaluates disease burden, exposure assessment, risk factor exposure, economic burden of disease and interventions, study design, sampling, program evaluation, analysis plans, and data interpretation
  • Sales training programs: develops strategy and content for interactive training materials
  • Abstracts, posters, slide sets: develops content and layout for abstracts, posters, and slide presentations
  • Continuing medical education: prepares print, web-based, and multi-media materials for continuing medical education programs
  • Conference and advisory board summaries: attends and prepares meeting summaries for national and international conferences, advisory boards, and symposia
  • Grant proposals: conducts research and writing to prepare all components of proposals for submission to government agencies, non-government organizations, and commercial firms for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements
  • Consumer education: prepares educational materials to inform and educate consumers about current and emerging health issues

Therapeutic Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular: acute coronary syndrome, anticoagulant therapy, aortic stenosis, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, dyslipidemia, heart failure, hypertension, mitral valve regurgitation, myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction, pulmonary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, unstable angina, venous thromboembolism
  • Diabetes: diabetes self-management, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, microvascular and macrovascular complications, self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • Infectious diseases: acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, bacteremia, Clostridium difficile, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, influenza, Legionella pneumophila, MRSA, respiratory syncytial virus, sepsis, sexually transmitted infections, ventilator- and nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia
  • Musculoskeletal: fractures, joint replacement, osteopenia, osteoporosis, skeletal-related events, work-related musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neurologic: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, migraine, multiple sclerosis, non-malignant brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease
  • Oncology: bladder, brain and central nervous system, breast, cervical, colon, endometrial, esophageal, gastric, head/neck, hematologic, hepatocellular, lung, lymphoma, melanoma, mesothelioma, multiple myeloma, oral, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, renal cell, rectal, skin, urologic
  • Psychiatric: anorexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, binge eating disorder, bipolar disorder, bulimia, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia
  • Respiratory: allergies, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Rheumatologic: ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, soft tissue rheumatism
  • Women’s health: contraception, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, hormone replacement therapy, overactive bladder, peri-menopausal and post-menopausal health issues, prenatal testing, reproductive health, sexual health, vasomotor symptoms
  • Other: acute and chronic pain, chronic kidney disease, Crohn’s disease, hereditary angioedema, hidradenitis suppurativa, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, opioid use and abuse, overactive bladder, ulcerative colitis

Guiding Business Principles

  • Integrates scientifically rigorous research and writing practices to develop materials that meet the highest standards for ethics, quality, detail, and clarity of presentation
  • Conducts comprehensive research using the most current databases to ensure balanced and accurate presentation of information
  • Maintains regular communication and close collaboration with each client to ensure that all project objectives are understood and achieved
  • Adheres to the Code of Ethics of the American Medical Writers Association, European Medical Writers Association, International Society for Medical Publication Professionals, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Adheres to project timelines to ensure timely completion of all assignments and meets the demands of fast-paced, deadline-oriented work
  • Works collaboratively and collegially with subject matter experts and project teams