Meet the Bloggers

Pregistry’s bloggers are seasoned writers and journalists with expertise in the fields of pregnancy, lactation, and healthcare. They are also mothers and fathers!

Dr. Olga Bakun earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University. She currently resides in California and practices women’s health rehabilitation in the greater Los Angeles area. Olga enjoys painting and exploring the great outdoors. Read Olga’s blog posts.

 

 

Dr. Diana Gitig has a Ph.D. in cell biology and genetics from Cornell University, and has been writing about issues in biology – from molecular biology to cancer to immunology to neuroscience to nutrition to agriculture – for the past fifteen years. She has three teenaged children. Read Diana’s blog posts.

 

 

Dr. Kristen Hollinger has a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Pennsylvania State University.  She currently resides in Maryland and works as an Instructor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on neurological diseases including depression and multiple sclerosis. Read Kristen’s blog posts.

 

Dr. Chris Iliades has a medical degree and over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine and clinical research. Chris has been a full time medical writer and journalist since 2004. His byline appears in over 1,000 articles online including EverydayHealth, The Clinical Advisor, and Healthgrades. He has also written for print media including Cruising World Magazine, MD News, and The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Magazine. Chris lives with his wife and close to his three children and four grandchildren in the Boston area. Read Chris’ blog posts.

Joan Vos MacDonald has written about health and fitness for newspapers, magazines and websites. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the author of two books on health-related topics, “Tobacco and Nicotine Dangers,” for young adults, and “High Fit Home,” a design book about fitness and architecture. She lives in upstate New York near her children and grandchildren. Read Joan’s blog posts.

 

Dr. Carrie Noriega is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has practiced medicine for more than 11 years. She is Pregistry’s Medical Director and a medical writer. Carrie loves spending time with her husband and daughter, mountain biking, and outdoor adventures. Read Carrie’s blog posts.

 

 

Jessica Sillers is a parenting and finance writer whose work has been featured in Pregnancy & Newborn, Headspace, and more. As a new mom herself, she’s passionate about helping other parents find the community and support they need. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, reading, and hiking. Read Jessica’s blog posts.

 

Melody Watson holds Bachelors degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. She works as a medical writer for a medical communications agency in Berlin, Germany, where her work ranges from medical translation to writing publications for medical journals. Melody is passionate about promoting science, including evidence-based medicine, and debunking pseudoscience. Read Melody’s blog posts.


Dr. David Warmflash
is a science communicator and physician with a research background in astrobiology and space medicine. He has completed research fellowships at NASA Johnson Space Center, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brandeis University. Since 2002, he has been collaborating with The Planetary Society on experiments helping us to understand the effects of deep space radiation on life forms, and since 2011 has worked nearly full time in medical writing and science journalism. His focus area includes the emergence of new biotechnologies and their impact on biomedicine, public health, and society. 
Read David’s blog posts.


Dr. Diego Wyszynski
is the Founder and CEO of Pregistry. He is an expert on the effects of medications and vaccines in pregnancy and lactation and an accomplished writer, having published 3 books with Oxford University Press and more than 70 articles in medical journals. Diego attended the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Read Diego’s blog posts.