Our Medical 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!

Lucy Cotterill is a UK-based parenting and lifestyle blogger who has also featured in the Huffington Post. A Mom of two daughters, Lucy is passionate about sharing the true reality of parenthood and helping others through their first experiences. In her free time she loves to write, go on day trips with her family and photography. Read Lucy’s blog posts.

 

Dr. Janette DeFelice is a writer currently focusing on how the changing environment affects our health. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago Medical School where she taught clinical and diagnostic skills to beginning medical students, and a Master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Her writing can be seen online at BeTheChangeMom, ChicagoNow, and Medium, and she’s very excited to have published her first novel, Delia Rising: A Ballet in Three Acts. She lives in Chicago’s west suburbs with her school-age twins, her husband, and a family cat named Clara Barton. Read Janette’s blog posts.

 

Dr. Jennifer Gibson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Clemson University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University. She trained as a hospital pharmacist and is the author of clinical textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and continuing education programs for the medical community, as well as a contributor to award-winning healthcare blogs and websites. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Read Jennifer’s blog posts.

 

Dr. Diana Gitig has a Ph.D. in cell biology and genetics from Cornell University and is the Editor of The Pulse’s Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest. Diana 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. 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.

 

Dr. Lauren McMahan has a Doctor of Pharmacy from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, TN. She currently works for a large national healthcare company, where she provides her research and writing expertise to support evidence-based initiatives to improve patient care. She enjoys exercising, reading, and thrifting in her spare time. Read Lauren’s blog posts.

 
 

Dr. Rita Nahta has a Ph.D. in pathology from Duke University. She lives in Atlanta, GA, where she serves as a medical school professor, teaching a variety of classes, including about the effects of drugs on pregnancy. She writes about women’s health, oncology, and medical education. Read Rita’s blog posts.

 
 

Dr. Abby Olena has a PhD in Biological Sciences from Vanderbilt University. She lives with her husband and children in North Carolina, where she writes about science and parenting, produces a conversational podcast, and teaches prenatal yoga. Read Abby’s blog posts.

 
 

Dr. Stan Sack has 29 years’ experience as a primary care pediatrician in Massachusetts and Florida. A medical writer since 2015, he enjoys blogging on topics that are on parents’ minds but are covered less often in books and on websites. He lives in the Florida Keys with his family and enjoys healthy cooking, fitness activities and singing in his spare time. Read Stan’s blog posts.

 

Dr. Connie Sharkey is the Editor of The Pulse. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Belmont University College of Pharmacy and a Master of Science degree in Biology from Tennessee State University. She has several years of research experience and has taught middle school and college science classes. She is a residency-trained pharmacist for a large healthcare system, where she writes clinical evidence analyses and serves as a women’s health and pediatrics liaison. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.

 

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.

 
 

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. David is the Editor of The Pulse’s Technology section. 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. In 2017, he was selected to be a TEDMED Research Scholar. Diego attended the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Read Diego’s blog posts.

 

Shoshi W. is an undergraduate student at Stern College for Women in New York City. Her areas of interest include policy, non-profit organizations, and administration. During winter 2018, she was a White House intern. Shoshi has also interned at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, Save the Children, and Algemeiner in New York. As a millennial, Shoshi brings a young and fresh perspective to the worlds of pregnancy and lactation. Read Shoshi’s blog posts.

 

Dr. Brittani Zurek earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She currently works as a medical writer, specializing in disease management and medication therapy. Brittani also writes continuing education modules for healthcare professionals. She enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors in her free time. Read Brittani’s blog posts.