I am currently a medical writer for two publications by Relias Media, Hospital Infection Control & Prevention; and Hospital Employee Health. Over my 30 years as a medical writer, I have written numerous articles on infectious disease outbreaks and threats to both patients and healthcare workers. These include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, bioterrorism agents like anthrax, SARS, H1N1 pandemic flu, MERS, Ebola, Zika, and now SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). My writing has been honored for excellence in analytical reporting five times by the National Press Club in Washington, DC. I have a B.A. in English from the Christopher Newport College of the College of William & Mary. I received an M.A. at the Henry Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia.