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  Barbara Sadick
Professional/Personal Overview
  Freelance Health Writer - Clients include The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Health Day/Everyday Health, U.S. News & World Report, Healthline, Worth, Senior Planet, Cure

I am a freelance health writer and researcher with an MA in Health Advocacy and an MS in Health and Behavior Studies looking for research and writing work. My writing experience is geared to both a consumer and an academic audience. I worked for two years on the issues of overweight and obesity, which included the design of a social marketing program (academic), an obesity intervention program (academic), and the writing of a grant for funding for that project (academic). Health is my second career. I was an agent for high quality photojournalists for 25 years, 15 of which were spent founding, owning, and running my own small photo agency. Our work was published widely in magazines, newspapers, books, and advertisements all over the world.
Work Info
Health PR Writing 4 Years
Researcher 8 Years
Writer 6 Years
Medicine 3 Years
Health 8 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Everyday Health (6-10), Senior Planet (6-10), The Wall Street Journal (6-10), U.S. News & World Report (6-10), The Association of Patient Experience (3-5), Chicago Tribune (3-5), patientsconnect (3-5), Healthline.com (3-5), Men's Health (1-2), Mount Sinai Medical Center (1-2), Cure Magazine/Website (1-2), Health Behavior News Service (1-2), The Commonwealth Fund (1-2), The Washington Post (1-2), Worth (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Mount Sinai Medical Center (1-2)
Other Work History
Peace Corps Fellows Program, Teachers College, Columbia University - Headed up redesign of newsletter and wrote articles for newsletter
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Technical Skills
Track Editing, Search Engine Optimization
MacBook Pro, IPhone, Audio Recorder
Priscilla Warner
American Medical Writers Association
Association of Health Care Journalists
Public Health Association of New York City
Association of Patient Experience
Cleveland Clinic Seminar on Patient Experience 2011
CDC Seminar on Health and Communications, 2012 Annual Healthcare Improvement Summit, The Aging Boom Academy-Columbia Schools of Journalism and
Public Health;
Institute For Health Improvement Summit,
March 2012
Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Seminar 2012
Association of Health Care Journalist Annual Conferfence, Atlanta, 2012
Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit, 2012
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(The Wall Street Journal, 9/28/2015)
(The Wall Street Journal, 9/28/2015)
(Chicago Tribune, 9/10/2015)
(The Chicago Tribune, 6/19/2015)
(Chicago Tribune, 6/18/2015)
(Chicago Tribune, 5/21/2015)
(Worth, 4/15/2015)
(Chicago Tribune, 4/9/2015)
(The Washington Post, 3/2/2015)
(Chicago Tribune, 2/26/2015)
(The Wall Street Journal, 2/17/2015)
(The Chicago Tribune, 12/5/2014)
(Chicago Tribune, 10/15/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal, 9/15/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal, 9/15/2014)
Interview with Diane Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care
(The Washington Post, 7/15/2014)
(Everyday Health, 6/12/2014)
(Everyday Health, 6/12/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal, 6/8/2014)
(Everyday Health, 6/7/2014)
(Everyday Health, 5/26/2014)
(Everyday Health, 5/5/2014)
(Everyday Health, 5/5/2014)
(Worth, 4/14/2014)
(Everyday Health, 3/10/2014)
(Everyday Health, 3/10/2014)
(Everyday Health, 3/10/2014)
(Everyday Health, 3/10/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal, 2/24/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal, 2/24/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal, 2/17/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal, 2/17/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal, 2/14/2014)
(Everyday Health, 1/16/2014)
(Everyday Health, 1/16/2014)
(Everyday Health, 12/29/2013)
Catheter Ablation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
(http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/psoriasis-treatment-management/how-biologics-work.aspx, 12/26/2013)
(Everyday Health, 12/26/2013)
(patients-connect, 12/25/2013)
(patients-connect, 12/14/2013)
Poor sleep is not a significant predictor of fibromyalgia pain intensity and duration.
(patients-connect, 12/3/2013)
(The Wall Street Journal, 11/18/2013)
(The Wall Street Journal, 11/18/2013)
(patients-connect, 11/10/2013)
(patients-connect, 10/31/2013)
(Senior Planet , 10/24/2013)
Delaying Aging by slowing down the aging process would add more years of healthy life and be more economical than individually combatting specific diseases that might prolong life with pain and disability.
(Senior Planet , 10/9/2013)
(Chicago Wellness Blog, 10/6/2013)
(Everyday Health, 10/4/2013)
(Everyday Health, 9/27/2013)
(Everyday Health, 9/12/2013)
(Everyday Health, 9/9/2013)
(patients-connect, 8/30/2013)
(patients-connect, 8/30/2013)
(Everyday Health, 8/12/2013)
Music Therapy and Depression
(patients-connect, 8/7/2013)
Resilence and lack of depression are the most important elements for self-rated successful aging.
(patients-connect, 8/1/2013)
In some cases of lower back pain, antibiotics may help relieve pain.
(Everyday Health, 8/1/2013)
Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Colitis in Infants
(patients-connect, 7/30/2013)
Summary of journal article on weight loss and timing of meals
(Everyday Health, 7/25/2013)
(Everyday Health, 7/25/2013)
(Everyday Health, 7/25/2013)
Diabetes Type 2, Regaining Energy
(patients-connect, 6/22/2013)
Risk of Developing Lymphoma in Lupus Patients Not As Serious as Previously Thought
(patients-connect, 6/22/2013)
A large survey of women smokers in the UK - first long-term study of women who started smoking much later than men
(patients-connect, 6/22/2013)
Diabetes is a potential risk for dementia
(Cure Magazine/Website, 6/20/2013)
Cancer Treatment and Fertility Preservation and Options in Adolescents and Young Adults
(Everyday Health, 6/18/2013)
Glucose Levels Out of Control Can Lead to Serious Problems
(curetoday.com, 6/18/2013)
Cancer Treatment Related Menopause and Andropause
(patients-connect, 6/7/2013)
A study shows that multiple sclerosis patients may fall into two categories, one of which has a greater chance of relapse than the other. This study could potentially pave the way for more individualized treatment.
(patients connect, 5/15/2013)
Article on Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Findings dispute those of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study findings that caused millions of women to stop taking HRT.
(Association of Patient Experience, 4/25/2013)
Article on Public Health Approach to Guns and Gun Violence, focusing in on trauma surgeon Sheldon Teperman and Professor at Harvard School of Public Health David Hemenway
(Senior Planet wesite, 4/18/2013)
Q&A with Amy VanNostrand by Barbara Sadick published on Senior Planet Web Site
(Senior Planet, 4/2/2013)
Article on what clinical trials are, who should enter them, why one should enter one, how one can enter one, and when one should enter one
(Cure, 3/11/2013)
Cancer Side-Effect of Fatigue
(Senior Planet, 3/6/2013)
Article on Age Discrimination in the Workplace and Why Mediation May Be A Better Resolution than a Lawsuit
(Association of Patient Experience, 1/23/2013)
Profile of Eric Manheimer, ND, former Chief Medical Officer at Bellevue Hospital and author of "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital" in New York City
(Senior Planet, 12/27/2012)
Older people embarking on new business ventures http://seniorplanet.org/starting-over-the-rise-of-the-older-entrepreneur/
(Association of Patient Experience, 12/19/2012)
Laurie Todd was denied access to a top surgeon, fought the insurance company, and won.
(Senior Planet, 12/17/2012)
How a cancer patient was denied treatment, fought her insurance company for the proper care, and won.
(Chicago Tribune, 9/26/2012)
How to reduce breast cancer risk
(Chicago Tribune, 9/26/2012)
What breast cancer patients should eat to stave off recurrence.
(Association of Patient Experience, 9/26/2012)
Article on having end of life conversations.
(Mount Sinai Hospital, 9/17/2012)
(U.S. News 2013 Best Hospitals Issue, 8/1/2012)
Innovations in Emergency Departments
(The Association of Patient Experience, 7/17/2012)
Article on "Leaders in the Patient Experience" focuses on Diane Meier, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and Palliative Care.
(Everyday Health, 5/5/2012)
(Association of Patient Experience, 5/1/2012)
2nd in Series on "Leaders in the Patient Experience" for the Association of Patient Experience - Profile of Jamie Seagle of Rogerson Communities in Boston
(The Association of Patient Experience, 2/1/2012)
First in a series of articles on "Leaders in the Patient Experience" for The Association of Patient Experience. Story used on the home page of the Gold Foundation website. Article is about Sandra and Arnold Gold and the history of the Gold Foundation and its commitment to humanistic medicine and t
(Gold Foundation, 2/1/2012)
Reprint by Gold Foundation of First Article in a series of articles on "Leaders in the Patient Experience" being written by me for The Association of Patient Experience. Article in Posted on this site.
(Association of Patient Experience, 2/1/2012)
First in a series to be written by me on "Leaders in the Patient Experience" for the Association of Patient Experience
2012 Best Hospitals Issue
(U.S. News & World Report, 8/1/2011)
Available Upon Request - Not Published Online - How to research, identify, find and gain access to top medical specialists.
(Health Behavior News Service, 7/1/2011)
Summary for the lay person of urban neighborhood and late age cognition study - Killed Due to Rights Conflict between HBNS and Journal
(Healthline.com, 2/17/2011)
Most important provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act
(Healthline.com, 2/17/2011)
How to find the "right" doctor - also a summary of the most important provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act
(Spec, 1/1/2011)
(Academic, 1/1/2010)
Review of the academic literature on overweight and obesity and on interventions to lessen the problem. This was part of academic work on obesity and is shown here as an example of academic writing.
(On Spec, 1/1/2010)
Written on Spec - Not Published
(Men's Health, 1/1/2010)
Piece Assigned, but killed
(Peace Corps Fellows Program, 7/5/2009)
This newsletter includes 2 stories written by me. The publication debuted with this new design for which I worked with designers, photographers, and writers. I headed up the entire redesign initiative.
(Written on Spec, 1/1/2008)
The making of universal health care in Massachusetts.
(The Commonwealth Fund, 6/20/2007)
(The Commonwealth Fund, 4/1/2007)
Go To Patients-Connect  
(patients connect, 10/15/2012)
Summary Reports of Recently Published Scientific Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals - Summaries of studies on obesity and overweight and breast cancer recurrence, multiple sclerosis, diabetes type 2, stroke, Alzheimer's, lung cancer/mesothelioma, chronic pain, hypertension/high blood pressure,
Contact Info
  Barbara Sadick
New York, NY 

Tel: 212-534-5401  
E-Mail: barbara.sadick@gmail.com
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