Barbara Sadick

New York, NY USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

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, Kaiser Health News, AARP 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.


8 Years
6 Years
Other, Specify
4 Years


3 Years
8 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Association of Patient Experience (3-5), U.S. News & World Report (6-10), Mount Sinai Medical Center (1-2), Chicago Tribune (3-5), patientsconnect (3-5), (3-5), Men\'s Health (1-2), Cure Magazine/Website (1-2), Health Behavior News Service (1-2), The Commonwealth Fund (1-2), Worth (1-2), Everyday Health (6-10), Senior Planet (6-10), The Wall Street Journal (6-10), The Washington Post (3-5), Kaiser Health News (1-2), AARP (1-2)

Other Work History

Peace Corps Fellows Program, Teachers College, Columbia University - Headed up redesign of newsletter and wrote articles for newsletter

Technical Skills

Track Editing, Search Engine Optimization

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Powerpoint Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook


MacBook Pro, IPhone, Audio Recorder


Priscilla Warner 914-834-5824


American Medical Writers Association Association of Health Care Journalists Public Health Association of New York City Association of Patient Experience


Go To Patients-Connect

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,


2nd in Series on "Leaders in the Patient Experience" for the Association of Patient Experience - Profile of Jamie Seagle of Rogerson Communities in Boston
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.
Glucose Levels Out of Control Can Lead to Serious Problems
Diabetes is a potential risk for dementia
Cancer Treatment Related Menopause and Andropause
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.
Summary of journal article on weight loss and timing of meals
How to reduce breast cancer risk
Summary for the lay person of urban neighborhood and late age cognition study - Killed Due to Rights Conflict between HBNS and Journal
Cancer Side-Effect of Fatigue
Piece Assigned, but killed
Most important provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act
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.
Article on having end of life conversations.
How a cancer patient was denied treatment, fought her insurance company for the proper care, and won.
Music Therapy and Depression
What breast cancer patients should eat to stave off recurrence.
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
Diabetes Type 2, Regaining Energy
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.
Available Upon Request - Not Published Online - How to research, identify, find and gain access to top medical specialists.
Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Colitis in Infants
Interview with Diane Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care
Article on Age Discrimination in the Workplace and Why Mediation May Be A Better Resolution than a Lawsuit
Cancer Treatment and Fertility Preservation and Options in Adolescents and Young Adults
How to find the "right" doctor - also a summary of the most important provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act
The making of universal health care in Massachusetts.
Risk of Developing Lymphoma in Lupus Patients Not As Serious as Previously Thought
Written on Spec - Not Published
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.
Poor sleep is not a significant predictor of fibromyalgia pain intensity and duration.
Catheter Ablation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Older people embarking on new business ventures
Article on "Leaders in the Patient Experience" focuses on Diane Meier, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and Palliative Care.
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.
First in a series to be written by me on "Leaders in the Patient Experience" for the Association of Patient Experience
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 the patient experience.
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
Innovations in Emergency Departments
A large survey of women smokers in the UK - first long-term study of women who started smoking much later than men
Q&A with Amy VanNostrand by Barbara Sadick published on Senior Planet Web Site
In some cases of lower back pain, antibiotics may help relieve pain.
Laurie Todd was denied access to a top surgeon, fought the insurance company, and won.
Resilence and lack of depression are the most important elements for self-rated successful aging.
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