Jennifer Larson

Nashville, TN USA

Professional Experience

I'm a professional freelance journalist who specializes in health care writing. I have more than a dozen years' worth of journalism experience writing for both consumer audiences and professional readers. I also have experience writing about children and family issues for a daily newspaper, magazines and a variety of online publications. I'm good, fast and accurate, and I write compelling articles that people really want to read.


6 Years
2 Years
Other, Specify
2 Years


2 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers
5 Years
9 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
5 Years
Online/new media
2 Years
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Communication (6-10), UCSD Health Sciences Communications (3-5)

Other Work History

The Desert Sun newspaper, staff reporter, 2003-2006. staff writer, 2001-2003. Memphis Business Journal publications, 1996-1998.

Technical Skills

Photo editing.

Computer Skills

All Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access, etc. Dreamweaver. HTML.


Laptop, digital voice recorder, digital camera, Flip digital video camera (HD).


Society of Professional Journalists, Association of Health Care Journalists.



This is a multi-story package that I wrote about critical child care shortages in the Palm Springs area. This series, which was a Sunday A1 package, received an honorable mention from Gannett that year.
See page 28 for the feature story on the husband and wife team from China who now conduct cutting edge cancer epidemiology research at Vanderbilt University.
This feature story showcased the efforts of a number of nurses around the country who are working to improve the image of their profession.
This article, which appeared in both the magazine and online, featured a number of camps and retreats that are held especially for women who are cancer survivors. It also provided information and resources for future campers.
Nashville experienced a historic flood in early May. Most of the city was underwater when one woman went into labor. The power was out, her neighborhood was an island in the midst of surging waters, but a group of neighbors with medical and nursing training braved the elements to help her deliver her baby by candelight in a neighbor's house.