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)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)


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

Work Samples

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,


(patients-connect 7/30/2013)
Summary of journal article on weight loss and timing of meals
(Everyday Health 5/5/2012)
(Everyday Health 5/5/2014)
(Everyday Health 5/26/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal 9/28/2015)
(Everyday Health 3/10/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal 11/18/2013)
(Everyday Health 9/27/2013)
(Everyday Health 12/26/2013)
(Everyday Health 12/29/2013)
Catheter Ablation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
(Everyday Health 7/25/2013)
(Everyday Health 7/25/2013)
(Senior Planet 10/9/2013)
(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
(Men's Health 1/1/2010)
Piece Assigned, but killed
( 2/17/2011)
Most important provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act
(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.
(Chicago Tribune 2/26/2015)
(patients-connect 12/14/2013)
Poor sleep is not a significant predictor of fibromyalgia pain intensity and duration.
( 12/26/2013)
(patients-connect 8/1/2013)
In some cases of lower back pain, antibiotics may help relieve pain.
(The Wall Street Journal 2/14/2014)
(Mount Sinai Hospital 9/17/2012)
(Association of Patient Experience 9/26/2012)
Article on having end of life conversations.
(Chicago Tribune 9/26/2012)
What breast cancer patients should eat to stave off recurrence.
(The Wall Street Journal 2/17/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal 2/17/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal 2/17/2015)
(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.
(patients-connect 11/10/2013)
(Senior Planet 12/17/2012)
How a cancer patient was denied treatment, fought her insurance company for the proper care, and won.
(Cure Magazine/Website 6/20/2013)
Cancer Treatment and Fertility Preservation and Options in Adolescents and Young Adults
(patients-connect 6/22/2013)
Risk of Developing Lymphoma in Lupus Patients Not As Serious as Previously Thought
(Everyday Health 5/5/2014)
(Cure 3/11/2013)
Cancer Side-Effect of Fatigue
(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 the patient experience.
(patients-connect 8/30/2013)
(Chicago Wellness Blog 10/6/2013)
(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.
(Senior Planet wesite 4/18/2013)
Q&A with Amy VanNostrand by Barbara Sadick published on Senior Planet Web Site
(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 8/7/2013)
Resilence and lack of depression are the most important elements for self-rated successful aging.
(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.
(Everyday Health 8/1/2013)
Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Colitis in Infants
(The Chicago Tribune 6/19/2015)
(Chicago Tribune 9/26/2012)
How to reduce breast cancer risk
(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 12/19/2012)
Laurie Todd was denied access to a top surgeon, fought the insurance company, and won.
(Everyday Health 8/12/2013)
Music Therapy and Depression
(Everyday Health 7/25/2013)
Diabetes Type 2, Regaining Energy
(Everyday Health 1/16/2014)
(Everyday Health 3/10/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal 11/18/2013)
(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
( 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
(Written on Spec 1/1/2008)
The making of universal health care in Massachusetts.
(On Spec 1/1/2010)
Written on Spec - Not Published
(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.
(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
(The Wall Street Journal 2/24/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal 2/24/2014)
(The Wall Street Journal 9/15/2014)
Interview with Diane Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care
(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
(The Wall Street Journal 6/8/2014)
(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
(Senior Planet 12/27/2012)
Older people embarking on new business ventures
(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.
(The Wall Street Journal 9/15/2014)
(U.S. News 2013 Best Hospitals Issue 8/1/2012)
Innovations in Emergency Departments
(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
(Everyday Health 6/18/2013)
Glucose Levels Out of Control Can Lead to Serious Problems
(patients-connect 6/22/2013)
Diabetes is a potential risk for dementia
( 6/18/2013)
Cancer Treatment Related Menopause and Andropause
(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.
(The Wall Street Journal 9/28/2015)
(Chicago Tribune 10/15/2014)