Colleen Murphy

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Title: Senior Features Editor
Education: The College of New Jersey
Expertise: Health
  • Senior features editor at Health
  • Works with Health evergreen team and freelancers to produce content about different conditions, as well as about wellness and nutrition topics
  • Assigns and edits evergreen content

Experience

Colleen is the senior features editor at Health where she helps manage the site's evergreen content. She works with the Health team and freelancers to create articles about conditions, wellness, and nutrition that are informative and easy to understand. This is always done with an empathetic approach—keeping the readers' own or loved ones' experience in mind. At Health, Colleen previously wrote, assigned, and edited daily news stories.

Colleen has been with Health since 2021. Before that, she worked at Consultant360 and the Autoimmune Learning Network, both specialty sites part of HMP Global. There, she worked with healthcare providers to provide medical news and expert insight to their peers with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

I know how overwhelming medical information can be—especially when you're looking at it while concerned about yourself or a loved one. My goal is to help make your experience with whatever health situation a smooth one. Whether that means deciphering a study and putting it into everyday language, getting insight from a leading expert, or presenting straightforward information in an easy-to-read format, I want to empower readers to get the healthcare they need and deserve.

Education

Colleen graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in journalism/professional writing. She also had minors in communication studies and women's and gender studies, earning the latter upon completion of the college's Women in Learning and Leadership, a curricular and co-curricular program. 

About Health

Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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