Laura Dorwart Laura Dorwart is a health journalist with a focus on mental health, pregnancy-related conditions, and disability rights. Her writing has been published in VICE, SELF, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Week, HuffPost, BuzzFeed Reader, Catapult, Pacific Standard, Health, Insider, Forbes, TalkPoverty, Verywell Health, and many more. Her work on rural health and financing healthcare has appeared in outlets like Inside Philanthropy and Moneygeek. Laura has worked for several higher education institutions in the communications sector. She was a copywriter for healthcare organizations that work with medical students and nursing students. Her work has been cited by peer-reviewed publications on social work, prenatal testing, neonatal nursing, and prison healthcare reform. Laura has a Ph.D. from UC San Diego and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Antioch University. About Health Health.com, 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.