Mark Gurarie Mark Gurarie is a freelance writer covering health topics, technology, music, books, and culture. He also teaches health science and research writing at George Washington University's School of Medical and Health Sciences. A regular contributor to Verywell Health, Mark has written features for Men's Health, Different Leaf, The Rumpus, Publishers Weekly, and the Culture Crush, among others. He's also worked as a copywriter, writing blogs, catalogs, and white papers for healthcare, fashion, marketing companies, and other clients. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School in New York City and a bachelor's degree in comparative literature, psychology, and German from Case Western Reserve University. In 2016, a Brooklyn-based press, the Operating System, published his first collection of poems, Everybody's Automat. 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.