Julia Ries Title: Writer Education: Boston College Expertise: Mental health, reproductive health, infectious diseases, public health Philly-based freelance health and life writer.Graduate of Boston CollegePublished in HuffPost, SELF, and Healthline, among other national media outlets. Experience Julia Ries is a writer focusing on all things health and wellness. She has over 10 years of experience in health journalism, and though she has written about pretty much every health topic imaginable, her very favorite thing to write about is mental health and the many ways in which it influences how we think, feel, act, and, ultimately, live. There's so much misinformation circulating about health; I find it necessary to search for the truth. Education Julia has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and magazine journalism from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Before transferring to Boston College and becoming copy editor of the university newspaper, Julia attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University where she was an arts and feature editor for JERK Magazine. 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.