Kathleen Doheny

Title: Freelance Journalist
Education: Ball State University
Expertise: Health, Human Behavior, Medicine
  • Freelance health journalist for more than three decades
  • Contributes to Health, WebMD, and Medscape, among other publications
  • She is an avid jogger and hiker


Kathleen Doheny has been a freelance health journalist for more than three decades.

Besides Health, she currently contributes to WebMD, Medscape, Practical Pain Management, Psycom, Senior Planet, among others. Past credits include the Los Angeles Times (regular health column, travel health column, automotive health and safety column) and national magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Cosmpolitan, Allure and others.

For seven years, she taught feature writing at UCLA Extension. She is a jogger and a hiker.

Covering health topics is never boring, always changing, often fascinating.


Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Ball State University. She minored in public speaking.

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