Nick Blackmer Expertise: Consumer Health, Patient Information More than 20 years of experience as a researcher in print publishingInvolved in the development and revision of hundreds of publicationsExperience with content on consumer health, patient education, safety, emergency preparedness, violence prevention, child abuse prevention, substance abuse, healthcare staff training, and parenting Experience Nick Blackmer is an online researcher with extensive experience helping to keep content credible and up-to-date.He began his research career as a library reference assistant, then worked for more than 20 years as a researcher for a print publisher that aimed to help readers live better, healthier, safer lives.Nick has worked on content spanning the human life cycle, from pregnancy and birth to hospice and palliative care and many points in between. Education Nick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Boston University and a Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons University.As a graduate student, he honed his research and fact-checking skills at the reference desk in the undergraduate library. 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.