Olivia Campbell

A white woman with red hair and blue glasses stands in front of green trees
Title: Editor
Education: Johns Hopkins University, MA in Science and Medical Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University, BS in Journalism
Expertise: Health, Women's Health, Fertility/Reproduction, Public Health
  • Olivia is a health editor for performance marketing at Verywell, where she edits content on health, lifestyle, mental health, and parenting.
  • She is the author of the New York Times best-selling history book “Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine.” 
  • An accomplished health and science journalist, her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Magazine, The Guardian, The Washington Post, SELF, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, and Good Housekeeping, among others.

Experience

Olivia is a health editor for performance marketing at Verywell. She has more than a decade of experience writing about science, health, and parenting topics. From deeply reported feature articles to personal essays, Olivia’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, SELF, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, Undark, STAT News, Good Housekeeping, and Rural Health Quarterly, among others.

Olivia’s varied writing interests and irrepressible curiosity mean she is as comfortable covering topics like reproductive health, cancer, and genetics as she is tackling climate change, psychology, and science history. She wrote a regular column for New York Magazine’s “Science of Us” vertical, where she covered topics in social psychology, public health, mental health, climate change, and fertility. 

Olivia’s first book, “Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine” was published in 2021 and made the New York Times best-seller list. She is hard at work on her second book, “A Flame of Hope: The Women Physicists Who Fled Nazi Germany.”

Read more about her work at www.ocampbellwriter.com

Education

Olivia earned a master’s degree in science and medical writing from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

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.