Riyana Straetker

Riyana Straetker
Title: Senior Editor, Updates
Education: Syracuse University
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Expertise: Editing, Reporting, Health Journalism
  • Senior Editor, Updates at Health; responsible for updating existing content.
  • Has nearly a decade of experience in the health, wellness, and parenting spaces.
  • Previously held positions at Verywell Family, POPSUGAR, Parents magazine, and more.


Riyana joined Health in 2023 as the senior editor of updates. In her role, she focuses on updating existing content to ensure it meets Health's rigorous standards.

For nearly a decade, Riyana has covered the health, wellness, parenting, and lifestyle spaces. She began her editorial career at Parents magazine, eventually moving on to editorial positions at POPSUGAR and Verywell Family before joining Health. Her work has appeared in ELLE, Parents magazine, POPSUGAR, 7x7, and more.

As a senior editor at Health, Riyana wants to create best-in-class health content that makes healthcare accessible and understandable.

Taking control of your health means understanding your health. My work focuses on making healthcare accessible and attainable, no matter your background.


Riyana has a bachelor of science in Magazine Journalism and Marketing Management, with a minor in French studies, from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

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.