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About the Author
Anne McGrath is the managing editor of U.S. News & World Report's publications. She has created and implemented the editorial vision for numerous editions of U.S. News' annual "Best" guidebooks -- such as Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools, and Best Hospitals -- as well as editing such U.S. News publications as A Parent's Guide to STEM and U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Law Schools. A former high school English teacher, Anne's experience as a magazine journalist includes extensive coverage of education, health, personal finance, and investing.
Avery Comarow is Health Rankings Editor for U.S. News & World Report and is frequently quoted by the news media and health care publications as an authority on evaluating the quality of health care. Avery created U.S. News' Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals rankings and its Best Nursing Homes ratings.
Arlene Weintraub is a science journalist and author with 20years of experience writing about healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Her newbook,Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures (ECW Press2015), bringsto life the world of comparative oncology and the many ways dogs are helping in the war on cancer. Her first book,Selling the Fountain of Youth(Basic Books2010), is an expose on the anti-aging industry.
Courtney Rubin was for five years a London-based staff writer forPeoplemagazine. She has reported stories on six continents, in countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Indonesia. Rubin, a former senior writer forWashingtonianmagazine, has written for theNew York Timesmagazine,U.S. News & World Report's guidebooks, Time,Marie Claire,The Guardianand other publications. She is the author ofThe Weight-Loss Diaries(McGraw-Hill, 2004).
A graduate of the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Beth Howard worked in New York as an associate editor and in Los Angeles as the West Coast editor forOmniMagazine, covering science and the environment. She served as senior editor atSELF, New Woman(health), andMy Generationmagazines, and later returned toSELFas editor-at-large. Beth has penned scores of articles for print and digital, includingGood Housekeeping, Conceive, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, The Washington Post, Glamour, Prevention, Fitness,Ladies’ Home Journal, MORE, AARP: The Magazine,U.S. News & World Report, andWoman’s Day, and has written health columns forDetails, Bride’s, Shape, Babytalk,andReader’s Digest. In 1998, she published the book,Mind Your Body: A Sexual Health and Wellness Guide for Women(St. Martin’s Press).
Katherine Hobson is a health and science writer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, FiveThirtyEight, SELF, Money, Nautilus, NPR’s Shots blog and National Geographic online, among other publications.
Margaret Loftus is an award-winning journalist, editor, and content creator specializing in food, travel, higher education, and healthcare. She has worked for a variety of print and digital media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, NationalGeographic.com, and Virtuoso Life magazine. She is a contributingn editor for National Geographic Traveler.
Elizabeth Gardner has been a freelance writer since 1993, focusing on health care business and policy (especially health information technology and measuring the quality of care), medical research, bio- and nanotechnology, and the Internet and electronic commerce. She is a contributing editor for Health Data Management and has written for such publications as Modern Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Executive, Journal of American Health Policy, U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal Europe, Popular Science, Health-IT World, and Crain’s Detroit Business.
Michael Morella is an associate editor for U.S. News & World Report, where he covers education, science, and health for usnews.com and the U.S. News guidebooks.
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