Jodie grew up in rural North Carolina and has the accent to prove it.
She has spent her career analyzing public policies to improve public health and writing about ways to use research to inform policy. She also just likes to write and has taken every opportunity—from op-eds to press releases, academic manuscripts to tweets, policy reports to company newsletters, to hone her craft and improve the way we share ideas with each other.
Jodie has worked with non-profits, think tanks, academic institutions and scientific research institutes to bring their work to the public. Sometimes this means taking a fully-formed idea and translating it into something a layperson can understand. Sometimes it means taking the germ of an idea and doing the research necessary to expand it into a fully-written report. Jodie has experience working with large teams and accomplished individuals who lack the time or inclination to produce their own reports and articles.
Jodie holds Master’s degrees in both Public Policy and Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University and uses her training to provide the research and writing necessary to fully communicate ideas.
Jodie has conducted in-depth reporting and produced a number of policy reports. Here are links to a few of her reports:
Making Parents’ Health Care a Priority
Articles and Op-eds
Jodie has written articles and opinion pieces for national and regional publications, The following are links to some of her recent work:
You’re Probably Too Late In Caring About Skin Cancer. I Was. (Huffington Post)
Long Hospital Stays Don’t Affect Only The Patient (Huffington Post)
Scientific Journal Articles
Jodie has been part of research teams and has written several peer-reviewed journal articles, which have been published in top medical journals, including JAMA. Please contact her for samples.