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Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD

Medical Sociologist and Medical Writer

I’m an award-winning medical writer, a medical editor, and a medical sociologist. I’ve written 5 books: Body Signs: How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Bantam), Baby Body Signs: The Head to Toe Guide to Your Child’s Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years (Bantam), The Unofficial Guide to Getting Pregnant (Wiley), The Unofficial Guide to Overcoming Infertility (Macmillan), and In Pursuit of Pregnancy (Newmarket,). I also ghostwrote Women Under the Influence (Johns Hopkins University Press) for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. My articles have appeared in such publications as AARP Bulletin, Ms. Magazine, Newsweek, Redbook, Self, and Vogue, and on many websites including Huffington Post, Health News Digest, Savvy Magazine Online, Senior Planet, and Women’s Health.gov. I’ve also been a consulting writer/editor for the dermatology service of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for the past 4 ½ years.

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