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A Christopher

Portland, Oregon, United States

Email: achristopher@achristopher.com


Writing experience (examples)
Pharmaceutical Business Strategies, Privacy law, March/April 05 (feature)
Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation Magazine, Feb 05, April 05 ongoing (health shorts)
Esquire Magazine Jan 05 Preemptive Sandwiches (short section piece)
Hospitals & Health Networks Dec 04, Pharmacists: Over the counter to the bedside (feature)
Alternative Medicine Magazine Nov/Dec 2004 (+ Jan, Feb 05) news stories (health shorts)
Men’s Health November 04, Couplegram section, Mating rituals, following her lead (health short)
Mother Jones.com Oct 04, Domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic: another health system failure (news feature)
American Diabetes Association, DOC News Oct 04 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome diagnoses (feature)
Around the Clock, Reading Hospital, Reading, PA, Sept 04, Preparing parents for birth (feature)
Alternet.org August 18, 04, States of Denial: Emergency Contraception (feature)
CNS Long-Term Care, August 04 “Alzheimer’s research helps patients partner on long term care” (news)
National Cancer Institute Journal, July 7, 04 HPV & Cervical Cancer Debate (news analysis)

Health related experience
HIV treatment hotline, Project Inform, San Francisco, CA 2003-2004 (volunteer)
Biology of HIV course, City College of San Francisco: Jan-May 2003
Hepatitis A, B & C, City College of San Francisco: Feb-April 2004

Association memberships
Association Health Care Journalists & chapter head, SF Bay Area (2004)

Interests: health care, health care policy

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Nonfiction

  • HIV/AIDS services failing in the US
  • Pharmacists: Over-the-counter and at the bedside
  • Health news: Vitamin D; smart eating; accupressure
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: diagnostic challenges
  • HPV - public health debate over cervical cancer