Nice to meet you!

I’m Barbara Brody, a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and wellness.  I regularly write for numerous consumer outlets including WebMD, Health, and AARP. I also produce content for hospitals and medical schools, ghostwrite for medical professionals, and create annual reports and newsletters for health-related non-profits. 

A 15-year veteran of the magazine industry, I served as Health Director at SHAPE before striking out as a freelancer. Prior to SHAPE, I spent several years at Woman’s Day, where I worked on the print magazine, blogged for, and hosted audio podcasts and web videos. Earlier in my career, I held staff positions at Weight Watchers Magazine and MORE. 

A few other fun facts: I’m a native (suburban) New Yorker, avid traveler, and the mom of a sassy seven-year-old. I serve as a judge for the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) annual contest and have produced several stories that garnered National Health Information Awards. I’m a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and Science Writers in New York (SWINY) and a former president of the Newswomen’s Club of New York

graduate of Cornell University, I currently reside in Westchester with my husband and daughter.

Want to hire me, or just say hi? Drop me a line at