Nice to meet you!

I’m Barbara Brody, a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and wellness.
I regularly write for numerous magazines and websites, including, WebMD, and Woman’s Day. I also produce branded content for companies like Johnson & Johnson, Rite Aid, and SilverSneakers.

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 feisty five-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 American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and a former president of the Newswomen’s Club of New York. 

A 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 or follow me on Twitter @bbrodyhealth