With a background as a medical research team member and writer, the primary focus of Jeri's career has been the promotion of good health and prevention of disease. Her recent experience working on a study examining the link between lupus and atherosclerosis gave her unique insight into the chronic condition she writes so passionately about.
Jeri has worked with a variety of medical researchers and contributed to studies on diseases and conditions such as lupus, Alzheimer's disease, and HIV. From screening and enrolling participants to collecting medical histories and relaying results, she has extensive experience working with patients first-hand.
Prior to entering the public health field, she was a newspaper writer and editor. Jeri has also written for clinical medical journals.
Jeri has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Boston University School of Medicine.
After seeing the way people have coped with lupus, many without an accurate diagnosis, I was very interested in seeing what I could do for this struggling population of adults and children. When you meet someone who says they have had lupus symptoms for 10 years before they even knew what they had, it makes you curious.