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Jen Uscher joined as a contributing writer and content strategist in 2017. She develops, researches, and writes educational content, feature articles, and blog posts.

A science and health reporter for more than two decades, Jen began her career working on the website for the PBS science series NOVA and went on to contribute to dozens of consumer magazines and websites including,, Popular Science, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Consumer Reports ShopSmart, and AARP the Magazine. She has also written for nonprofits including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has a BS in communication from Emerson College and an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.

Jen first became aware of when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Together they searched for information online so they could be better informed during discussions with her physicians.

“ stood out as the best resource online for helping us understand her diagnosis and treatment options,” Jen says. “That’s why I’m excited to be part of the team and to help create content that empowers people to make informed decisions about their care.”

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