Medical Daily is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” —we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends.
Medical Daily determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda and speculation.
Chief Content Officer and Publisher
Johnathan Davis is Chief Content Officer of IBT Media Inc. He is responsible for digital content strategy across the company's global network, and the deployment and delivery across new and existing platforms. Davis co-founded the company with Chief Executive Officer Etienne Uzac.
Elijah Wolfson is a writer, editor, and multimedia journalist currently based out of New York. He is a Senior Editor at Newsweek and the Editorial Director of Medical Daily. He is also a contributor to the Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, and the Huffington Post, and has appeared on BBC World News. Elijah was awarded the 2013 – 2014 Langeloth Health Journalism Fellowship at the John Jay College Center on Media, Crime, and Justice.
Nadia-Elysse Harris is responsible for managing the day-to-day editorial strategy for Medical Daily. She studied Media and Professional Communications as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh and earned her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2012. As a writer, Nadia’s work has appeared in Newsweek, Clutch Magazine, Charged Magazine, Joint Interest, and Blavity.
Social & Content Marketing Manager
Nalin Kaul is responsible for Medical Daily’s social media and content marketing strategy. He earned an MBA in marketing and finance from Fordham University where he graduated summa cum laude. When he’s not obsessing over strategy and ideas, you can find him enjoying puns, craft beers, and high fives.
Social Media Coordinator
Brittany Williams is the Social Media Coordinator for Medical Daily. She attended the University of Chicago where she earned a degree in Biological Chemistry. When she isn't managing social media, she can be found knitting, cooking and trying new restaurants in search of the best white pizza in the world.
Front Page Editor
Anthony Rivas is a writer and editor in NYC. He's a lover of all things bulldog, an emphatic eater (often called "the Human Yelp"), and an avid skateboarder. Besides Medical Daily, he's also written for Newsweek, MTV, Resource magazine, and the urban-culture blog 12ozProphet.
Tommy Hawkins is Medical Daily's video editor and shooter. He earned his MS in Journalism at Columbia University and his Bachelors from FAMU in Broadcast Journalism. Tommy recently started a video production company and traveled the world for 3 months for a sports documentary. This science nerd by day transforms into a NYC socialite at night.
Kelly Rush is the copy editor for Medical Daily. She began her career as a reporter working for metro newspapers in Southern California where she covered crime, politics, and many other subjects, and still jumps at the sound of a police scanner. She also worked as an editor, public relations manager, and writing teacher before coming to New York City to earn her MFA in creative writing from The New School, where she earned the school's top literary prize in non-fiction writing. She lives in Brooklyn, steps from the waterfront.
Staff Reporter/On-Camera Personality
Sabrina Bachai is a reporter and on-camera personality for Medical Daily. She received her MA in journalism from New York University and her BA in English from The University at Buffalo. Sabrina has written for Newsweek, SELF Magazine, and has appeared on Good Morning America. In her spare time she runs her own lifestyle blog, SabrinaBachai.com and loves playing with her fur baby, Tyrion the Havanese.
Jaleesa Baulkman is a staff reporter for Medical Daily. She holds a BA in Journalism and Black Studies from SUNY New Paltz and enjoys covering health stories for Medical Daily. When she isn't writing, she can be found googling pictures of men in crop tops and eating French fries.
Senior Staff Reporter
Liz Borreli is a writer, a film critic and a sports enthusiast. She received her BA in Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College, where she wrote for two school papers, The Hunter Word and The Envoy. Liz has also contributed to the neighborhood paper the Greenpoint Gazette covering local issues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her coverage of recent film festivals include the Sprout Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.
Lecia Bushak is a reporter covering mental health and international news. She graduated from New York University with a double major in Journalism and Studio Art, and is originally from Cleveland, OH. When she's not writing, she enjoys biking, exploring, and painting. Her writing has also appeared in Newsweek and Capital New York.
Justin Caba is a New York City based writer with a BA in Journalism from Susquehanna University. Along with Medical Daily, he has contributed to Newsweek and the Journal News. While focusing on nutrition and fitness, he also stays up-to-date on all the happenings in professional and collegiate sports.
Ed Cara is a Brooklyn-based writer and pug enthusiast. When not delving into the nitty-gritty of psychology, sociology, and public health, he enjoys running, moonlighting as a improv comedian, and volunteering. Please don't let him show you his Christopher Walken accent. He has previously contributed to The Atlantic and Pacific Standard magazine.
Stephanie Castillo is an avid writer, runner, and snacker, though not at the same time. She holds a BA in Professional Writing and Mass Communications from King’s College, and joins the Medical Daily team after nearly three years of working as an assistant online editor for Prevention. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, Refinery 29, Prevention, and Well + Good NYC.
Dana Dovey was born and raised in New York but spent five years in England studying at The University of Hertfordshire and drinking an unnatural amount of tea. She has an MA in Journalism and Media Communications and enjoys covering science and technology stories for Medical Daily. Dana previously worked for Cover Media in London and has contributed to Newsweek magazine.
Samantha Olson is a Long Island native, beach bum, and runner with a passion for nutrition and public health. She earned her BA in Professional Writing with a Business Administration minor at King’s College, and her MS in Journalism at Stony Brook University. She was selected by the National Press Foundation as a 2015 Journalism Fellow for Mayo Clinic’s Precision Medicine Program.
Susan Scutti works as a reporter for Medical Daily and contributes on occasion to Newsweek magazine. She also writes novels. Her stories, poems, and reviews have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, New York Quarterly, Philadelphia Review of Books, Sensitive Skin, and other journals and anthologies. She graduated from Yale, later earned a Master's from CUNY. Generally, she prefers dogs to cats.