Medical Daily strives to provide timely, coherent, and accurately sourced information about breaking health news, scientific trends, and innovations. Our mission is to contribute to our readers' personal health empowerment by helping make sense of the complex and constantly changing field of medical knowledge.
We intend to deliver news you can use about the latest developments in medicine, with thorough analysis and no ambiguity about its validity or accuracy. We value honesty, balance, and credibility in our reporting, and aim to present all developments in scientific research clearly, succinctly, factually, and in context, with interpretations that include diverse perspectives and expert commentary.
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.
The Editorial Staff
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.
As Editorial Director, Elijah Wolfson is responsible for supervising the development and execution of original content creation on MedicalDaily.com. He is passionate about exposing issues of health inequality both domestically and globally. Elijah is a New Jersey native who switched coasts to attend the University of California, Berkeley, from which he graduated with a BA in Rhetoric and Creative Writing. Before joining Medical Daily in 2012, Elijah was Editorial Director of Healthline.com, where he managed the site’s content strategy and execution. Elijah is also a contributor to the Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, Vice, and Huffington Post.
Nadia is responsible for managing the day-to-day editorial strategy for Medical Daily. She earned her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2012. Prior to entering law school, she studied Media and Professional Communications as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh. As a freelance writer, Nadia has been published in Newsweek, Clutch Magazine, Charged Magazine, and on OpposingViews.com. She also co-authored a legal backgrounder entitled Criminalizing Hate: America’s Legislative Response to Bias Crimes in 2011.
Social & Content Marketing Manager
Nalin is responsible for Medical Daily’s social media and content marketing strategy. He earned an MBA in marketing from Fordham University where he graduated summa cum laude. When he’s not obsessing over strategy, you can find him enjoying puns, craft beers, and high fives.
Vanessa Martinez has worked as a local news reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and WHYY's NewsWorks. Her copy editing experience ranges from magazine features to journalism program work. At her most recent position with Independence Blue Cross, she edited benefit summaries for Health Care Reform. She earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sabrina is a medical reporter covering fitness, nutrition, and everyday health. She received her BA in English from the University at Buffalo and her MA in Journalism from New York University. Sabrina has also written for many publications including CNBC and Real Estate Weekly, and served as the volunteer news editor for the New York Asian Women’s center.
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 medical reporter covering mental health and international health news. She has written for Capital New York and The New Presence, and previously worked as a designer with the Internet Technology team at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague. She graduated from New York University with a double major in Journalism and Studio Art.
Justin Caba recently graduated from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA with a degree in Communications: Journalism. He has a passion for exercise and healthy living that translates well into his writing. Justin also reports on major sporting news including announcements from the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Dana graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, earning a BA in Linguistics and an MA in Journalism and Media Communications. She worked for Cover Media in London as a proofreader and translator before returning to New York in February 2014. She is an avid writer and covers a wide array of subjects for Medical Daily.
A graduate of Yale and City University of New York, Susan Scutti has over two decades of professional writing experience behind her. Publication credits include The Christian Science Monitor, New York Quarterly and Cura. Her fourth novel, Self-Improvers, is forthcoming.
Anthony Rivas was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He’s passionate about skateboarding, music, and traveling, and his editorial experiences range from photo magazines to urban culture blogs.
Chris Weller covers trending health and science news as a medical reporter. His work has appeared in the Village Voice, the New York Times East Village Blog: The Local, and City Spoonful. He holds a dual degree in journalism and sociology from New York University, where he spent four years cultivating a deep passion for pop culture analysis, essay writing, and people watching.
Shweta earned her undergraduate degree in Microbiology and graduate degree in Computer Applications from Mumbai University. Prior to working for Medical Daily, she developed e-learning courses for target audiences of all ages. Shweta's love for language led her to learn several local and foreign languages. She enjoys travelling and has spent time in foreign countries including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Matthew Mientka has a Master’s degree in journalism from American University and has worked as a reporter, speechwriter, and public relations specialist. He began writing at age 19 for a local newspaper in Vermont and has worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., and New York City. He now lives in northern Vermont.
Erica Robinson is a weekend reporter for Medical Daily. She earned her Masters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and her Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University. As a bilingual (English and Spanish) multimedia journalist, Erica has had opportunities to report in both Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Ben Wolford is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and the Tampa Bay Times. Previously, he was a staff writer at the South Florida Sun Sentinel covering government, politics and crime. Follow him on Twitter @benwolford.
Janissa Delzo is a Journalism student with a Health Communication minor at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was born and raised in Middlesex, New Jersey. She has a passion for health/fitness, basketball, and enjoys traveling and exploring new places. During summer 2014 she will be reporting on a wide range of health topics for Medical Daily and is responsible for monitoring social media.