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 an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker and a Huffington Post contributor.
Cindy Del Rosario
After receiving a BA in mathematics and history from UC Berkeley, Cindy worked in educational publishing and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, teaching physics and health. In between editing on the weekends, she studies nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, with interests in health disparities, veterans' health, hospice, and palliative care.
Mina Kang has written for culture and lifestyle magazines in New York and Boston, primarily about food and the arts—two of her big passions. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago.
Nsikan Akpan, PhD
Nsikan Akpan is a medical reporter who specializes in infectious disease and mental health. His writing has also been featured in Scientific American, Science Magazine, NatureNews, and The Scientist Magazine. He earned his PhD in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine from Columbia University in 2012, where he studied drug treatments for stroke victims.
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’s covered a variety of film festivals, the Sprout Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival. Born and raised in New York, she is a fan of all NY teams; her favorite hockey team is the New York Rangers.
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.
Nadia-Elysse is a writer, pop culture enthusiast and current events aficionado. 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.
Matthew Mientka has a Master's degree in journalism from American University and has worked as a journalist, speech writer, and public relations specialist. He has written about medicine, defense, finance, transportation, and robotics. Matthew had his first reporting job at age 19 at a daily newspaper in Vermont.
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.
Christie Rizk is a reporter and editor based in New York. She is a regular contributor to MedicalDaily, and her work has appeared in the New York Genome Center’s blog, Genome Technology magazine, Techonomy, Reuters, and The Brooklyn Paper.
Ashik Siddique is a Brooklyn native and Wesleyan University graduate, with a B.A. in Neuroscience & Behavior. A former managing editor and administrator of the campus blog Wesleying, he is interested in the ways that neuroscience, biotechnology, and the Internet are changing our culture.
A recent graduate from CUNY Hunter College, with a BA in biology, Anoopa worked in labs throughout New York City and Cape Cod to gain experience with the hot topics of the science world. While reporting major scientific findings for MedicalDaily.com, she is working toward a yoga teacher training licensure and will eventually pursue a doctorate in neuroscience.
Ansa Varughese has always been a science enthusiast with an interest in genetics and wildlife conservation. She has written profiles, news features, and research stories for the science journal BioTechniques. Among the topics Varughese has covered are stem cell research, evolutionary biology and research misconduct. Recently, she has reported abroad in Turkana, Kenya about the severely long, harsh droughts and how it impedes on lives of Turkana people.
Jonathan Weiss, PHD
Jonathan Weiss completed his doctoral training in Molecular Oncology and Immunology at the New York University School of Medicine. He has experience in the biotechnology sector working for a small startup and by evaluating prospective technologies for New York University.
Evan Winchester received his BA in Biology from UC Berkeley and his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He is also a contributing writer at Interview Magazine.