Barbara Brody



Barbara Brody is a New York-based freelance writer and editor who specializes in health and wellness. A veteran of the glossy print magazine industry, she served as Health Director at SHAPE and Health Editor at Woman's Day before going freelance. Barbara prides herself on her ability to translate complex medical topics into stories that everyone can understand and enjoy. You'll find her work in consumer outlets including WebMD, Health, AARP, and Better Homes & Gardens. She also creates content for hospitals, medical schools, and health-related non-profits. 

Barbara has produced several stories that have garnered National Health Information Awards, as well as pieces that received accolades from the Deadline Club, the American Pain Society, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the National Marrow Donor Program, and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Most recently, she served as lead editor and writer of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Annual Report, which was named Best Annual Report of 2021 by the Content Marketing Institute. 

Barbara is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), a past president of the Newswomen’s Club of New York, and a graduate of Cornell University. She resides in Westchester with her husband, daughter, and two rescue rabbits. Learn more at