Ken Wilan

Ken Wilan, Director:
Healthcare, Medicine + Life Sciences Practice

University of Pennsylvania, BA in English
Study at Wharton included entrepreneurialism + marketing.

Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program, Hunter College:
Completed 2-year program in basic sciences

Fellow, Jack R. Howard Science Reporting Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Journalist | Writer · Editor · Producer Consumer, professional journals + trade coverage of healthcare, medicine, patient care, science, biotechnology, R&D, pharma, life sciences, medical technology, business, and academia.  

Editor/Correspondent: Scientific American, Nature, The Scientist, GenomeWeb, The Boston Globe, Nature Biotechnology

Writer: Scientific American, Nature, Cell, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Harvard Medical Alumni Bulletin, Penn Medicine

Author: Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby + Contributing Author: Understanding the Genome

Writing samples browse below

Communications: Producer + Strategist + Consultant

Founder, HealthAngle, USA + Europe: Services + tools to improve doctor-patient communications; patient engagement, education + care experience/satisfaction; care quality + healthcare delivery.

Senior Science Writer, Boston Children’s Hospital: Partnership at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust with clinical department chiefs, researchers, clinicians and hospital executives to plan, produce and track communications programming highlighting philanthropic and sponsorship opportunities supporting clinical and research initiatives.

Founding Director of Patient + Family Writing Program, Boston Children’s Hospital /Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Writing program founded to help patients being treated by the Pediatric Advanced Care Team and family members share through writing.

Consultant, (acquired by Everyday Health, Inc.): Communications strategy and content development pre-launch and post-launch for start-up bringing physicians timely action-oriented summaries of research news relevant to patient concerns.

Editor + Content Developer, (partnership of PersonalPath Systems and Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey): Content development and production pre-launch and post-launch for patient portal with medical + wellness news and information, resources and management tools.

Communications Consultant, Princeton University: Internal and external communications for University’s Office of Communications.

Editorial Director, Creamer Dickson Basford: Editorial management and production for public relations firm + account supervision of client work for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.

Editor + Content Developer, The Princeton Review: Development and production of educational content for high school science tutoring programs and test preparation courses, including MCAT and GMAT exams.

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