Sharecare

I have enjoyed doing some freelance editing and writing for Sharecare.com over the past few months.

Sharecare is an interactive, social Q&A platform designed to simplify the search for quality healthcare information and help consumers live their healthiest life. Sharecare is empowering users with high-quality, relevant answers to their health questions from multiple expert perspectives and with interactive health and wellness tools to take action on what they’ve learned.

Below are examples of quizzes I compiled for them from their expert resources.

CrashFlasher White Paper

The St. Christopher Project, an organization dedicated to saving lives by improving the safety of drivers everywhere, approached me to write a white paper on the dangers of distracted driving and roadside crashes. Their new and innovative product, the CrashFlasher, is designed to help alert traffic of a roadside vehicle. Of interest to them for this effort were 1)  the prevalence of distracted driving due to inattention other than the obvious and well-researched effect of the use of technology and 2) roadside crashes into disabled or stationary vehicles.

Considerable research using government and non-government publications was involved in this project. The white paper,Crashes Into Disabled or Stopped Vehicles: An Under-Estimated Danger in Today’s Distracted World, is currently in use on their web site as a marketing tool for fleet sales of the product.

SBIR Grants

As a research scientist at a small biotech start-up, I was Principal Investigator on and helped write several  successful Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants to NASA and NIH. Total funding for these grants alone was over 2.3 million dollars.

NIH SBIR

  • Defined Biomatrix Model for Human Vascular Studies
  • High Resolution Robotic Telemammography System
  • Automated PC-Based Spot Detection for 2D Gel Analysis

NASA SBIR

  • A Dynamically Controlled Vapor Diffusion Protein Crystal Growth.
  • A Dynamically Controlled Temperature-Induced Protein Crystal Growth System.
  • High-throughput micro-crystallization system.
  • Raman Spectroscopy as a Non-Invasive Indicator of Protein Crystal Quality.

 

Scientific Papers

During my academic career and while at a biotech start-up, several articles were published in peer-reviewed journals. The titles of these papers are: