Naugle is the Health Executive Editor and oversees Health Features and Articles. She would like information emphasizing service angles and any news that can be tied to a current event or trend. She is interested in prevention and screening as well as treatment. Drug news should be in phase three. Naugle emphasizes that all pitches should pertain to young women, otherwise she is not interested. Healthcare reform is of interest as well as information on fitness heart disease and breast cancer.
Naugle wants to hear from experts her readers can understand and relate to. She welcomes exclusives and wants to provide readers with an understanding of medical research and news that pertains to them.
Mulvihill is Health Editor and Producer who handles all related news content. She is interested in any health-related topics, celebrities with health-related causes, trends in health and wellness, medical breakthroughs, medical studies, advances in medical technology, groundbreaking surgeries, health-related beauty & skin topics, new treatments, human-interest pieces with a medical angle and mysterious illnesses. She can be contacted Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's and Friday's.
When pitching for feature videos, Mulvihill prefers stories in the New York metro area. Stories can be national/international for feature articles. Do not contact her regarding news coverage.
Goodwin is a Freelance Writer and covers Health and Medicine, War, Conflict, Human Rights, Personality Profiles, Human Interest, Investigative Reports, Profiles and Middle East and Islam. She is also a contributing editor for More. She is also available for lectures. She prefers to be contacted by e-mail. The best times to contact her are weekdays from 9am to 6pm.
Goodwin previously served as a contributing editor and the senior international editor for Marie Claire. Her previous experience includes serving as an executive editor at Ladies' Home Journal, working at the New York Times Magazine Development Company, serving as a radio reporter for the BBC and a news editor for Britain's largest news and feature syndication agency.
Bain is the Health Director and can be reached via e-mail.
Bain was named the health director in January 2010 and previously served as the features editor. Before that she served as the the health and consumer service director for Reader's Digest, where she created and guided all health, fitness, nutrition and psychology coverage in the magazine including many of the top-selling cover stories. She also wrote for the blog, Healthy Dose. Bain also formerly served as health director for Ladies' Home Journal and deputy editor for In Style special issues. She has written for publications including WebMD, InStyle, The New York Times, Real Simple and Marie Claire.
Park is a Staff Writer at TIME covering Medical/Health, Science and Pharmaceuticals. She is also a contributor at TIME Healthland.She is the department head for science coverage and is particularly interested in diseases, including AIDS, anxiety, cancer, heart disease, spinal cord injury, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease. Pitch her information on research and new developments in the medical and health fields. Call or e-mail before sending a fax. No follow-up calls. The best days to reach her are Mondays and Tuesdays.
Kleffman is a Health Staff Writer covering Public Health, Health Policy and Medical Trends for the Bay Area News Group - The Oakland (CA) Tribune, the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, CA and BANG - Pleasanton in Pleasanton (CA). Pitches must have a strong local angle. She is interested in research that originates in the region. She will look at studies from intuitions outside of Northern California, but she needs an area patient or organization to put a local face on the story. She rarely writes about clinical trials. However, significant drugs in Phase 3 trials catch her attention. She wants embargoed research a few days before the studies release, and likes the full study. She prefers local experts, but is open to sources from outside the area that can comment on a study. When promoting new procedures, it helps if she can follow a local patient's progress from beginning to end, and HIPAA compliance is facilitated. Also, make sure the procedure is truly new. Send press materials via e-mail and be judicious with calls.
Seinfeld assists in overseeing newsroom operations and covers a wide range of news topics as Assistant News Director and Health & Science Reporter. He is interested in healthcare and science stories of interest to viewers in western Washington. Seinfeld would like to be receive press releases, white papers, and research studies that are being published. He does not want to receive new books or "expert" availabilities. He adds that they don't have any talk shows, so please don't send anything geared toward that format. Also, do not send information about fund-raisers. He adds that PR professionals shouldn't automatically expect a call-back. He'll call if he wants more information and if he isn't already on another story, or he may pass it to another reporter. He is available from 9am to 11am, and again from 5am to 6am, though he does tend to be busy at the end of the day. He suggests that PR professionals leave him a voice message or e-mail him; he can also be contacted by fax. Do not send him large attachments; include key information at the top of your message. He'd rather receive a web link than an attachment.
Ruppel Shell is a Correspondent writing about Health and Science. Contact her by e-mail.
Ruppel Shell has written several books on obesity and child care and has also contributed to the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, Discover Magazine, and the Smithsonian. She was the science editor on the PBS series Bodywatch and the WNET series Innovation. Ruppel Shell was a Vannevar Bush Fellow at the Massachusettes Institute of Technology. She is a professor at Boston University.
Alltucker is a Reporter covering the Healthcare Industry, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology for The Arizona Republic. His coverage area includes the Phoenix area and biotechnology companies throughout the state as well as the Phoenix branch of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is open to business angles on new treatments offered by local hospitals and his biotechnology beat includes business angles on devices, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and biologics. He is interested in VC funding, start-ups, spin-offs from local research institutions and late-stage clinical trials of drugs or devices developed by Arizona companies. Contact him via e-mail. Don't include large attachments unless they are requested and he discourages phone calls.
"Matt" Herper is a Senior Editor covering Biotechnology, Healthcare, the Pharmaceutical Industry and Medical Business for Forbes and a Blogger for Science Business and The Medicine Show.
"I cover science and medicine as it related to big publicly traded companies such as those on the stock exchange. Small companies will only warrant coverage only if they do something truly interesting. Print is kinder to smaller companies than to big ones," he says. He prefers to receive more information rather than less and if a company is regularly putting out analysis, he will probably cover it at some point in time. He also welcome information from industry experts and research studies that are business oriented.
Asp is a Freelance Journalist who covers Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Travel and Pets. She is also a Contributing Writer for Oxygen magazine and a Contributing Editor for Woman's Day and Dog Fancy. She is interested in receiving "anything that will give a new angle to what I cover."
In regards to PR professionals, she recommends: "Always e-mail me first, which will get my attention more than a phone call. But give me some time to respond as I get dozens of e-mails a day. If I am interested in your idea/product, I'll let you know." Contact her by e-mail.
Asp is the co-author of Understanding Your Food Allergies and Intolerances (St. Martins, 2012). As a fitness expert, she is a fanatic about downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, Nordic walking, hiking, kayaking and yoga. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and literature from Miami University and a master's degree in literature from Indiana University. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Society of American Travel Writers. In addition, Asp holds certifications from the American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer and fitness instructor.