Who We Are

ActiveBeat is a health and wellness website designed to make healthy living attainable for everyone. We also understand that health and wellness looks different for everyone. As such, our content is extremely diverse and varied. We cover general health topics like diet and nutrition, as well as more specific medical conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Our content has been curated to appeal to people of all ages, who are at different places in their journey.

Our Process

Our goal is to deliver the highest quality content to our readers. As such, all of our content is reviewed by our editors and, if of a medical nature, someone on our team of medical experts. We strive to provide the most factual information by sourcing writers and industry influencers who are passionate about sharing their experiences and knowledge with our audience. While some articles may be updated or edited after publishing, our general editorial process is as follows:

  • Health writers research the topic thoroughly, write and submit the article (along with all referenced sources) to the Managing Editor.
  • The Managing Editor (or supporting Editor) proofreads for things like consistency, grammar, and style.
  • The article, if of a medical nature, is passed to a health professional for fact-checking and approval.
  • The editor confirms any edit requests made by the health professional before publishing.

Our Team

Our team is dedicated to delivering relevant, informative content based on facts and supported by medical professionals. For this reason, we have curated a diverse, knowledgeable group of writers with varying backgrounds – from doctors and nurses to industry influencers with first-hand experience with common medical conditions. This team of experts is dedicated to providing ActiveBeat readers with factual information that can help them lead happier, healthier lives.

Meet the Members of Our Team:

  • Katherine George

    Katherine George

    Katherine is the Senior Managing Editor of ActiveBeat and Childhood. She is constantly striving to live a more active and healthy life, from eating healthy, exercising, and just spending more time outdoors. She enjoys cooking (with wine), walking her dog, reading, and recently joined a yoga studio!

  • Clarissa Vanner

    Clarissa Vanner

    Clarissa is the Junior Managing Editor of ActiveBeat. She aspires to live a healthy lifestyle by staying active and eating foods that nourish her body, but she isn't afraid to indulge in a little chocolate here and there! Clarissa loves cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her dog. In her free time, you'll find her relaxing in her hammock or curled up on the couch reading a book.

  • Olivia DiPede

    Olivia DiPede

    Olivia loves all things beauty, fitness and health. In her free time, she can be found taking yoga classes, visiting Sephora and creating content for her personal lifestyle blog. She loves to travel to new countries, read thriller novels and spend time with her family.

  • Katie Ormsby

    Katie Ormsby

    Katie is a writer based in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in journalism and political science from the University of Washington. In her free time, Katie loves spending time with family, reading, and going to the movies and theater. She also enjoys getting out in the fresh air to explore parks.

  • Patty Weasler, RN

    Patty Weasler

    Patty is a freelance health writer and nurse (BSN, CCRN). She has worked as a critical care nurse for over 10 years and loves educating people about their health. When she's not working, Patty enjoys any outdoor activity that she can do with her husband and three kids.

  • Eric Leckie, PT

    Eric Leckie, PT

    Eric Leckie is a men's health Physiotherapist specializing in prostate cancer treatment. He completed his studies in Australia earning his Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne. He currently works in a private practice, in addition to owning his own Telehealth Physiotherapy clinic which focuses on treating men with prostate cancer.

  • Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE

    Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE

    Julie Ching is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in Los Angeles. She decided to become a Dietitian after traveling through Europe, South America, and Asia and discovered a passion for food. She now works with people of all ages and varying disease states to improve their health. She is passionate about teaching people about nutrition so they can live their best life while still considering their cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Lily Adelzadeh, MD

    Lily Adelzadeh, MD

    Dr. Lily Adelzadeh is a board-certified dermatologist. She received her medical degree from UCLA and completed her dermatology residency at Tulane University. Her areas of special interest include acne, skin cancer surveillance, excisions and cosmetic dermatology. She loves seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son.

  • Dr. Jenny Liu, MD

    Jenny Liu

    Dr. Jenny Liu is a board-certified dermatologist and an assistant professor in the Twin Cities. Her academic interests are complex medical dermatology, ethnic dermatology and medical education. She uses her blog and Instagram (@derm.talk) to educate others on all things dermatology and share her own tips and tricks regarding skin care.

  • Dr. Gerald Morris

    Dr. Gerald Morris

    Gerald Morris, MD is a family medicine/internal medicine physician with over 20 years expertise in the medical arena. Dr. Morris has spent time as a clinician, clinical research coordinator/manager, medical writer, and instructor. He is a proponent of patient education as a tool in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions.

  • Dr. Andrea Eisenberg, MD

    Dr. Andrea Eisenberg, MD

    Andrea Eisenberg, MD is a board certified OB/GYN in the Metro Detroit area. She has dedicated her life to caring for women through all stages of their lives -- from adolescence, to delivering babies, and later into menopause. Her special interests include minimally invasive surgeries, adolescence, family planning, infertility, and menopause. In her spare time she writes about the human side of medicine on her blog and has several essays published in a variety of journals. To decompress, she enjoys trail running and baking.

  • Greg Dorter, RP

    Greg Dorter, RP

    Greg has a master's degree in counselling psychology and is a registered psychotherapist in Ontario where he's been practicing with individuals and couples for 15 years. He specializes in evidence-based treatments such as CBT and mindfulness, and produces a variety of online self-help content you can find on (youtube.com/c/MBCTOnline) and twitter (@GregDorter).

  • Meredith Chen

    Meredith Chen

    Meredith has been passionate about health and wellness her whole life. Her passion turned into a career when she got her AFAA personal training and group fitness certifications, along with countless continuing education classes to keep herself up to date on the latest in fitness. After landing a job as the Fitness Coordinator and Instructor at a retirement community, she now primarily works with seniors. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters, two dogs, cooking, walking, and spending time with friends in Arizona.

  • Abigail David

    Abigail David

    Abby is a 25-year-old Vancouver native currently living in Toronto, Canada. Over the past 9 years of living with type 1 diabetes, she has learned a lot about how to harmoniously coexist with the disease and shares her knowledge on her own blog and at local meet-ups. She knows that her blood sugar will never be perfect all the time, but knowing that she has the ability to keep it within her comfortable range, and still live a fulfilling, non-restrictive life, is empowering to Abby. When not writing about life with type 1 diabetes, Abby is a full-time musician and music teacher.

  • Spiro Koulouris

    Spiro Koulouris

    Spiro Koulouris is a leading gout diet expert, author, and blogger at GoutandYou. He’s dedicated his life to inspiring people to obtain a healthy lifestyle and living a gout-free life. Spiro has battled with the disease for years and has dedicated himself to become educated and informed on the subject.

  • Tom Karlya

    Tom Karlya

    Tom Karlya is the Vice President of Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and founder of DiabetesDad. 
He has two children, Kaitlyn and Rob, who were both diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He is the co-creator and founder of GetDiabetesRight.org, a site dedicated to educating communities about diabetes. He has lectured at numerous conferences across America and played a pivotal role in passing legislation in the U.S. regarding the missed diagnosis of diabetes. He has been instrumental in advising a national initiative with the Beyond Type1 Foundation and was awarded two Telly Awards for his video on the missed diagnosis of T1D.

  • Alicia Trautwein

    Alicia Trautwein

    Alicia is an Autism Advocate, Writer, Motivational Speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia's desire to advocate for autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life's mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

  • Kimberly Munoz

    Kimberly Munoz

    Kim is a 37-year-old wife and mother of two boys. She was born and raised in the South Pacific and is now living in Texas. In 2008 she was diagnosed with Budd Chiari Syndrome, a rare liver disease. When she couldn’t find anyone else living with the same condition, she started her blog Hope Whispers to share her journey and give hope to others living with chronic illness.

  • Marisa Zeppieri

    Marisa Zeppieri

    Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana is a journalist, author, and Founder of LupusChick.com, a NY nonprofit and online social community that reaches over 500K people per month. She lives in New York with her family, and her memoir about Lupus will debut in May 2021 from Broadleaf Books. You can find her on FB at LupusChick, or on IG at Lupuschickofficial, or YouTube at LupusChick Official.

  • Jeff Hayward

    Jeff Hayward

    Jeff has more than 15 years of experience writing professionally about health, travel and the arts among other subjects. He continuously looks to improve his own overall health through exercise, diet and mindfulness. He is also a proud stay-at-home dad that loves taking photographs both professionally and as a hobby.

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown

    Chris is a Canadian who loves ice-hockey, espresso, and really long books. He’s an early riser that relies on a combination of meditation, yoga, indoor cycling, and long walks to keep fit. Chris is also a multi-platform content creator with a portfolio that includes terrestrial radio, television, the written word, and YouTube. For more content, check out his podcast, “Black Sheep Radio,” or follow @notTHATcb on Twitter and Instagram

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    Mia Barnes

    Mia Barnes is an online writer and the Editor in Chief at BodyMind.com. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Professional Writing and enjoys all things writing and literature. When she's not reading or writing, you can probably find her on a jog or traveling the world in search of inspiration.

  • Kate Harveston

    Kate Harveston

    Kate is a weekly contributor at ActiveBeat and a regular writer at other health and lifestyle sites like Thought Catalog, Darling Magazine, and Read Unwritten. She hails from Pennsylvania and enjoys taking long hikes and teaching her Zumba classes. She also runs her own site, So Well, So Woman, where she researches and discusses topics related to women's health.