Meryl is a freelance writer passionate about public health, social justice, and medical innovation. As part of her writing career, she worked as a communications specialist in both the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Georgetown University.
Leaders of a new public health initiative discuss the challenges of raising awareness of Chagas disease, a neglected tropical disease that is likely increasing in prevalence in the U.S.
When COVID-19 hit Boston, it proved just how vital the SPU's trainings, outbreak simulations, and drills were. Nurses were ready to retool hospital procedures in response.
To quell a rising epidemic, BMC has embedded HIV counselors in the ED to increase declining testing rates and connect people to effective treatment.
Boston hospitals and organizations join forces to drive employment and housing programs in the city's most underserved neighborhoods with a focus on sustainable solutions.
The toll of COVID-19 on people of color shows how crucial it is to overcome obstacles to inclusion in medical research. A new focus on telehealth is one path.
After being in addiction treatment during pregnancy, 40% of women relapse within the first year of their baby’s life. Experts advocate for extended support for new moms.
With toxic stressors exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, children from low-income families need equitable access to mental healthcare.
Progress toward improving outcomes for adults with sickle cell disease hinges on more qualified, trained physicians and investment in longitudinal research.
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program is vaccinating people in shelters who often have mental health comorbidities. Trust is key.
The Partnership for Behavioral Health and Racial and Social Justice will offer antiracist training to police and create new healthcare pathways for those at-risk.