Harper Health & Science Communications, LLC

Making the world a healthier place, one word at a time

Kristin Harper, MPH, PhD

Before becoming a writer, I was a researcher. I received an MPH in Global Epidemiology and a PhD in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution from Emory University. I also did postdoctoral research at Columbia University, first as a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar focusing on psychiatric and nutritional epidemiology, then as a fellow in the Cancer Epidemiology training program. Now I use my scientific expertise, love of writing, and passion for public health to write clear, convincing, and competitive documents for my clients. Those clients include major CME companies, medical communication agencies, CROs, public health foundations, global health NGOs, medical associations, academic journals, research institutions, and individual labs.

In 2016 alone, the proposals I wrote resulted in over $1 million in funding for my CME clients, which allowed nine new educational initiatives to be created. These awards came from major pharmaceutical companies such as Shire, Vertex, Gilead, ViiV, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Alkermes.

I have helped clients publish hundreds of academic articles in prestigious journals such as Cancer Research, Cell Reports, Nucleic Acid Research, Scientific Reports, and the PLoS journals. In addition, I have edited multiple successful books and book proposals.

With my help, academic clients have been awarded grants from NIH (including R01s, R03s, R15s or AREA grants, R21s, R34s, and K awards), NSF (including research grants, CAREER grants, and Research in Undergraduate Institutions awards), and many other funders.

I am a member of the American Medical Writers Association, the National Association of Science Writers, and the Association of Health Care Journalists.