|Judith Horstman is an award-winning journalist who specializes in health and medicine. She has been a Washington correspondent, a journalism professor, a Fulbright scholar, and has written and edited in just about any medium including newspapers, newsletters, special health publications, radio, video, the Internet, annual reports and books.
Her journalism career spans 40 years, from a small-town newspaper, The Ithaca Journal, to USA Today and Gannett News Service in Washington, D.C. In 1986, she was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1988 to 1994, she taught journalism at Keene (N.H.) State College, Oregon State University, Santa Clara (Calif.) University, and in Budapest, Hungary, where she was awarded back-to-back Fulbrights to set up the American Journalism Center and lecture at universities throughout Eastern Europe. While living in Hungary, she wrote the text to a book of photographs by Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Tamás Révész, Open Air (available at Amazon.com).
She has edited health articles and books for TIME Inc. Health, including Dr Koop’s Self-Care Advisor, worked as an editor and writer for the Stanford University Medical Center News Office, and written for the Harvard Health Letter and Johns Hopkins White Papers. She was a consultant and editor for a website dedicated to ALS (amytrophic lateral sclerosis) that she helped establish; and contributed as an editor, consultant and writer to a website on lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE).
Ms. Horstman has practiced meditation and yoga for more than 35 years, and is known for her expertise in describing complementary therapies. For many years she was a contributing editor for Arthritis Today, the magazine of the Arthritis Foundation, for which she wrote well-regarded book, The Arthritis Foundation’s Guide to Alternative Therapies. She has been a Tai Chi student of Dr. Paul Lam, who is the co-author of Overcoming Arthritis, a 2002 book on complementary therapies and Tai Chi for arthritis (available at Amazon.com and Tai Chi Productions).
Her recent books include a series of four in collaboration with Scientific American.
The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain (2009)
The Scientific American Brave New Brain (2010)
The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain (2011)
The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain (2012)
She lives in California near her children and grandchildren, and travels as widely and often as possible. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
photo by William Walker