Innerbody Research’s mission is to provide objective, science-based advice to help our readers make more informed choices about home health products and services. As the healthcare industry rapidly evolves, you can count on us to provide the most up-to-date reviews, guides and research.
We are health writers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and researchers. We share a passion for providing actionable information that helps you make informed decisions about your health.
Our writers are pros who bring relevant health and science backgrounds. Our Medical Review Board is a body of distinguished, licensed medical doctors. And our research team is made up of people who approach product and service testing with an understanding of your goals as consumers.
At every stage in our work, we strive to ensure quality, accuracy and thoroughness. It's been our ethos for decades now.
Our experienced research team tests and analyzes thousands of health products and services to gain first-hand knowledge. Most of our writers have advanced degrees and all of them have relevant backgrounds in science and health. Whenever appropriate, our content is thoroughly reviewed by a member (or members) of our Medical Review Board to ensure that it contains the most accurate and up-to-date information, consistent with new clinical guidelines and practice recommendations.
Launched in 1998, Innerbody.com was one of the first websites devoted to sharing information about the human body and health. Now over 20 years later, you’ve made us your go-to guide to telehealth, home testing, and home health products and services. Thank you for being here -- we look forward to serving you for the next 20 years to come!
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Eric has led Innerbody Research as co-founder and CEO for over a decade and oversees all editorial content and business operations. He has been fascinated with science ever since his first DNA extraction experiments in high school and is now an experienced leader and public servant within Silicon Valley. As a Councilman and former Mayor of the City of San Mateo – a part-time, elected position – Eric is an authority on the interplay between healthcare and local government. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from U.C. Berkeley and a Master’s degree from Stanford University.
Brian is editor-in-chief at Innerbody Research. His bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia University is a result of his love of writing, but his passion for health-related subjects comes from being raised by a second-generation doctor and second-generation nurse. In his spare time, he likes to hike, kayak, write, make pizza, and dote on a cat named Remedios.
Cypress is a senior analyst in analytics and operations at Innerbody Research. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego, she spent 3 years as an analyst in the marketing industry working with health and wellness brands. In her free time, Cypress enjoys reading about mythology, ocean swimming, and playing with her chocolate lab.
Daniel Imperiale is a senior editor and writer at Innerbody Research. He casts a broad net in expertise, ranging from medical and nutrition science to mechanical watchmaking and postwar Japanese literature. His mother bestowed his medical interests upon him working as a one-on-one aide to students with dystonia and muscular dystrophy. Daniel has pursued writing since the age of nine, and he holds a BA in writing from Allegheny College. When he isn’t typing, Daniel spends his time tinkering with old watches, riding his motorcycle, and playing ice hockey.
Lee is a senior editor and writer at Innerbody Research. They received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. As someone who worked in an EEG lab, taught college-level English courses, and grew up chasing answers to questions no one else had, they hope to shed light on complex topics for others. In their free time, they enjoy gardening, reading, and playing with their cat Pretzel.
Katie is a senior editor and writer at Innerbody Research. A former English professor, she has extensive experience with various writing styles, from academic journal articles to commercial reviews to video scripts. In 2015, Katie earned her Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Rhetoric from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She also holds an MA in English from the University of New Orleans and a BA in Literature from Loyola University of New Orleans. In her free time, Katie likes to cook Southern food, explore the beauty of Colorado, watch documentaries, and rollerskate. Katie’s Profile on LinkedIn.
Erin Keel is a marketing analyst at Innerbody Research and is excited to help spread awareness of the company’s health-related resources. In 2020, she received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from Chapman University. In her free time, Erin enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, thrifting, and cuddling with her dog Mochi.
Dr. Ayesha Bryant is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she has published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals. Her areas of focus include health outcomes research, epidemiology & biostatistics, and clinical medical research, among others. Dr. Bryant received her MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and her MSPH (Epidemiology) from the University of Alabama School of Public Health. Dr. Bryant’s LinkedIn Profile.
Dr. DiLeo is a retired board-certified OBGYN, pelvic surgeon, and educator. He is also has many years experience lecturing, writing health-related newspaper & magazine features, and trade books and is the author of “The Anxious Parent’s Guide to Pregnancy.” Dr. DiLeo earned his MD degree from the LSU School of Medicine and his BS degree from Louisiana State University. In his spare time, he enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction. Dr. DiLeo’s LinkedIn Profile.
Dr. Nathan LeDeaux is a resident physician at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, working in the field of emergency medicine. His work in the UW Emergency Department has given him broad exposure across a range of medical disciplines and strong communication skills across a diverse patient population. Dr. LeDeaux received his MD from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and BS and BA degrees from Grand Canyon University. Dr. LeDeaux’s LinkedIn Profile.
Dr. Merai is a geriatric medicine physician and assistant professor at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She earned both her MD and BA (Philosophy) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After she completed her residency, Dr. Merai worked several years as a hospitalist in the underserved U.S. territory of Guam. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and lecturing in the community about aging.
Nicole Arzt is a writer and expert reviewer for Innerbody Research, focusing on mental health and cognitive therapy topics. A licensed marriage and family therapist, Nicole has worked with a wide variety of individuals, couples, and families. Her clinical emphasis lies in treating substance use, eating disorders, and complex trauma. Nicole received her BA in Psychology and her MS degree in Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. Nicole Arzt’s LinkedIn Profile.
Gleb Oleinik is a writer and expert reviewer for Innerbody Research, focusing on cannabidiol (CBD), hemp, and medical cannabis. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Gleb started writing online in 2010 and has worked with and advised dozens of CBD companies. Gleb earned his Associate’s Degree in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and History from the University of British Columbia. Gleb Oleinik’s LinkedIn Profile.
Jennifer Wannen is a senior editor and writer at Innerbody Research. Jennifer has been a health researcher and writer for 13 years. In her work for various wellness companies, she’s specialized in nutrition, supplementation, and stress management. Jennifer has a master’s degree in English from Boston College. In her free time, she pursues her love of fine art photography. Jennifer’s profile on LinkedIn.
Rachel is a contributing writer and editor at Innerbody Research. A professor at Columbia University, Rachel has published on a variety of academic and non-academic subjects, and has worked in journalism, editing, and standardized test writing. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University, a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. In what she has of spare time, Rachel enjoys playing piano, running, traveling, and singing opera. She lives with her husband and daughters in New Jersey.
A senior writer for Innerbody Research, Katy covers all aspects of genetic testing. She received her PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and her BSc (First Class Honors) in Genetics from the University of Glasgow. She also currently holds a post-doctoral research position at the University of Edinburgh, where her work dissects the interplay between genetics, epigenetics, and stem cell biology.
Tim Barclay is a senior writer and Research Team lead at Innerbody Research. He earned his BA in Biology with a Genetics Emphasis from the University of Utah and his PhD in Interdepartmental Genetics from Iowa State University. In his spare time, Tim enjoys writing science fiction and dabbling in amateur genealogy with his family and friends.
Carla Hightower, MD is a physician and wellness coach. Dr. Hightower earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University, where she subsequently completed her anesthesiology residency and obtained her MBA. Dr. Hightower’s 20+ years of experience as a practicing physician and her passion for healthy eating and living have made her a compelling presence in media appearances and speaking engagements. She holds certifications in integrative health coaching and plant-based nutrition from Duke University and Cornell University, respectively. Through her business, Living Health Works, Dr. Hightower offers wellness workshops and online courses to individuals, private groups, and corporations. Carla’s Profile on LinkedIn.
Katie is a senior writer at Innerbody Research. She has a passion for covering the latest innovations in healthcare and how they can help everyone live better lives. Her love of writing came while pursuing her degree in psychology and working as a CNA at a dementia care group home. Katie earned her Master’s degree in Media Studies and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Business Journal, Tiny Buddha, and The Onion. In her free time, she is a caregiver mentor for Imerman Angels.
Meg Brannagan is a registered nurse with over fifteen years of experience working in clinical care, including pediatrics, obstetrics, and general surgery. She has spent a significant amount of time working as a neonatal nurse in a Level III NICU, and has served the needs of ill and premature infants and their families through bedside nursing care and neonatal transport. Meg spent the last several years working to meet the needs of medically fragile infants and young children.
Dr. Colucci is a board-certified radiologist with the South Shore Radiological Associates in Boston, MA. He is also the clinical co-founder of VCC, a boutique medical imaging and medical informatics consulting firm. Dr. Colucci holds an MD degree from the Boston University School Medicine and a BA (with honors) in Neuroscience from Boston College. He was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School for 5 years, lecturing and mentoring both HMS students and radiology residents. Dr. Colucci is a proud member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society. Dr. Colucci’s LinkedIn Profile.
Dr. Stephanie Curreli earned her MD/PhD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her BS degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been honored by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) with the National Research Service Award. She was bestowed the American Society for Neurochemistry Young Investigator Educational Enhancement Award in her early medical career.
Kate is a writer for Innerbody Research, focusing on the areas of diagnostic tests and mental health. An experienced veterinarian, she earned her VetMB degree from Cambridge University in 2007. Her studies focused on “One Health,” the intersection between the environment, animal populations, and the human race. She has a background in clinical research related to disease transmission and diagnostic testing. Kate is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider and has a special interest in mental health in the workplace.
Dr. Price is a social psychologist, writer, activist, and professor at Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Since 2018, Devon has been the program director of the LUC Leadership Assessment Center. In the past, Dr. Price has also taught at North Park University and The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Dr. Price’s LinkedIn profile.
Tina is a Life Science Writer for a number of online publications. Her expertise is in conveying complex scientific topics to diverse audiences. Tina earned her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco and her BS degree in Cell Biology from U.C. Davis. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing science-related cartoons.
A senior writer of anatomy and physiology content at Innerbody Research, Tim is a two-time semi-finalist for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. Tim has taught honors anatomy and physiology at the high school level for fifteen years. He earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and his Master’s degree in teaching from the University of Pittsburgh.