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OUR MISSION

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.

WHO WE ARE

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.

WHY YOU CAN TRUST US

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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Meet Our Team

Eric Rodriguez

Eric Rodriguez

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 City Councilman and Deputy 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 McDonald

Brian McDonald

After years of product management with Innerbody Research, Brian has returned to manage content creation and review processes. Written communication has been central in Brian’s life from his education at Columbia University to the present, throughout a career making informative online content. His writing has appeared in various publications, including The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Brian’s passion for health-related subjects is a natural result of being raised by a second-generation doctor and second-generation nurse.

Kathryn McLaughlin, PhD

Kathryn McLaughlin, PhD

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.

Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan

Laura is a senior writer for Innerbody Research, covering various genetic science topics and testing reviews. She is earning her PhD degree in Molecular Neurogenetics from the University of Cambridge, having obtained her BSc in Biology (Honors Molecular Genetics, First Class) from the University of Edinburgh. Laura has held academic research positions at the University of Virginia and St. Andrews, where she researched and wrote about topics including genetics, bioethics, and neuroscience. She has also volunteered with Columbia University’s ICAP team in rural HIV clinics in Kenya. Laura Ryan’s LinkedIn Profile.

Our Medical Review Board

Dr. Ayesha Bryant, MSPH, MD

Dr. Ayesha Bryant, MSPH, MD

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.

Gerard DiLeo, MD

Gerard DiLeo, MD

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, MD

Dr. Nathan LeDeaux, MD

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. Poonam Merai, MD

Dr. Poonam Merai, MD

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.

Research & Writing

Nicole Arzt, MS, LMFT

Nicole Arzt, MS, LMFT

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.

Tim Barclay, PhD

Tim Barclay, PhD

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.

Meg Brannagan, RN, BSN

Meg Brannagan, RN, BSN

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.

Andrew Colucci, MD

Andrew Colucci, MD

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.

Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD

Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD

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.

Kathryn Dench, MA, VetMB, MRCVS

Kathryn Dench, MA, VetMB, MRCVS

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.

Devon Price, PhD

Devon Price, PhD

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 Shahian, PhD

Tina Shahian, PhD

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.

Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor

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.

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