An award-winning and internationally recognized expert medical writer, Wendy Leonard, PhD, MPH, has been using her gift for translating scientific and medical jargon into lay-friendly language (with her signature engaging, yet authoritative style) for over 25 years.
Wendy is the author of multiple bestselling books – including a human anatomy book; a factopedia where she covers 23 fields of science; and a cardio-protective cookbook written in association with the NIH’s NHLBI. She’s written for network television; PSA radio spots for the NIH; countless medical education pieces for both print and video; and authored hundreds of articles in publications such as the NEJM and Scientific American. Inducted into the National Press Club in 1994, Wendy’s passion is empowering her audiences with evidence-based science that resonates, rather than alienates. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, 500 Women Scientists DC, and resides in the Agricultural Reserve, outside of Washington, DC.
On September 27, 2018, Wendy gave a presentation entitled "Zebrafish: Practically People - How to Save the Human Species" at the 7th Annual TEDxWilmington Conference.