Meryl is a freelance writer passionate about public health, social justice, and medical innovation. As part of her writing career, she worked as a communications specialist in both the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Georgetown University.
August 27, 2020
The researcher issues an urgent call to action to help end critical delays in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in children of color stemming from structural racism and implicit bias.
September 1, 2020
Schools provide structure pivotal for the success of kids with autism. Health providers are helping to avoid regression through advocacy and direct support.
August 26, 2020
Opportunities for integrated mental health and addiction treatment could be a significant step in addressing the nation’s overdose crisis.
August 6, 2020
As a Year Up partner, the hospital is disrupting systemic barriers to education that force young adults into cycles of poverty and poor health, instead creating pathways to economic mobility.
August 4, 2020
Word choice can perpetuate or undermine the dangerous stigma surrounding addiction. Advocates are trying to move the needle in the right direction.
July 31, 2020
From resume building to employer networking, employment preparation emerges as a unique health service for U.S. asylum seekers in Boston.
July 27, 2020
"It's a tangible, life-changing service that you can provide people."
July 24, 2020
Wraparound services at the hospital are not new. Getting them to children and families in a pandemic is.
July 20, 2020
New cloud-based monitoring eliminates barriers to clinic visits and puts patients and providers in more frequent touch during the risky months after giving birth.
June 9, 2020
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, a mobile pediatric unit makes modern-day house calls and opens the door to a new way to provide care.