Patient Education
Mary is especially interested in writing for patients and continues to build her skills in this area. Recent examples of work:  show more

  • What do I need to know about GLP-1 receptor agonists for type 2 diabetes? (2016)
  • Managing your type 2 diabetes over time (2016)
  • Immunotherapy for metastatic breast cancer (2016)
  • Bipolar schizoaffective disorder: know the facts (2016)
  • Insulin sensitivity factor: what you should know (2016)
  • Building your support team: creating a personalized diabetes management plan (2015)
  • Beyond sadness: treating and managing depression (2015)
  • Managing your dyslipidemia (2015)
  • Living with overactive bladder (2015)
  • Is the migraine patch right for you? (2015)
  • Take charge of your medications for multiple sclerosis (2015)
  • (More; request a resume and CV for a full listing.)

Clinical trial materials
Mary also writes patient materials to support clinical research trials. These include recruitment brochures, posters, visit procedure guides, ads, radio scripts and letters to patients. In 2015 alone, she wrote more than 100 such pieces for trials of patients with depression, HIV, ankylosing spondylitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Mary attended two plain language conferences in 2015 (in Washington DC and Dublin) and has completed courses in patient education (American Medical Writers Association), plain language (National Institutes of Health), and health literacy (Ohio State University).

Continuing Medical Education

Mary has written more than 75 continuing education programs–mainly for physicians, but also for nurses and pharmacists. Formats include monographs, journal supplements, and online programs. Some recent examples:  show more

  • New Frontiers in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis (2015)
  • Targeting Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Evolving Treatment Strategies to Address a Key Unmet Medical Need (2015)
  • Advances in Acute Migraine Management (with accompanying patient education tool; 2015)
  • Advancing Toward Personalized Medicine in NSCLC: Exploring the Promise of the Met Pathway (2013)
  • (More; request a resume and CV for a full listing.)

In addition to developing content, she has written needs assessments, learning objectives, and pre- and post-test questions.

Meeting Coverage

Mary has summarized advisory board meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, institutional review board (IRB) meetings, and annual conferences. Recent examples: show more

Strategic planning sessions and workshops

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (BBRB) meetings (weekly, 2013-2016)
  • NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers Meeting (2015)
  • Development of New Antibacterial Products: an NIH-FDA Sponsored Workshop (2014)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Genomics Workshop (2014)
  • (More; request a resume and CV for a full listing)

Institutional Review Board (IRB) meetings

  • National Institutes of Health IRBs for NIAID, NHLBI, NIAAA and NIDA (various times, 2001-2014)
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: Oncology IRB (monthly, 2011-2013)

Advisory Boards

  • Executive summaries on various topics, including schizophrenia (2015), depression, diabetes, asthma, community-acquired pneumonia, hypertension, vaccines and fibrin sealants. Meeting sponsors included Pfizer, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and others.

Annual Conferences

  • American Society of Nephrology Renal Week (San Diego, 2009)
  • Joint International Congress of the ILTS, ELITA & LICAGE [liver transplantation] (Paris, 2008)
  • American Transplant Congress (Toronto, 2008)
  • (More–ACTRIMS, ASCO, ISPOR, AHA, AHS; request a resume and CV for a full listing.)

Special Projects

New formats, topics, and audiences are always welcome! Mary enjoys challenges and opportunities to be creative and versatile. Some examples of this work:  show more

Website design

Sole author for each of these commemorative books, published by Brooklands New Media Ltd.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim – Celebrating 125 Years (2011)
  • GlaxoSmithKline – Celebrating the First Decade (2009)
  • Celebrating 100 Years of the Food and Drug Administration (2007)

Magazine articles

  • Love, Mary. “Clostridium difficile infection: meeting the challenge.” Prevention Strategist, Summer 2013: 46-50. Published by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

Physician “pocket guides”

  • Trifold laminated guide on breast cancer, based on Chapters 105 & 106 of DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology (2013)

Online learning

  • Anatomy & Physiology Online. Wrote 60+ scripts to accompany animations for an online program produced by Primal Pictures Ltd. (UK). (2012)

Sales training materials

  • Clinical Stakeholders and Multidisciplinary Approach in Atrial Fibrillation Management; training module (2013)
  • Treatment Challenges in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Co-Morbidities: training module (2013)
  • Macular degeneration: case scenarios and coaching point notes (2013)


Cardiovascular Atrial fibrillation - Hypertension - Coronary artery disease - Lipid management - Platelet aggregation

Dermatology Atopic dermatitis

Endocrinology Type 2 diabetes mellitus - Metabolic syndrome

Gastroenterology Colorectal cancer - Inflammatory bowel disease - Ulcerative colitis

Infectious disease Vaccine-preventable diseases (polio, pertussis, chicken pox, meningitis, HPV) - Antibiotic resistance - C. difficile infection - Community acquired pneumonia - HIV - Tuberculosis

Neurology/Neuromuscular Alzheimer’s disease - Parkinson’s disease - Migraine - Multiple sclerosis

Obstetrics/gynecology Cervical cancer - Genital warts

Oncology Breast cancer - Cervical cancer - Colorectal cancer - Lung cancer - Lymphoma - Prostate cancer

Ophthalmology Glaucoma - Macular degeneration

Orthopedics Bone fracture healing - Minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgery

Psychiatry Depression - Schizophrenia

Pulmonology Asthma - Community-acquired pneumonia - Acute bronchitis - COPD

Rheumatology Ankylosing spondylitis - Osteoarthritis

Transplantation Kidney - Liver

Urology Dialysis - End-stage renal disease - Overactive bladder