Alison Palkhivala is a medical journalist based in Montreal. She performs
various types of medical writing, editing, and interviewing for the health care
and pharmaceutical industries in Canada and the U.S.
Alison attended McGill University in Montreal on a James McGill Scholarship
Award. She studied psychology, focusing on neuroscience, and graduated with
First Class Honors. Armed with a government scholarship, she attended graduate
school in clinical psychology at Concordia University, also in Montreal. As a
full-time employee of Chapter Three Marketing Research Services, a company
dedicated to the health care industry, she has written reports and
presentations on market research studies for high-level pharmaceutical
executives and has interviewed health care professionals, analyzed qualitative
data, and trained other staff. She quickly moved from full-time writer at
Chapter Three to manager of the writing/qualitative analysis department. She
currently works on a freelance basis.