As a Medical Writer at WebMD, Brooke researches
medical stories, interviews experts in the field, and writes daily
Brooke began her career in the health field in
1993. After graduating from Vassar College with a bachelor's in biopsychology,
she worked for three years as Assistant Director of Telemedicine and Distance
Learning with Optical Communications Corporation, evaluating fiber-optic
developments which improve the delivery of education and medical diagnostic
services. Concomitantly, she served as an emergency medical technician on an
ambulance and wrote articles for both physician and lay audiences for
Anesthesiology News and Johns Hopkins' Women's Health.
Just before beginning her masters in public
health at Harvard University, she worked as Project Manager of International
Healthcare Development Inc., where she negotiated prices on pharmaceutical,
medical, and surgical products to be exported and wrote a multimillion-dollar
bid on competitive pricing for supplies.
While pursuing her graduate degree, she received
the professional honor of being selected for the Association of Schools of
Public Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded internship at
one of CDC's Communications Offices. Also, while in school, she interned at
WHDH-TV (Boston NBC-affiliate) with their "Healthcast."
As she received her degree in public health,
Brooke received a Harvard award for "Outstanding leadership, dedication,
and commitment to community service."