Roxanne Nelson is a Seattle-based writer, specializing in health and medical
subjects. In addition to writing about health, she also has a strong clinical
background, as she worked as an RN for ten years, primarily in maternal-child
health. Her clinical background also includes working with HIV/AIDS patients
and pediatric ICU.
She has written two health related books and contributed a chapter to a
third. In addition to writing, she is also a world traveler and has stepped
foot on every continent including Antarctica. Some of these travels were
medically related, and she has witnessed healthcare first hand in diverse
cultures such as Kenya, India, and even watched surgery performed with
acupuncture anesthesia in China.
Nelson received a BA degree in History and English from the State University
of New York at Stony Brook, and a BSN in nursing from Catholic University of
America in Washington DC. She has freelanced for a wide number of consumer
magazines including Scientific American, GQ, Woman's Day, A & E's Biography
and Good Housekeeping, as well as profession journals such as Hospital
Pharmacist Report, RN and Nurseweek.