Kathryn Whitbourne is a longtime contributing writer for WebMD. She has covered a wide range of health topics, including ADHD, gastric sleeve surgery, ulcerative colitis, and breast cancer. Whitbourne was a senior editor at the website HowStuffWorks, where she edited and wrote content on scientific, health, history, and pop culture topics. She has a communications degree from Cornell University. Whitbourne, a native of Jamaica, lives in Atlanta.