Kendall Morgan, PhD, is a freelance writer for WebMD. She has more than 20 years of experience writing for many publications, outlets, and organizations including Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Genome Magazine, Cancer Today, The Scientist, Science News, Science Now, Cell Press, American Way, Fortune Well, and the National Institutes of Health.
She has a BA in biology from Earlham College, a PhD in biology from the University of Oregon, and a certificate in science communication/writing from the University of California Santa Cruz. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer and editor, she worked for 12 years as a science writer and communications director at Duke University.
Along with her background in biology, Morgan has learned a lot along the way, following the rise of genome sciences and personalized medicine since the beginning. She has written about a wide range of health-related topics, from advances in biologic medicines for multiple sclerosis and many other health conditions to understanding structural racism and disparities in medicine and their consequences. In addition to her strong background in biology, health, and medicine, she says the best part about this work is learning new things and sharing it with others, oftentimes straight from the experts and sometimes also from people who are experiencing cancer or other health conditions.
She’s a member of the National Association of Science Writers. Her feature stories have earned multiple Eddie Awards for best article in a consumer healthcare magazine issued by FOLIO, one of the largest awards competitions in magazine publishing. When she’s not writing about health and medicine, you can find her driving one of her two kids around the Bull City (Durham, North Carolina), gardening, practicing her Spanish on Duolingo, or dreaming about her next vacation.