About The Med Writers

About The Owner


Dr. Karen Vieira

Dr. Karen Vieira,

Owner Of The Med Writers
PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

University of Florida College of Medicine

Master of Science, Management

University of Florida College of Business

Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology

Florida Institute of Technology

Former Research Scientist, Kraft Foods

Long Term Research and Nutrition Research

Twenty years of medical & scientific writing experience. Trained in science writing, technical writing, copywriting & NLP writing. Passionate about a living a healthy lifestyle & helping others do the same

Dr. Karen Vieira is a multi-talented combination of scientific expertise, business savvy and enthusiasm for health and wellness.

Dr. Vieira started her career conducting research on sickle cell disease patients in the Sickle Cell Center in Atlanta, GA and from there moved on to doing laboratory-based gene therapy research for sickle cell disease. Since she too has the genetic disease, helping with sickle cell has been her life-long passion.

She has laboratory and clinical research experience both in academia and industry. After leaving academic research, she worked with the largest food company in America. As a senior research scientist at Kraft Foods, she did nutritional research to discover new health benefits of existing food ingredients and natural compounds. Her project areas included bone health, diabetes and cognitive health. While there, she also started a comprehensive cell culture research project, a first of its kind there, discovering and prioritizing novel and emerging food ingredients for health and wellness using cell culture studies. This project later became part of a $10 million joint venture with a Nobel prize laureate.

Dr. Vieira is the sole owner of The Med Writers, a medical and scientific writing company that helps researchers get published easier by writing for them and helps companies get the Google rank they want by writing credible informational content for their websites. The company was started in 2007 after Dr. Vieira left Kraft Foods. They have worked on projects for companies like Belkin, Dole, Johnson & Johnson, Meijer Pharmacy, Omega XL, Sechrist, ShopRite and Abbott, just to name a few. The company is comprised of a team of writers that are doctoral medical scientists, medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and chiropractic doctors, bringing credibility and their depth of experience to clients’ projects. They also formulate new dietary supplement blends for clients in the supplement industry, ensuring safety and efficacy.

Over the past 10 years, she has grown from being a solopreneur, to having a team of 4 part and full-time staff plus as many as 20 part-time, full-time and freelance writers. The business is a federally-certified 8(a), WOSB, MOSB and EDWOSB, and they are actively pursuing federal and state contracts and sub-contracts currently.

Her charisma and knowledge have led to her winning many awards over the years. These include being a finalist in the 2017 Xcelerate Wellington 2.0’s Homegrown People’s Choice Award, being selected as a 2016 SBA Emerging Leaders participant, winning the University of Florida Medical Guild research presentation, winning the Florida Tech Tri-Beta research presentation and being a Howard Hughes science grant recipient for an internship at Emory University.

As an international student with limited access to scholarship and grant money, plus zero access to student loans, Karen completed all 3 of her degrees solely with scholarship, grant and fellowship money, plus working in the food and telemarketing industries to support herself. The tenacity which she approached school with, enrolling in a doctorate and an MBA program concurrently, is the same way she approaches everything in life.

Her work has been published in many medical journals such as Nucleic Acids Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Nutrition Journal, Annals of General Psychiatry and International Archives of Medicine. She is a general health, cancer and weight loss coach, often volunteering her time to help people with their health conditions using dietary and lifestyle changes plus dietary supplements. With her experience as sickle cell patient and a sickle cell gene therapy researcher, she volunteers frequently with her local Sickle Cell Foundation.

Executive Leadership


Management

Andrea Caravan

Project Management

Client Relations

Speaks English, Spanish

Claudine Motto

Chief Operating Officer

Team management

Operations

Daryl Homier

Marketing

Mia Homier

Marketing

Mellissa Gibson

Finance

Furqan Ahmed

Administrative Assistant

Team management

Researchers


Dr. Anna Pickering

PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology

University of Hawaii

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biophysics

Oregon State University

Post-doctoral Research

Oregon Health and Science University

Dr. Takeesha Roland Jenkins

PhD in Psychology

Grand Canyon University

MS in Psychology

Capella University

MS in Neurology

Humboldt University

BS in Biology

University of South Florida

Post-graduate studies and training in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Florida College of Medicine

Dr. Sarah Dash

PhD in Nutritional Psychiatry

(School of Medicine, Deakin University, Australia)

MS Public Health

University of Waterloo

BA in Psychology

University of British Columbia

Post-doc in public health, lifestyle, physical and mental health outcomes

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Dr. Bonnie Bullock

PhD in Cancer Biology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

BA in History and Cell & Molecular Biology

Tulane University

Dr. Shaina McQuilkie

DC/Doctor of Chiropractic

D’Youville College

BS in Kinesiology

Brock University

Dr. Marcus Martin

PhD in Microbiology working on HIV/FIV research

University of Florida

BS in Biology, minor in Chemistry

Morgan State University

Experienced in grant and marketing writing

Previous editor of a spine research journal

Experience running a clinical research organization

Dr. Gerald Morris

MD/Doctor of Medicine

Dartmouth Medical School

Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

Tulane University

Previous Primary Care Physician

Dr. Lindsay Phipps

ND/Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine

Bastyr University

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program

University of Oregon

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English

University of Portland

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot

MD/Doctor of Medicine

University of London

Master’s in Clinical Research

Imperial College London

Anesthesiology trainee

Dr. Theresa Brown

ND/Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with honors in research

National University of Natural Medicine

BA in Biology

Willamette University

PLicensed Naturopathic Doctor in Oregon (inactive)

Dr. Deep Shukla

PhD in Neuroscience

Georgia State University

MS in Biology

Georgia State University

MS in Biotechnology

University of Mumbai

BS in Biotechnology

University of Mumbai

Dr. Brooke Dulka

PhD in Biological Psychology

University of Tennessee

BA in Psychology

Kent University

Post-doc in Psychology

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Dr. Candace Crowley

PhD in Immunology

NatiUniversity of California

BS in Biochemistry

California Polytechnic State University

Dr. Davis Sugar

Doctor of Medicine, M.D.

University of Medicine and Health Science

BA Psychology

Carleton University

BS Neuroscience

Carleton University

Research experience in breast cancer molecular markers

Board certified in US and Canada

Certified in ATLS, ACLS, PALS

Fluent in french

Dr. Trisha Sippel

PhD Cancer Biology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

MS Biology/Biochemistry

Northern Michigan University

BS Biochemistry

Northern Michigan University

Experienced CME, manuscript and grant proposal writer

Anna Schoenbach

MS in Science Writing

Johns Hopkins University

BA in Biological Sciences

Mount Holyoke College

Rheba Sam

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, DO student

Campbell University

BS in Molecular Neuroscience

Adelphi University

Dean Nicholas

Graphic Design

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

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