Rachel Adelson, M.A.Meet the Author

Rachel Adelson, M.A., is an award-winning science writer specializing in health and aging.

She has covered everything from brain health and neurological disorders to behavioral economics and human-computer interaction. Her curiosity has led her to projects as diverse as writing a column on computer confidence, researching how people communicate about Alzheimer’s disease, and certifying to teach fitness to older adults—a task that put both her knees and her knowledge to the test.

After a successful career as an editor and speechwriter with IBM, Rachel founded Live Wire Communications to help clients in the health, science and technology sectors. Notable clients have included IBM, AT&T, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Discovery Communications, and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, as well as elder-care programs in Ontario. Her writing earned two National Health Information Awards and a Clarion Award from Women in Communications.

Rachel has a master’s degree in journalism, a bachelor’s degree in psychology and graduate certificates in aging and public health. A dual citizen of Canada and the United States, she lives with her family in Southern Ontario, keeps hand weights near the TV and puts friction tape on the stairs.

Learn more about Rachel Adelson at www.racheladelson.com. To read a behind-the-scenes Q&A with the author and learn more about her vision for this book, visit the MEDIA page on this site.

Photo by Pamela Breznick