About Ilana

I am a freelance writer based in Rochester, NY, focusing on medical, natural health, and agricultural science topics. My work has been published in magazines and peer-reviewed scientific journals, and I also provide writing services for businesses and nonprofits.

I use my background in research and my hands-on experiences in agriculture, herbalism, and science educational outreach to create content that informs and builds trust. Because I’ve written for audiences ranging from farmers to medical researchers to fifth graders, I know how to write targeted content for a variety of knowledge levels.


PhD Chemical Biology, Harvard University. Dissertation research in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health.

BS Plant Science, magna cum laude, Cornell University.

Downloadable Resume


I have experience writing in the following areas:

Infectious Diseases

Immunology and Allergy

Asthma and COPD

Natural Health and Herbs



Science Outreach and Education

…and others