Abby Norman is a science writer based in New England. Her work has been featured in Harper's, The Independent, Literary Hub, Medium, The Rumpus, Mental Floss, Atlas Obscura, and others.
She has been interviewed and profiled by NPR/WNYC, BBC, The New York Times, Playboy, Forbes, Glamour, and Bitch Magazine. Her work has been praised by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, Literary Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Book Riot, Toronto Star, ELLE, Undark Magazine, BUST Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC Radio 5 and many other international media outlets.
As a patient & advocate, she has been a board member, keynote speaker, and presenter at several conferences including Stanford University’s Stanford Medicine X and the Endometriosis Foundation of America annual medical conference and Patient Day. She has received education and training in a number of healthcare-related endeavors, including basic life support, FEMA-certification for HAZMAT, certified health literacy coaching through The Dartmouth Institute, and is a past member of the Maine Public Health Association.
She’s also lent her experience to technical expert panels through the National Partnership for Women and Families’ CORE Network, including Yale University, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), and Health Affairs. In 2019 she co-authored a paper addressing research gaps and unmet needs in endometriosis which was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Abby currently works as a freelance medical editor from her home on the coast of Maine where she lives with her dog, Whimsy.