About Abby

Abby Norman is a science writer based in New England. Her work has been featured in Harper'sThe 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 PostThe Sunday TimesThe Irish Times, Literary Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Book Riot, Toronto Star, ELLE, Undark Magazine, BUST MagazineBitch MagazineMs. 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, and Health Affairs.

She occasionally writes personal essays and Op-Eds for a number of media outlets, including Medium and The Huffington Post. A recent essay made the 2017 Notting Hill Editions’ longlist for its annual Essay Prize. 

She currently hosts a podcast on Anchor.fm called Let Me Google That from her home on the coast of Maine where she lives with her dog, Whimsy.

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