Health & Wellness Writer

Cathy Cassata

Health & Wellness Writer


Health, mental health, medical news, inspirational people


Dominican University


As a health writer, I listen to a person’s story for an hour, write about it for four to five hours, and keep it with me for the rest of my life.

— Cathy Cassata


For more than 10 years, Cathy Cassata has written stories about health, mental health, medical news and inspiring people. She has interviewed hundreds of experts from a wide range of backgrounds, including physicians, psychologists, sociologists, researchers, and scientists, as well as everyday people about their personal health journeys. With an aptitude for listening to others, asking thought-provoking questions, and writing with empathy and accuracy, Cathy crafts stories worth reading. Read more about her and her work here.


Cathy holds a BA in English writing and a BA in political science from Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. She also obtained an editing certificate from the University of Chicago.

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