Dana Leigh Smith Verywell Fit

Dana Leigh Smith



Dana has been writing and editing health content for over a decade. In addition to creating articles and social content for magazines like Prevention and Women's Health, she also helps wellness brands (like Athleta, GoMacro, and HOKA ONE ONE) connect to consumers through storytelling. When she's not working, Dana loves spending time outside with her husband and dog, Ella.


Dana obtained her BA in public health from Syracuse University and holds credits towards her master's in public health from Hunter College.

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Verywell Fit is an award-winning online resource that empowers you to reach your diet and fitness goals. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 120 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and aligned with our core values so you can make confident choices for your life.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, fitness coaches, board-certified physicians, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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