Karen Blum

Freelance Medical/Science Writer

Independent journalist

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Professional Bio

Karen Blum is AHCJ’s health information technology topic leader. A Baltimore-based freelance writer who covers health, medicine and science, her articles have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Cancer Today, and numerous trade magazines including Anesthesiology News, Pharmacy Practice News, Clinical Oncology News, Infectious Disease Special Edition, Rheumatology News, Ophthalmology Management, Medscape.com and MedPage Today.com.

Before hanging her freelance shingle, Blum spent 10 years as a media relations officer for academic medical centers including The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Wearing those hats, she interacted with hundreds of journalists from around the world, managed press conferences and wrote many press releases and speeches. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Blum has never yet missed a deadline and prides herself on excellent customer service with assignment editors.


Parent: Independent journalist

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