Last modified: October 11, 2021

The Mesothelioma Center Team

The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com is the nation’s most trusted mesothelioma resource. We have built a multidisciplinary team of authors with unique backgrounds and expertise to create a resource you can trust. Our authors have been featured in some of the nation’s most respected news outlets, including The New York Times, The Hill, Salon, Insider, Fox News, HuffPost, Southern Living and SHAPE.

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Medical, Scientific and Health Writers

Our medical writers, registered dietitian and registered nurse write trustworthy medical information that experts in the field review. Our writers thoroughly research all medical information and licensed physicians critically evaluate all medical content through a rigorous review process.

Karen Selby, RN
Registered Nurse and Patient Advocate
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Epidemiologist
Daniel King
Asbestos Expert & Writer
  • CDC-Certified in Health Writing
  • Member of National Association of Science Writers
  • Registered Yoga Teacher
  • CDC-Certified in Health Writing
  • Member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
  • Member of National Association of Science Writers
  • Award-Winning Journalist
  • CDC-Certified in Health Writing
Tim Povtak
Senior Content Writer
  • Award-Winning Journalist

Legal Writer

Our legal and financial advisor writes information that helps patients understand how they can pay for medical expenses.

Joe Lahav, Esquire
Lawyer and On-Site Legal Advisor
  • Lawyer

Veterans Writers

Our VA-Accredited Claims Agents, one of whom served as a U.S. Army Captain, writes information that helps veterans access benefits and resources to improve their lives.

Aaron Munz
Director of Veterans Department
  • VA-Accredited Claims Agent
  • Former U.S. Army Captain
  • Patient Advocate

Survivor and Caregiver Writers

Our mesothelioma survivors and caregivers write about their experience and share tips that help others along their journey.

Emily Ward
Mesothelioma Survivor
  • Mesothelioma Survivor
Lorraine Kember
Contributing Writer
  • Former Mesothelioma Caregiver
  • Former Caregiver
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Tamron Little
Mesothelioma Survivor and Writer

Expert Contributors

Our expert contributors, including a mental health counselor and registered dietitian, provide additional content and services, including a support group, for our readers.

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • 20 Years of Experience Counseling Cancer Patients
Tejal Parekh
Registered & Licensed Dietitian
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition


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