Michelle WhitmerAsbestos Expert and Writer
Michelle Whitmer is a writer and asbestos expert with more than 15 years of experience covering medicine, cancer care and environmental toxins. She has been translating dense medical information into patient-friendly prose at The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com since 2008.
Last modified: May 18, 2023
- Currently Pursuing AMWA Certification
- OSHA Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry Training
- AHERA Asbestos Awareness Training
- Certificates in Health Literacy Awarded by the CDC
- Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
- Registered Yoga Teacher
- Asbestos & Talc
- Asbestos in Makeup
- Integrative Medicine
- Herbal Medicine
Joining the team in February 2008 as a writer and editor, Michelle Whitmer has served as a writer at The Mesothelioma Center for more than 15 years. In 2022, Michelle was pivotal in launching the Community Outreach program which aims to connect patients with exceptional resources nationwide.
Her articles on asbestos, mesothelioma and integrative medicine are published in newspapers and magazines across the country. National Geographic and The New York Times quoted her on the dangers of asbestos exposure. She studied English and science at Rollins College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies.
Michelle holds certificates in the OSHA Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry and AHERA Asbestos Awareness in schools. She provides presentations and educational materials on these topics and more including asbestos in talc and makeup.
She is a member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, the National Association of Science Writers and the American Medical Writers Association. She is currently pursuing a medical writer certification and has been a certified yoga instructor since 2010.
Wow! You are an amazing listener. It really captures my whole story to this point. Thank you so much! It’s so neat to hear my journey from an external source. You did a wonderful job of taking our giant conversation and turning it into my story. Well done.J.K.Mesothelioma survivor
Thank you so much, the article was beautiful! May God bless each of you! My prayers are that you will continue to inform and help others with their fight with asbestos.P.H.