Last modified: July 21, 2022
Quick Facts
  • Certifications:

    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

  • Memberships:

    american medical writers association
    national association of science writers
    academy of integrative health and medicine
    yoga alliance logo

  • Expertise:
    Asbestos & Talc
    Asbestos in Makeup
    Integrative Medicine
    Herbal Medicine
  • Author Profiles:

About Michelle

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 14 years.

Her articles on asbestos, mesothelioma and integrative medicine are published in newspapers and magazines across the country. 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 abestos 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.

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  • "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."
    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."