Michelle Whitmer

Michelle Whitmer


Writer and asbestos expert Michelle Whitmer has been translating dense medical information into patient-friendly prose at The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com since 2008.

About Michelle Whitmer

  • OSHA Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry Training

  • CDC certificates in health literacy

  • American Medical Writers Association

  • National Association of Science Writers

  • Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

Fast Facts
  • Michelle was quoted by The New York Times on the risks of asbestos exposure.

  • She has researched asbestos exposure and mesothelioma for more than 12 years.

  • Her published articles on asbestos and mesothelioma are recommended by medical associations.

  • Michelle’s feature story on asbestos-contaminated talcum powder in makeup put a spotlight on insufficient regulation.

  • She studied science and English at Rollins College.

Since joining the team in February 2008 as a writer and editor, Michelle Whitmer has spent more than a decade translating dense medical information into patient-friendly prose at The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. Her articles on asbestos and mesothelioma are published in newspapers and magazines across the country. The New York Times has even quoted her on the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Featured on podcasts and in medical publications, Michelle serves as an authority on mesothelioma and advocates for people affected by asbestos-related diseases. Part of her advocacy work includes promoting asbestos awareness in the media and answering the public’s questions about asbestos exposure.

Michelle helps people understand the risks of asbestos exposure and what action to take if they’re concerned about asbestos in their home or workplace. Her dedication to accuracy and clarity has helped Asbestos.com earn praise from mesothelioma specialists and medical authorities like the American Lung Association.

Prior to joining Asbestos.com, Michelle worked in the magazine industry for five years as a journalist and copy editor. She studied English and science while at Rollins College and graduated with a B.A. in environmental studies. Michelle is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, National Association of Science Writers and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. She is currently pursuing a medical writer certification and asbestos safety training.

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Last Modified December 9, 2020

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