Last modified: December 20, 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
    • Yoga
  • 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. 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. 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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Testimonials

  • "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.