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Michelle Ervin

Michelle Ervin, MEd

Michelle Ervin is a freelance copywriter with agency and client-side experience working for corporations and non-profits in healthcare, education, and technology. She applies her combined experience as an educator, marketer, and copywriter to raising awareness of eating disorders, mental health, neurodivergence, weight stigma, fatphobia, social determinants of health, and how systems of oppression impact physical, mental, and social well-being.

Danielle Kelvas

Danielle Kelvas, MD

Dr. Danielle Kelvas, MD, has a medical degree from East Tennessee State University, specializing in Emergency Medicine. She switched to primary care and became passionate about treating eating disorders while volunteering for an anti-sex trafficking agency.

Dr. Kelvas has traveled, lived, and volunteered medically in over 40 countries, giving her a unique perspective on how geographic and sociocultural determinants impact EDs. She served a term as the National Chair of Global Health for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and published a global health program for medical students that is used by New York Medical College and AMSA, placing a heavy emphasis on food, water, and maternal/baby health.

Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, LPC

Eric Patterson, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor working to improve the mental health of western Pennsylvanians since 2006. Along the way, he began offering clinical supervision to other therapists, hoping to develop their skills. In 2014, Eric started writing mental health and addiction content in hopes of reaching a wider audience with accurate and actionable information.

Bridget Clerkin

Bridget Clerkin

Bridget has more than 10 years of professional writing experience with a background in health and wellness-related topics. Her work has been published by well-regarded sites, including WebMD, Princeton University, and Duquesne School of Nursing. She has also written research pieces for several medical and nursing magazines on topics spanning addiction recovery, mental health, holistic nursing, and prenatal health.