Dr. Jean M. Brainard is a freelance health and science writer and curriculum specialist living in central Ohio. She received a master's degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a doctorate in biomedical anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. A former university professor, Dr. Brainard has written hundreds of textbook chapters and encyclopedia articles on a diversity of subjects, as well as numerous professional publications based on her own research.
Niamh Gray-Wilson is a freelance science writer and editor living in Austin, Texas. She hails from Galway, Ireland, and graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a bachelor's degree in microbiology.
Jessica Harwood is a freelance writer and a Professor of Biology at Spartanburg Methodist College. She earned a B.A. in biology from Ohio Wesleyan University, a M.S. in botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a M.A. in professional communication from Clemson University.
Dr. Kraus received her Ph.D. in zoology from Rutgers University. For over 20 years she has been a freelance science and medical writer and editor, for both technical and lay audiences. Dr. Kraus has contributed to several books, has written for a variety of media including educational publishing, newspapers and radio, and has consulted for public television. She received an American Medical Writers Association award for a newspaper series on Alzheimer's Disease.