Amanda Tust

Amanda Tust

Fact Checker and Researcher

Expertise

Health and wellness content

Education

Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism; Bachelor of English, University of San Diego

Highlights

I love researching and learning—and learning again as studies and guidelines shift. I hope that you’ve read something that helps you feel more informed and empowered in your health journey.

— Amanda Tust

Experience

Amanda is a journalist and content strategist with more than 10 years of experience in print and digital publishing. She has worked as a senior editor for Yoga Journal and a content producer for AIM Healthy U. In 2011 and 2012 she was the lead researcher for the Popular Science Invention Awards, and she’s helped manage social media for the Mental Health Association of New York City (Vibrant Emotional Health).

In addition to her work for Verywell, she’s a researcher and fact checker for Smithsonian magazine and writes for publications such as The Healthy and The Bump.

Education

Amanda received her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Verywell Mind Editorial Process

Verywell Mind is an award-winning, trusted, and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 150 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who are all focused on making sure our information is clear, accurate, and actually useful so you can make confident choices about your mental health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, therapists, health journalists, and other mental health experts. These individuals are specifically selected for both their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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