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Simone Scully

Health Associate Editorial Director, Performance Marketing

Expertise

Health, Mental Health

Education

Columbia University, London School of Economics

Highlights

Experience

Simone is the health associate editorial director for performance marketing at Verywell. She has over a decade of experience writing about mental health, medicine, and science as a professional journalist.

She's written extensively about psychological and medical research, relationship conflicts, pregnancy, and postpartum care, neonatal loss, chronic condition mental health support, and the latest wellness trends. Her byline has appeared at Healthline, Well+Good, Psych Central, Greatist, Narratively, Romper, Nautilus, Narratively, AskMen, and Motherfigure Magazine among other places.

Prior to joining Verywell, Simone worked as an editor at The Weather Channel, Upworthy, theSkimm, and Business Insider. Visit her website at simonescully.com for more information.

Simone was awarded the John Horgan Award for critical science and health journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her work at The Weather Channel won a number of awards, including the 2020 IAC Award for Best Environmental Online Campaign, the 2020 CMA award for Best Series of Articles, and the 2020 Digiday Award for Best B2C Branded Content Site.

Education

Simone has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she was awarded the John Horgan Award for critical science and health journalism at graduation.

Simone also received an MFA from Columbia University and a bachelor of science with honors in international relations from the London School of Economics.

Verywell Mind Product Review Editorial Guidelines and Mission

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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