Judith Lavelle

Judith Lavelle

Writer-editor, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Judy is a writer-editor at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There, she manages media relations and creates online, social, and video content on HIV, allergy, immunology, and transplantation research. Judy holds a B.A. in English from Wells College and an M.S. in science journalism from Boston University. Her science writing and multimedia work have appeared in the Boston Globe, Chemical & Engineering News, Scientific American Online, The Healing Muse, 90.9 WBUR and on the walls of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum. Empowering language as a means to dismantle health-related stigma has been a personal and professional interest since Judy began reporting on psychiatric medications in college and HIV prevention in graduate school. She continues to promote empowering language around HIV, disabilities, and rare diseases in her current role.

Twitter: @jude_lavelle
Email: judith.lavelle@nih.gov