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Jase Peeples
features editor at Healthline

"Cathy is a first-class writer and reporter with a great nose for news and the ability to tell stories that inform as well as inspire. Dependable and well-organized, Cathy never misses a deadline and consistently delivers quality work. Her flexibility and positive attitude make her a pleasure to work with. Anyone would be lucky for the opportunity to add her to their team."

Marc Lallanilla
former managing editor
at Everyday Health

"As a freelance writer for, Cathy has consistently delivered timely, well-researched, consumer-focused content that covers a wide range of health conditions. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for high-quality health and wellness content."

Dr. Bruce E. Hirsch
attending physician and assistant professor in the infectious disease division of Northwell Health
in Manhasset, New York

"Cathy listens deeply. Her curiosity brings a richness to the issues she addresses, extends the expertise of her interviewees and then captures nuanced concepts with the perfectly placed quote."

Devin Alexander
celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author

"Cathy Cassata is a rock star journalist I particularly LOVE working with. She’s efficient in interviewing and has always properly reflected my voice and sentiments."


David Mills
news editor at Healthline

"Cathy is the consummate freelance writer. No matter what the assignment, she always finds the perfect people to interview and always makes deadline. Her stories are easy to read, interesting and well-organized. She gets to the heart of the matter in her articles and then delivers personal touches that draws the reader in even more. She never disappoints."

Todd Murphy
 managing editor at ADHD Online

Cathy is a wonderful researcher and superb writer. I’m managing editor of a blog and other communications for ADHD Online. As we built our communications team and consumer blog in 2022, we needed writers who could dive in to ADHD topics — do great research, find knowledgeable experts, and write with accuracy, empathy, and clarity. Cathy does all of that very well. I’m very happy she’s on our team.


Jason Tetro
microbiologist and host of "Super Awesome Science Show"

"I’m always thrilled to see a request from Cathy in my Inbox. Over the years, she has given me the opportunity to get deeper into a story and ensure that what the audience sees matters to them. Cathy’s ability to see past the lede and provide that perspective we all desire makes her one of the best in the business and I am thankful to be in her Contacts list."

Dr. William Schaffner
professor of preventive medicine at
Vanderbilt University


"It always is a pleasure to be interviewed by Cathy. She is invariably well-prepared, has a news focus that is right on point and asks questions that illuminate the critical issues. Her stories are clear, well-balanced and readable."

Katie Scarlett Brandt
editor-in-chief of Chicago Health

"Cathy has written for Chicago Health and Caregiving magazines for a few years now. She's wonderful to work with and consistently brings in unique, relevant story ideas. Her pieces are well-researched, she always finds great sources to interview, and she's not afraid to take on complex health topics. I always look forward to assigning Cathy a story because I know I'll learn from editing it — and the process won't be painful!"

Kevin Slattery
national communications lead of mental health and wellness at Kaiser Permanente

"I’m incredibly grateful for Cathy’s gift for telling a compelling story as I recently worked with her to write a series of youth mental health stories published on It’s really great to know that I can count on Cathy to support me in telling meaningful stories as a freelance writer. I look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with Cathy in the near future."

Krystine Batcho, PhD
professor of psychology at
Le Moyne College

"Cathy is a gifted journalist and author who has interviewed me several times for stories. She approaches complex topics with a creative open mind, uncovers essential issues, and arrives at original insights. With an outstanding ability to weave those insights into engaging articles, Cathy communicates valuable information in pieces that captivate and inspire readers."

Deborah Serani, Psy.D
professor of psychology at
Adelphi University 

"I love to do media work and when I get a request from Cathy to do an expert segment. I know I'm going to be part of a health or wellness article that is well-crafted, thoroughly researched and beautifully written."

Testimonials From Editors & Experts 

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