Simone Scully

Health Editorial Director, Performance Marketing

Expertise

Health, Mental Health

Education

Columbia University, London School of Economics

Highlights

  • Simone is the editorial director for performance marketing at Verywell, where she oversees health, fitness, family, and mind content.
  • As an award-winning health journalist with over 10 years of experience, her work has appeared at Healthline, Well+Good, Psych Central, Narratively, Greatist, Romper, The Weather Channel, Mental Floss, Upworthy, and more.
  • She earned her Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was awarded the John Horgan Award for critical science and health journalism.

Experience

Simone is the health 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 conditions, mental health support, and the latest wellness trends. Prior to working at Dotdash Meredith, her byline has appeared at Eating Well, Healthline, Well+Good, Psych Central, Greatist, Narratively, Romper, Good Housekeeping, Nautilus, Narratively, AskMen, and Motherfigure Magazine, among other publications. She also 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.

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.

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About Verywell Mind

Verywell Mind, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, 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, and reach more than 150 million readers annually. Verywell Mind content is fact checked and reviewed by our Review Board for accuracy and integrity. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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