Nick Blackmer

Nicholas Blackmer

Fact Checker
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Researcher, Librarian

Expertise

Consumer health and patient education

Education

Boston University, Simmons University

Highlights

A key part of my job over the years has been to help make sure that readers have information that is accurate and up-to-date to help them stay safe and healthy.

— Nicholas Blackmer

Experience

Nick began his career as a library reference assistant and became a researcher for a print publisher. He's worked on content spanning the full life cycle, including healthy pregnancy, palliative care and hospice, and many points in between.

Education

Nick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Boston University and a Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons University.

Verywell Family Editorial Process

Verywell Family is an award-winning, modern resource that supports you through all the stages of pregnancy and parenthood. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 140 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices for your family.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, parenting experts, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for 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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