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Olivia Campbell.

C. Ian Campbell

Olivia Campbell



Parenting, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Maternal Health


Johns Hopkins University, MA in Science and Medical Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University, BS in Journalism



Olivia has been writing personal essays and reported features about parenting, pregnancy, maternal health, fertility, and the postpartum period ever since she became a mom back in 2007. She now has three sons and a vast portfolio of bylines from print and online magazines. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, SELF, Parents, Refinery29, HuffPost, and Brain, Child Magazine. 

Olivia’s first book, “Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine” was published in 2021 and made the New York Times best-seller list. She is hard at work on her second book, “A Flame of Hope: The Women Physicists Who Fled Nazi Germany.”

Read more about her work at www.ocampbellwriter.com


Olivia earned a master’s degree in science and medical writing from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

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