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Our staff of outreach professionals, editors and content writers provides you with trusted information on prescription drugs, medical devices and lawsuits. Our guest contributors are doctors, patient advocates and health experts who share their expertise on drug and device side effects and health information.

Meet Our Drugwatch Team

At Drugwatch, we are passionate about our mission to bring you up-to-date news and well-researched information on prescription drugs and medical devices. Our team of writers, designers and outreach coordinators works together to make sure you get the information you need to take charge of your health.

Michelle Llamas - DrugWatch Staff Writer and Radio Host

Michelle Llamas

Staff Writer and Drugwatch Radio Host

Michelle is an experienced reporter and researcher, and has written for magazines and public relations companies. She has been published in research journals and peer-reviewed publications. She holds a degree in English – Technical Communication from the University of Central Florida.

Chris Elkins - DrugWatch Staff Writer

Chris Elkins

Staff Writer

Chris is a health care writer who has experience working in journalism and public relations. He’s been published by multiple newspapers and online publications. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in strategic communication with a certificate in health communication from the University of West Florida.

Kevn Connolly - Staff Writer

Kevin Connolly

Staff Writer

Kevin enjoys researching and writing about the latest developments in science and medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida in Tampa. As a journalist, Kevin worked for the Orlando Sentinel for nearly 20 years, both as a reporter and editor. Kevin has written and edited articles about the environment, public health, the pharmaceutical industry and many other topics.

Emily Miller - Staff Writer

Emily Miller

Staff Writer

Emily is a former journalist with experience in health care writing. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. In the past, she covered crime, breaking news, education, local government, First Amendment news and the U.S. Supreme Court for media organizations in Florida, Washington, D.C., and Texas.

Matt Mauney - Staff Writer

Matt Mauney

Staff Writer

Matt Mauney is a writer and researcher for Drugwatch.com. Before joining the Drugwatch team, he spent 10 years in journalism working for various newspapers and news websites. Matt has a degree in journalism with a double minor in broadcasting and public relations from Georgia Southern University.

Kristin Compton - Staff Writer

Kristin Compton

Staff Writer

Kristin is a medical writer with a background in legal studies. She has experience working in law firms as a paralegal and legal writer, journalism and marketing. She’s published numerous articles in a northwest Florida-based newspaper and lifestyle/entertainment magazine, as well as worked as a ghost writer on blog posts published online by a central Florida law firm in the health law niche.

Stephanie Muniz - DrugWatch Outreach Team Member

Stephanie Muniz

Outreach Team Member

Stephanie aims to educate and inform the medical community of unsafe health risk.  With a background in journalism and senior care, she is passionate about bringing awareness to readers everywhere. She holds a Communication degree from the University Of Central Florida.

Meet Our Drugwatch Contributors

Our guest contributors are experts in their field and come from a variety of backgrounds — from accomplished surgeons to people whose personal experience with drugs and devices inspired them to advocate for others. They share Drugwatch's mission to educate the public and provide resources to consumers and their families.

Dr. E. Scott Sills - DrugWatch Contributor

Dr. E. Scott Sills

Drugwatch Contributor

Dr. E. Scott Sills is an internationally recognized physician & author with a background in reproductive endocrinology, health policy, and medical regulation. He has written or edited five books and published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in scholarly journals of global scope. As an expert in IVF, Dr. Sills has consistently achieved superior pregnancy rates even for poor-prognosis patients.

Tess Schulman - DrugWatch Contributor

Tess Schulman

Drugwatch Contributor

Tess Schulman is a scientist, paralegal and certified patient advocate who became a patient activist after experiencing severe adverse reactions to the medical device Essure. As a member of the Essure Problems group, she volunteers as a grassroots lobbyist in Washington D.C. and her home state of North Carolina. She fights for medical device safety with an emphasis on the need for rigorous science in clinical trials and post-market surveillance.

Elaine K. Sanchez - DrugWatch Contributor

Elaine K. Sanchez

Drugwatch Contributor

Elaine Sanchez is the author of the unflinching honest and surprisingly funny book, Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver . She is the co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com, an online support program for family and professional caregivers. Her passion for helping others cope with the emotional stress of caregiving comes from her own experience of caring for family members.

Rebecca Montrone - DrugWatch Contributor

Rebecca Montrone

Drugwatch Contributor

Certified holistic health practitioner, nutritionist, and traditional apothecary/herbalist Rebecca Roentsch Montrone employs the modalities of diet, lifestyle management, nutritional supplements, bio-identical hormones, and botanicals to help bring healing and optimize health.

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