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Michelle Pugle, MA

Health Writer/Reporter

As seen in Healthline, Verywell, Everyday Health, Psych Central, and


Passionate about creating credible, accessible, and inclusive health content that has a meaningful impact on readers.


Michelle collaborates with award-winning websites to create comprehensive yet concise articles that explore recent research and subject matter expert insights about health. Niches include mental health and coping with chronic conditions.


She is well-versed in the content curation process from inception to optimization. Repeat bylines include Healthline, Everyday Health, Psych Central, Verywell, and where Michelle writes and reports on the latest health research with a strong focus on mental health, nutrition, and coping with chronic conditions. When Michelle isn't freelancing from the mountains of B.C., she's working part-time as a communications content specialist at her alma matter, Thompson Rivers University.

Freelance Experience

Freelance experience spans the last decade and includes collaborating with industry-leading and award-winning digital health platforms, writing research-based articles, reporting on health news and trends, interviewing subject matter experts and lived experience experts, and making sense of the latest health research for readers. Here are some featured collaborations and links to author pages.


Client Testimonial


"As an editor at Healthline, I have enjoyed working with Michelle the past 5 years. She is reliable and does quality work. She never misses a deadline and always delivers what we want in a story. On top of that, she is easy to work with."

- David Mills, Editor

Education & Specialized Training

Michelle's educational background is interdisciplinary with a strong focus on research methodologies, social determinants of health, and mental health. She is passionate about lifelong learning and continues to add specialized courses and trainings to her knowledge base and skill set. What you see below is a highlight reel of a pursuit to understand human behavior, health, and wellness.


Formal Education

Master of Arts

University of Western Ontario
Joseph Armand-Bombardier Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts

English and Sociology
Thompson Rivers University

3x Award Recipient for Excellence in English 

Specialized Mental Health Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification 

  • Stopping the Violence Counselling Training

  • Specialized Knowledge for Anti-Violence Work

  • Body-Oriented Trauma Counselling Strategies

  • Navigating Difficult Client Relationships 

  • Solutions-Focused Therapy Skills for Short-Term Counselling 

  • SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training 

  • Counselling: The Essential Skills 


Michelle Pugle, MA

Freelance health writer/reporter, communications content specialist

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