Dr. Megan N. Freeland, PharmD
My previous post highlighted Dr. Madison’s unique public health consulting company.
But public health can take many forms, especially in pharmacy.
Allow me to introduce Dr. Megan N. Freeland, a public health pharmacist who uses creative writing to bring health information to the digital world.
How it started…
On a 9th-grade field trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the young Dr. Freeland realized her passion for public health. She began mapping her future as a public health pharmacist at the CDC but struggled to find specific advice to guide her steps into this role.
As a pharmacy student at Mercer University, she developed a personal blog displaying her engaging writing techniques and wealth of healthcare knowledge. It was at this point she identified writing as her connection between pharmacy and public health.
After completing a postgraduate pharmaceutical fellowship in drug information with Purdue University, Indiana University Health System, and Janssen Scientific Affairs; she landed her dream job in health communications at the CDC.
Re-writing the path
Although she found this experience professionally beneficial in its writing opportunities, she realized there was room to maximize her expertise and talent. She wanted to marry her knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences with her passion for writing culturally-relevant healthcare information.
Thus, Stockrose Creative LLC, a pharmacist-led creative copywriting and content marketing company was born.
“We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it.” — James Baldwin
How it’s going…
Today, Dr. Freeland helps innovative health brands and private medical practices develop and execute culturally relevant content strategies in order to increase brand loyalty, establish themselves as thought leaders, and improve patient outcomes.
When asked about her vision for this venture, Dr. Freeland swiftly responds “to transform the identity of health information. Rather than being purely educational, I believe health content should get people excited about taking better care of themselves.”
Dr. Megan Freeland’s mission is to fight health misinformation online. She has written several articles, blog posts, and website content in the health and wellness space. She even wrote a post for this site! She also hopes to help fellow pharmacists and healthcare providers learn how to use their healthcare expertise to create impactful health communications. In her efforts to accomplish this goal, she shares valuable information about opportunities in health communications on her LinkedIn page.
In my humble opinion, this combination of talent and schooling is a winning formula for entrepreneurial success.
Stay tuned for our final entrepreneur in this series who brings a new meaning to the term ‘pharmacy advocate.’
Dr. Alandra Mitchell
Dr. Alandra Mitchell is a proud alumna of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She also completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency with a focus on data analytics and informatics. This proud native of Trinidad and Tobago is also the founder of RxRounds, a fast growing health and wellness educational forum for the Caribbean. She is a freelance writer, digital content creator, and curriculum development expert.
Learn more about Dr. Mitchell and RxRounds at www.rxrounds.com