Joan Swirsky has been a longtime health-and-science and feature writer for The New York Times Long Island section and the recipient of seven Long Island Press Awards. She was a science writer for The Women's Record, writing over 175 articles on the issue of breast cancer on Long Island, publicly acknowledged as driving two redesigns of the New York State Study on breast cancer and as the first journalist in America to put the breast cancer-environment relationship "on the map" of public consciousness.
Joan is a clinical nurse specialist (R.N., M.S., CS, CE) and certified psychotherapist. She was awarded a Nurse of Distinction Award by the New York State Legislature in 1991, and she was co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of REVOLUTION - The Journal of Nurse Empowerment. The magazine, a national quarterly, received First Prize for Editorial Excellence from the prestigious national media Folio Awards in 1994. In addition, for 15 years, she was the editor of The Caucus Current, a monthly magazine on Jewish political issues. She currently writes political commentary for several Internet news journals. Click here for her articles