Dana Connolly, PhD


Staff Medical Writer



  • UC San Diego: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Inherited Forms of Cardiovascular Disease
  • New York University: PhD, Research Design & Analysis
  • Columbia University in the City of New York: Master of Science, Family Health
  • Rutgers University: Bachelors, Science


  • Sovereign Health Group: Staff Medical Writer
  • Scientific Research Publishing: Associate Editor
  • New York University School of Medicine: Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatricsclinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Family Practice Specialists: Nurse Practitioner
  • Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego: Research Consultant
  • Rady Children's Hospital: Nurse Practitioner
  • NYU Langone Medical Center: Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Coordinator/Research Coordinator


  • Torrey Pines Elementary School: Assistant Art Teacher
  • San Diego Food Bank: Volunteer


Dana Connolly, Ph.D., is a senior staff writer for Sovereign Health, where she translates current research into practical information. She earned her Ph.D. in research and theory development from New York University and has decades of experience in clinical care, medical research and health education. Sovereign Health is a health information resource and Dr. Connolly helps to ensure excellence in our model.