Susan Gilbert is the public affairs and communications manager. She joined The Hastings Center in 2007 as the staff writer and became the public affairs editor in 2011, editing the Center's blogs and creating and producting special editorial projects for Hastings Center Report
. She is an investigator on The Hastings Center's educational project on animal research ethics.
Previously, Gilbert was a freelance writer specializing in health and medicine. She was a frequent contributor to The New York Times Science section and an editorial consultant for Harvard Health Publications. Earlier, she was an editor of The New York Times Good Health Magazine and Science Digest. Gilbert is the author of A Field Guide to Boys and Girls (HarperCollins 2000) and coauthor of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Optimal Memory (McGraw-Hill 2005) and Children’s Hospital Guide to Your Child’s Health and Development (Perseus 2001). Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Scientific American Online,Redbook, Parenting, and Forbes. She has received two awards from the American Medical Writers Association.