About this blog

The On Health blog delivers insights and opinion on the high-quality and thought-provoking research published across BMC’s multidisciplinary selection of health sciences journals, from Reproductive Health to Implementation Science.

We have nearly 50 health sciences journals covering biomedical, psychosocial, organizational, policy and societal aspects of human health, disease and healthcare. The focus is on the design and evaluation of technological, behavioral, and organizational interventions to improve health at patient, population and global levels.

As well as writing about the research we publish, this blog is a place to read discussions on conferences, insights into journal developments, and commentary on news in the field.

Most of our posts are written by staff, but you’ll also hear from our Editorial Board Members and a variety of guest bloggers.


  • Amy Smikle

    Author profile image Amy recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. She joined our New York office in 2018 to pursue her interest in science communication and is now an Editorial Assistant for open access journals in the clinical medicine portfolio.

  • benmiller

    Author profile image Ben is a Journal Development Editor at BMC, focusing on Nuclear Medicine and Experimental Medicine. He graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry.

  • Dana Dovey

    Dana is a Journal Development Editor at BMC and works on a number of journal in the Gynecology/Reproductive Health portfolio. She was previously a science writer at Newsweek and holds a journalism degree from the University of Hertfordshire.

  • Kyle Adair

    Author profile image Kyle is a Journal Development Editor at BMC. He graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases.

  • Samuel Cruickshank

    Author profile image Samuel came to BMC in 2015, having received his Masters' in Biology from the University of Sheffield. He writes on all aspects of psychiatry.