Dr. Garlapow has written promotional materials, reported remotely and on-site for medical conferences, contributed to competitive intelligence projects, written for medical news organizations, composed posters, abstracts, and slide decks for presentation at local and national conferences, and written peer-reviewed manuscripts. Her training in quantitative and physiological genetics make her particularly adept at synthesizing scientific results into clear medical communications.

Client Feedback

“In her subcontracting with me, Megan has proven to be reliable and a quick learner. I continue to rely on her support and strong work ethic.” Kathy Boltz, PhD, Principal, On Point Scientific

Therapeutic Areas


Cardiovascular disease


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Select Clients

Oncology Business Review




Targeted Oncology

Conferences Covered

American College of Cardiology

American Society of Hematology

American Society of Clinical Oncology

European Hematology Association

2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium

Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium 2016

Oncology Nursing Society Congress 2016

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMegan Garlapow is a medical writer who works in a variety of therapeutic areas to deliver high quality medical communication documents.

Medical writing training: Dr. Garlapow actively develops her medical writing abilities. She attends the annual American Medical Writers’ Association (AMWA) conference and is enrolled in AMWA’s Essential Skills certificate program.

Academic training in genetics and physiology: Megan earned her Ph.D. in Genetics from North Carolina State University in quantitative and behavioral genetics. Her bioinformatic and bench research on the genetics and genomics of appetite and feeding prepared her to understand the signaling pathways involved in growth, metabolism, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. As a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University, she examined the genetic, physiological, and environmental regulation of body weight. Additionally, her graduate and postdoctoral research addressed two traits which are closely related to the etiology of cancer.

Personal interests: Megan enjoys the myriad of wonders found when adventuring in the outside world, particularly among big mountains, preferably via bicycle or skis.

Connect with Megan: LinkedIn, AMWA freelance directory