Amy J. Markowitz, JD is a freelance editor, scientific writing mentor and instructor, and curriculum development consultant, with particular expertise in medicine and health policy. She is the Scientific Writing Specialist and Editorial Consultant for UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Research Career Development (K) Program, and Program Manager for the Traumatic Brain Injury Endpoints Development Initiative at SFGH; she also serves as the Project Editor to the UCSF Health Workforce on Long-Term Care Research Center.
Amy was a co-creator and founding Managing Editor of JAMA's "Care of the Aging Patient" section, and served in the same capacity for JAMA’s “Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life” section and the Annals of Internal Medicine’s “Quality Grand Rounds” series.
Amy is an editor-for-hire for manuscript, book, individual investigator and multi-center grant, Web site, and curriculum development projects, and provides on-site writing instruction through seminars and one-on-one tutorials. In addition to her work at UCSF, she has served as writer and editor for such diverse clients as Google, the California HealthCare Foundation, and amFAR TREAT Asia’s HIV network, based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has developed an interest and expertise in assisting writers and researchers writing for English-language journals for whom English is not a first language, as well as for investigators with learning differences.