ELENA DEBRE is a high school junior at Marlborough School in Los Angeles. As an Honors Research student, Elena conducts research at the USC Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center, where she studies the way interactive storytelling technology and virtual reality can improve public health. In addition to contributing to Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, Elena founded a science newsletter entitled Marlborough Matter(s) at her school as a way to combine her love of writing and science. Elena also writes fiction and poetry.
AUBRIE-ANN JONES is a graduate of the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She holds an MFA in Fiction from The New School, and a BA in Anthropology from Fordham University. Aubrie has taught at NYU Langone Medical Center, Rutgers University, and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is interested in exploring the intersection between healthcare and technology, and is working toward standardizing narrative medicine practice in medical education.
ELIZABETH LANPHIER is a doctoral student specializing in moral and political philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Her research is particularly focused on health and medical ethics, global rights, the intersection of literature and philosophy, and feminist and critical methodologies. Before moving to Nashville, she studied literature and history at New York University and received her MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. For nearly ten years she worked in global public health and humanitarian aid.
AMIR A. TARSHA is Syrian-American writer and resident psychiatrist at Northwestern University. His fiction was recently anthologized in the Best Small Fictions 2016. His short stories have also appeared in American Chordata and The Chicago Tribune.