Stephen N. Palmer, PhD, ELS

Stephen ("Steve") Palmer, PhD, ELS, is manager and a senior scientific medical writer with the Scientific Publications department at the Texas Heart Institute, where he has worked since 2003. He received his doctorate in Social and Health Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1999 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Department of Symptom Research at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is a member and past president of the American Medical Writers Association, and he earned his certification from the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences in 2004.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Undergraduate:

    Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

  • Fellowships:

    The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Honors, Awards and Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Medical Writers Association


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