Depressive symptoms, spirituality, and missed clinic appointments were all found to correlate with hospital admission in sickle cell disease.
Megan Garlapow, PhDContributing Writer
Megan Garlapow, PhD, is the principal and owner of The Line Medical Communications, LLC. Garlapow has worked across a wide variety of projects and therapeutic areas. She holds a BA in biology from the University of Chicago and a PhD in genetics from North Carolina State University. Before working as a medical writer, Garlapow worked in a biopsychology lab, examining social factors affecting breast cancer in rats and people and in a neurogenetics lab, examining the circadian factors affecting nicotine addiction in a mouse model. In her PhD, she used quantitative genetics approaches to examine the regulation of feeding. Her postdoctoral research at Arizona State University focused on environmental and genetic factors affecting body weight. You can find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/megangarlapow/