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Simone Scully

Expertise: Health
Title: Health Editorial Director, Performance Marketing
Education: Columbia University, London School of Economics
Location: New York


  • Simone is the editorial director for performance marketing, where she oversees health, fitness, family, and mind content.
  • As an award-winning health journalist with over 10 years of experience, her work has appeared at Healthline, Well+Good, Psych Central, Narratively, Greatist, Romper, The Weather Channel, Mental Floss, Upworthy, and more.
  • She earned her Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was awarded the John Horgan Award for critical science and health journalism.


Simone is the health editorial director for performance marketing. She has over a decade of experience writing about mental health, medicine, and science as a professional journalist.

She's written extensively about psychological and medical research, relationship conflicts, pregnancy, and postpartum care, neonatal loss, chronic condition mental health support, and the latest wellness trends. Her byline has appeared at Healthline, Well+Good, Psych Central, Greatist, Narratively, Romper, Nautilus, Narratively, AskMen, and Motherfigure Magazine among other places.

Previously, Simone worked as an editor at The Weather Channel, Upworthy, theSkimm, and Business Insider. Visit her website at for more information.

Simone was awarded the John Horgan Award for critical science and health journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her work at The Weather Channel won a number of awards, including the 2020 IAC Award for Best Environmental Online Campaign, the 2020 CMA award for Best Series of Articles, and the 2020 Digiday Award for Best B2C Branded Content Site.


Simone has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she was awarded the John Horgan Award for critical science and health journalism at graduation.

Simone also received an MFA from Columbia University and a bachelor of science with honors in international relations from the London School of Economics.

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