About Us

Contagion® is a fully integrated news resource covering all areas of infectious disease. Through our website, bimonthly journal, email newsletters, and social media outlets, we provide practitioners and specialists with disease-specific information designed to improve patient outcomes and assist with the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases. Our mission is to assure that the healthcare community and the public have the knowledge to make more informed choices and have a positive impact on patient outcomes.

Editorial Staff:
Editorial Director, Allie Ward, MA - Allie Ward is the editorial director for the Health Care Specialty Group division of MJH Life Sciences. She attended Rider University and earned a degree in journalism before pursing a masters in magazine writing from New York University. Prior to making a switch to health care news in 2018, Allie spent 6 years in New York City working in political journalism. She enjoys cooking, biking, and her dog Bo. Follow her on Twitter at @allie_ward or email her at [email protected]

Managing Editor, Kevin Kunzmann - Kevin Kunzmann is the managing editor for Contagion, as well as its sister publication HCPLive. Prior to joining parent company MJH Life Sciences in 2017, he worked as a health care and government reporter for The Pocono Record, and as a freelance writer for NJ Advance Media, The Express-Times, The Daily Journal, and more. He graduated from Rowan University with a degree in journalism in 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, running his dog, and complaining about the Mets. Follow him on Twitter @NotADoctorKevin or email him at [email protected]

Senior Editor, John Parkinson - John Parkinson is the senior editor for ContagionLive. Prior to joining MJH Life Sciences in 2020, he has covered a variety of fields and markets including diabetes, oncology, ophthalmology, IT, travel, and local news. You can email him at [email protected]

Assistant Editor, Killian Meara - Killian Meara, assistant editor for ContagionLive, joined the MJH Life Sciences team in November 2020. He graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in liberal studies, and concentrations in history and psychology. He enjoys film, reading, and pretending he is a good cook. Follow him on Twitter @krmeara or email him at [email protected]

Editor in Chief, Jason Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDP, FIDSA, BCPS - Dr. Jason Gallagher is a clinical professor at Temple University School of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Temple University Hospital, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also the director of the PGY2 residency in infectious diseases pharmacy at Temple.