Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Empower. Inspire. Engage.

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Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, a writer, award-winning broadcast journalist, registered nurse, international speaker, health educator, and editor-in-chief of Healthin30.com. Barbara explores the intersection between health, technology and art.

Offering practical advice for consumers, Barbara writes about health and wellness, and delivers her trademark brand of advice, which is simple, useful and trustworthy information to help empower people to take charge of their health.

Addressing the professional sector, Barbara writes about the latest trends surrounding technology, social media, and health care; including the role of doctors. nurses and patient engagement.

BARBARA IS A WRITER at The Huffington Post and a contributor to KevinMD, and DoctorOz.

Barbara’s work at The Huffington Post is published in Healthy Living, Health News, Tech, Business, Style, Entertainment, and Media to name a few.


Barbara’s work is published in TheHealthCareBlog, DrGreene, Sharecare, PracticeFusion, HIMSS, The TED Blog, TEDMED, HealthWorksCollectiveHealthCommentary.orgGetBetterHealth, Latin Trends Magazine, DoctorOz.com, & HuffPost.


Barbara has been interviewed and quoted in The Observer (Cayman Island Newspaper), REAL SIMPLE Magazine, TheTEDBlog, PharmaVOICE, ZocDoc, Illinois Nurses Association Publication, Mid-Atlantic Nursing Today, AMN Healthcare, Working World, Nurse.com, Nursezone, and Advance for Nurses.


Barbara appeared on FOXNews Live to talk about social media networking and medicine, NBC & ABC. More media work may be found here.


Barbara is on the Advisory Board for Sharecare and The University of San Francisco, School of Nursing and Health Professions for Health Information Technology.

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