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Communications Coordinator

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In coordinating and helping to design and manage outreach efforts for HSX members and consumers, Russ Allen takes advantage of his three decades of experience as a communications manager and marketing content developer in healthcare. In addition to his extensive experience working with hospital health systems and in clinical subject matter, Russ has a subspecialty in covering healthcare IT-related areas and has worked on marketing-communications content for clients that include Lexis Nexis, Siemens Medical, Elsevier/MEDai, Gold Standard, General Dynamics IT, and WhiteCloud Analytics.

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Russ Allen was previously a Marketing Writer and then Director of Medical Communications at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he led a staff of writers providing communications to professional and consumer audiences. At the university, Russ had earlier worked as a Development/Fundraising Writer.  He has also served as Director of Communications at Arcadia University’s Center for Study Abroad.

As a professional writer, editor, and communications-team member and team leader, Russ formed The Writers Studio in 1995 to bring the highest-level copywriting services to clients in a range of fields, with ongoing capability to scale services in a communications and copywriting agency and writers group. He has extensive experience in project management and a proven record in helping to plan and creatively conceptualize written and visual communications in all media.  Russ has had a focus on technical fields and in communications for medical provider and other technical audiences in both promotional and academic formats.

Russ has a Master of Science in science and technical communications, magna cum laude, from Drexel University.  He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, cum laude, from the University of Virginia.  He has both research and clinical experience in healthcare.  Earlier in his career he served as a senior patient-care technician at Jefferson Medical College.  In addition to having held medical laboratory positions in the U.S. and abroad, he also completed three research internships at the National Institutes of Health as well as a year of additional science studies at the University of Pennsylvania.