For 23 years, I was an attorney in the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. I retired in 2014.

I expect many of my posts to focus on health and medicine.  I became interested in medical research while researching treatment options for my then-teenage daughter, who has heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disease that causes very high LDL-cholesterol. I am a member of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare.  In addition, I am a member/administrator of the Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Discussion Group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/47098836197/).  In September 2013, I became a member of the editorial board of Circulation:  Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, one of the American Heart Association journals. I edit a series of articles by patients or their family members (see here) and help with the journal’s Twitter account. From November 2013 to September 2015, I was a member of the ABIM Assessment 2020 Task Force. I am also a patient reviewer for BMJ and an associate editor for the Society for Participatory Medicine newsletter.

Contact me at mannm at comcast.net.  Follow me on Twitter @MarilynMann.

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Disclosures:  I received travel expenses from the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2015 to attend meetings of the Assessment 2020 Task Force. I received travel expenses from the American College of Cardiology in 2016 to attend the Cardiovascular Innovation Summit.

My husband and I do not own any securities of drug or device manufacturers. My mother, and a trust created at the time of my father’s death, hold securities of certain drug and device manufacturers as part of a diversified portfolio of securities, and my siblings and I are beneficiaries and will receive payouts at the time of my mother’s death. I am not involved in the management of my parents’ assets. Most likely the actual securities will not be distributed but rather will be sold so that cash can be distributed.

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  2. Hi,

    Healthline is interested in contributing a guest post to marilynmann.wordpress.com. We would be open to contributing any blog that would be of interest to your readers. Healthline bloggers have been featured on a variety of sites including:

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    Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    Warm Regards,


  3. Kristine Jenkins

    I hope all is well.
    I wanted to reach out to you in regards to guest blog posting. The folks at Ubiquinol.org have written a post focusing on statin drugs and the side effects those drugs have on Ubiquinol Levels in the body.
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    Looking forward to your thoughts.

    Kristine jenkins


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