abby norman
expertise
Endometriosis

Highlights

  • Author of ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain
  • Featured in Harper's, The Independent, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Futurism, Mental Floss, Seventeen, Atlas Obscura, Medium, and others
  • Interviewed and profiled by NPR/WNYC, BBC, The New York Times, Playboy, Forbes, Glamour, and Bitch Magazine


Experience

As a patient and advocate, Abby has been a board member, keynote speaker, and presenter at several conferences including Stanford University’s Stanford Medicine X and the Endometriosis Foundation of America's annual medical conference and Patient Day.

She’s also lent her experience to technical expert panels through the National Partnership for Women and Families’ CORE Network, including Yale University, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and The Society for Women's Health Research.

Abby is the author of ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain. Her work has been praised by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Sunday Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Book Riot, Toronto Star, Undark Magazine, BUST Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Ms. Magazine, and many international media outlets.

Education

Abby has received education and training in a number of healthcare-related endeavors, including basic life support, FEMA-certification for HAZMAT, certified health literacy coaching through The Dartmouth Institute.