Meet the team

Lisa Cimakasky

Lisa worked as a medical writer at medical communications agencies in New York City from 2004 to 2009. She has experience in publications, promotional activities, and CME, and is a member of AMWA.

She has a BS in Biology and Philosophy from the University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) and a PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD), where she performed basic HIV research. She also did an internship at the Maryland Science Center.

Shawn Kuhmann

Shawn has over 13 years of academic research experience in HIV. He previously held a faculty position at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and has been a freelance biomedical writer since 2008.

He received a BS in Chemistry from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN) and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR). In addition to CME materials, he has coauthored primary research manuscripts, review articles, and a book chapter.