Adam Townsend is a writer and editor who spent 11 years as a reporter and photographer at newspapers and web sites across the United States.
Starting 2013, he's helped manage MedicineNet's vast array of medical reference information. In his role as senior content producer, Townsend has edited and published thousands of detailed articles by medical doctors explaining diseases, pharmaceuticals, and health trends.
During his career as a beat and investigative reporter in Southern California, West Virginia, and Ohio, Townsend received various awards and accolades. He wrote stories about subjects as varied as nuclear energy; the Sinaloan drug cartel's U.S. operations; missing persons and murder investigations; and the collapse of the U.S. steel industry. He became a sought-after panelist to discuss news topics on radio and television in San Diego.
Townsend is also a professional artist and illustrator. He lives with his wife and daughter in Orange County, California.