Shelley Wood is a journalist and bestselling author, currently the Editorial Director at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and the Managing Editor of TCTMD.com. Before joining CRF in 2015, Shelley was Senior Director of Global News, for Medscape, by WebMD, and Managing Editor at theheart.org. Her medical journalism has won the National Institute for Heath Care Management’s excellence in print journalism prize, the Online News Award for best specialty site journalism, two prizes from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards, and Gold from the Association of Healthcare Publication Editors Awards. Her podcast, Heart Sounds, has won a Digital Health Award. In 2022, Shelley was awarded WomenHeart’s Wenger Award for Excellence in Media, for championing the voices of women clinicians and women’s heart health over the course of her career.
In addition to shining a light on inequities in cardiovascular health, Shelley is an internationally published novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, The Quintland Sisters (Harper Collins; 2019) was an instant bestseller.
Shelley did her undergraduate degree at McGill University and her graduate degree in journalism at the University of British Columbia, specializing in medical reporting. She is based in Kelowna, Canada.