Claire Surrey

Healthcare brand and social media strategist

Claire Surrey is a healthcare brand and social media strategist writing about the intersection of health, mass media and culture. She received an MSc in Health, Population and Society from the London School of Economics in 2013 and currently lives in New York City.

Sex and the Over-Fifties

More than 80% of British, Canadian and American adults between 50 and 90 are sexually active. With the risk of pregnancy sharply reduced in older women, the stakes of casual sex can appear lower despite an increased susceptibility of the immune system to infection.
25/02/2013 18:41 GMT

Warm and Fuzzy Healing: Animal-Assisted Therapy in Hospitals and Communities

The students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut resumed classes on January 3, less than a month after the massacre that killed 20 of their fellow students and six staff members. At the newly refurbished school in a neighbouring town, administrators prepared for the students' return with stuffed toys, on-site counsellors, and a team of friendly, bouncing golden retrievers.
14/01/2013 16:08 GMT

That's a Wrap: Condoms, STIs and HBO's Girls

Condoms, when properly used, can help prevent STI and HIV transmission. If you're sexually active, use your judgement and ask whether your partner has been tested. Better yet, why not nix the suspense and make getting regular STI screenings a New Year's resolution?
13/12/2012 16:30 GMT

William, Kate and Women's Health in Celebrity Media

The celebrity media's role in bringing a previously obscure maternal condition to the forefront of popular culture - just imagine the pub quiz questions to be mined from hyperemesis gravidarum's Wikipedia entry this week - carries important implications for health communication.
04/12/2012 23:13 GMT