Kelleen Flaherty MS

Kelleen Flaherty MS

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Writing


MS Biology, BA Zoology and Anthropology; George Washington University


Research Interests

  • Medical writing (rhetoric)
  • Medical writing (professional)
  • Insomnia
  • Soft skills


20+ years of experience in scientific and medical writing for the academic, promotional (pharmaceutical) and medical communications industries.  I have written textbook chapters, edited textbooks, written live and enduring materials, worked in print, ppt (even 35mm prior to ppt), multimedia, video, audio, and online (including online interactive) media.  I’ve written slide decks (promotional and CME and academic), monographs, white papers, grant proposals, summaries, detailing materials, scripts and academic papers.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Flaherty KN.  Soft skills: The critical accompaniment to technical skills. American Medical Writers Association Journal. 2014;29(2):70-72.

Flaherty KN, Dishler E.  Headaches.  In: Archangelo V, Peterson A, eds. Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice. 3rd ed.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012: Chapter 38;570-594.

Flaherty KN.  Sleeping pills: Which ones for which patients?  The Carlat Psychiatry Report.  2011;9(11):1-8.

Neubauer DN, Flaherty KN.  Nonprescription Pharmacotherapies: Alcohol, Over-the-Counter, and Complementary and Alternative Medicines.  In: Sateia M, Buysse D. Insomnia: Diagnosis and Treatment. New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010: Chapter 36;417-426.

Neubauer DN, Flaherty KN. Chronic insomnia. Semin Neurol. 2009;29(4):340-353.

Neubauer DN, Flaherty KN.  Pathophysiology, Associations, and Consequences of Insomnia.  In: Kushida C, ed.  Handbook of Sleep Medicine. 2nd ed. New York NY: Informa Healthcare; 2008:15-28.

Contact Information

Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

k [dot] flaherty [at] usciences [dot] edu