Olivia Campbell is an independent journalist, essayist, and author focusing on the intersections of medicine, women, history, and nature. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Magazine, HISTORY, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Aeon, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, Literary Hub, and Atlas Obscura, among others.
Her first nonfiction book, WOMEN IN WHITE COATS: HOW THE FIRST WOMEN DOCTORS CHANGED THE WORLD OF MEDICINE, was published in March 2021 by HarperCollins/Park Row Books. It’s about the three women who founded the London School of Medicine for Women. Amazon named it a “Best Book of 2021” and an “Editors’ Pick” for Best History books. Apple named it a “Must-Listen” audiobook. Her next book, A FLAME OF HOPE, will chronicle the lives of four women physicists who were forced to flee Hitler’s Germany.
Campbell lives in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs with her husband, three sons, and two cats.