Key Facts
Can still do a back flip on a trampoline
Mom of two teenage daughters
Wanted to be a veterinarian
Is allergic to many animals
She still can’t bring herself to use "over" for "more than"

Ellen Kuwana

MS
Associate Director of Scientific + Medical Communications

Ellen leads the scientific communications team for our biotech, global health, and research clients. She brings more than 20 years’ experience to Cognition in creative medical and scientific media development for large research institutions. She has authored more than 200 science articles for audiences ranging from elementary students to physicians.

Ellen is excited to combine her broad understanding of the biomedical sciences with deep expertise in external communications, social media, language level, continuing medical education, patient education, and health literacy.

She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and a founding member of its Congress of Regional Science Writers Groups. She is also active in the Northwest Science Writers Association in Seattle.

Ellen previously was executive director of a medical nonprofit, led communications for Seattle Children’s pediatric bioethics center, and crafted content at the University of Washington on multiple federally funded projects. Ellen earned her MS in biochemistry from the University of California San Francisco and her BS in organismal biology from the University of Kansas.

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Key Facts
Can still do a back flip on a trampoline
Mom of two teenage daughters
Wanted to be a veterinarian
Is allergic to many animals
She still can’t bring herself to use "over" for "more than"

Our Team

Jr Designer, Brand + Interactive
Lindsey Jensen
Designer, Brand + Interactive
Rachel Simons
Sr Project Manager
Todd Novak
Associate Director of Scientific + Medical Communications
Ellen Kuwana
MS
Jr Medical Illustrator + Animator
Dani Bergey
MS
Presentation Specialist
Jenn Luft
Designer, Information Design
Maureen McLennon
Operations Manager
Yvonne Devereaux
Data Scientist and Science Communication
Elizabeth Hjort
PhD
Associate Director of Design, User Experience
Jonathan Cook
M.Design
Medical Illustrator + Animator
Regina Milner
MS
Associate Director of Science Storytelling
Jared Travnicek
MA, CMI
Sr Designer, Brand + Interactive
Amanda Grage
Co-Founder, Chief Design Strategist
Kristine Johnson
MAMS
Sr Certified Medical Illustrator + Animator
Inessa Stanishevskaya
MScBMC, CMI
Co-Founder, Director of Science Storytelling
David Ehlert
MAMS, CMI, FAMI
Associate Director of Design
Chad P. Hall
M.Design
Designer, Brand + Interactive
Karlie Grasle