Courtney Schmidt

Courtney Schmidt


Courtney Schmidt, PharmD, is an award-winning freelance health writer whose work has appeared on a variety of well-known health and wellness publications.


Courtney Schmidt

As director of content for a digital marketing agency, she produced performance-driven content for sites such as,,,, and Her work earned collectively more than one million dollars in revenue within her first year in the role.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Courtney worked as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of inpatient healthcare settings, including:

  • pediatrics
  • adult medicine
  • long-term care

For eight years, she was creator, writer, and editor of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children’s ground-breaking children’s health blog. She has also lived and worked in Malawi, Africa, providing HIV care and education. She received her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2006.