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Ryan Nelson

Editor-in-Chief, Medtech Insight, HBW Insight

Washington, D.C.

Ryan Nelson has been covering the medical device and consumer health, wellness and beauty sectors since 2004, first as a reporter for The Gray Sheet, where he covered beats including Capitol Hill, international and emerging technology, and then as managing editor of The Rose Sheet. In his current role, he oversees and heads up strategy for Medtech Insight and HBW Insight. He also manages and contributes regularly to HBW Insight’s Beauty channel with a focus on regulatory, policy and legal issues and has moderated related panels at industry events. Ryan has a growing role in developing podcasts, new features, “deep dive” article series, and infographics across teams and publications. Off the job, he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, son Finn and daughter Maggie in Alexandria, VA.

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