Stanford Medicine magazine is a 2022 CASE Circle of Excellence winner. The magazine is published by the Stanford Medicine Office of Communications as part of an ongoing program of public information and education.

The team

Rosanne Spector


Rosanne Spector serves as editor of Stanford Medicine magazine and as mentor to science writing interns. Originally, she wanted to be a biologist, and she earned a master’s degree in plant pathology from UC-Berkeley. But her love of reading, writing and asking lots of questions led her to a career in science writing. After several years covering science as a newspaper reporter, she came to Stanford Medicine as a science writer and began editing Stanford Medicine in 1997.
Office: (650) 725-5374

Patricia Hannon

Associate Editor

Patricia Hannon is senior associate editor of Stanford Medicine magazine, which she joined in 2017. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from The (San Jose) Mercury News/ Bay Area News Group with expertise in digital publishing and crisis communications. A fifth-generation Californian, she is a San Jose State University graduate in journalism and anthropology.
Office: (650) 725-3244

Annic Jobin

Senior Director, Content Strategy

Annic Jobin leads the team responsible for strategic content communications initiatives for Stanford Medicine. She previously served as vice president of content for WebMD and Medscape, where she oversaw editorial strategies and content production for consumer and professional audiences. Before joining WebMD, she produced cross-platform news coverage and integrated key TV programming initiatives on CNN.com.
Office: (678) 612-1414

David Armario

Art/Design Direction

David Armario Design’s philosophy towards all publication design is to be visual journalists. Creative design and art direction is nothing without the awareness that for a publication’s identity to truly be successful the creative team must think about how the design components support the overall editorial message. The excellence of David Armario’s work has been recognized by organizations including American Society of Magazine Editors, The Society of Publication Designers, American Illustration, and Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Cecilia Arradaza

Chief Communications Officer

Cecilia Arradaza is the chief communications officer at Stanford Medicine. She previously served as the executive director of strategy for the social impact agency Wondros where she provided integrated communications leadership for Operation Warp Speed and the National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program. Prior to that, she led communications and engagement efforts for the Biden Cancer Initiative and the Milken Institute and its FasterCures center. Earlier in her career, she held leadership roles at global advisory firms Brunswick Group, Chandler Chicco Agency, Hyde Park Communications, and Powell Tate. She actively serves on the board of the BrightFocus Foundation, Sage Bionetworks, and Shepherd Foundation, as well as on the Ad Council’s issues advisory group. She graduated from George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Women’s College.
Office: (650) 723-8812

Paul Costello

Contributing Editor

Paul Costello is former chief communications officer at the Stanford School of Medicine, an adjunct lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Medicine, and a Stanford Global Health Faculty Fellow. A social worker by training, he is a veteran communications strategist with a background in government, the corporate sector and academia.

Alison Peterson

Circulation Manager

Alison Peterson is the office’s business manager. She started working at the university in 2007 at the Stanford Management Company. Long, long ago she graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in English. She enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her two kids and three grandkids.
Office: (650) 736-7572

Contact Us

Letters to the editor, subscriptions, address changes and correspondence for permission to copy or reprint should be addressed to Stanford Medicine magazine, Stanford Medicine Office of Communications, 455 Broadway St., 4th floor, MC 5471, Redwood City, CA 94063. We can be reached by phone at (650) 723-6911; by fax at (650) 723-7172 and by email at medmag@stanford.edu.

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