Charles earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and has produced educational and training content for the disabled, the classroom, and for a health-specific, regional TV station’s social media. He has also written health-focused human-interest stories for newspapers and magazines. Inspired by science and health communicators, like Dr. Oliver Sacks, Charles became interested in translating complex health information for lay audiences. While pursuing his MA, Technical Communication at UCF, Charles became further inspired to begin a career in medical communication when his elderly father had hip replacement surgery, and Charles became his caregiver.
Charles is an active member of the American Medical Writers Association where he is the Florida chapter’s volunteer social media coordinator and recently presented a webinar to chapter members discussing medical rhetoric. When not immersing himself in medical communication related activities, Charles enjoys recreational running, playing his acoustic guitar, cultural satire, and creative wordplay.