Dave Singleton, Health Journalist
Dave Singleton is an award-winning writer, editor and author, who writes for numerous publications and websites on a variety of topics, including health, caregiving, pop culture, food, travel, social trends, relationships, and LGBT life. In addition to his regular work for Caring.com, he’s a contributing editor for the literary journal Scoundrel Time and a multimedia communications consultant.
He is the author of three books, including "CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush".
Dave has appeared on television and radio programs such as NBC News, NPR, the BBC, and AARP Prime Time Focus. His work has been featured in numerous print and online media, including The Washington Post, National Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Washingtonian, PBS’s Next Avenue, Salon, AARP Media, Huffington Post, the UK Sun, the Sydney Morning Herald, Yahoo, MSN, Match.com’s Happen magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Tango, Metro Weekly, Instinct, Attitude, and OUT.
He speaks at colleges and conferences, teaches nonfiction and memoir writing classes, and leads events.
Dave holds a master's in business administration from New York University's Stern School of Business, with extensive additional coursework with the NYU Graduate School of Journalism. He has a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Virginia.
He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Why I Care
"Caregiving is near and dear to my heart because of my personal experience with friends and family members who've suffered with illnesses including heart disease, strokes, cancer, dementia and Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and HIV. For good reason, caregiving is often seen as more of a female focus. The statistics show that women are predominantly the caregivers in our society. But many men are caretakers, too. I'm especially pleased to write for Caring.com to share more from a male point of view as well as to initiate conversations around real-life experiences and coping strategies when faced with older, infirm parents and ill loved ones."