About Dawn

Dawn Elliott Knapp, PA-C, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and English Literature from Centre College in Danville, KY, and a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky College of Allied Health in Lexington, KY. She has been a nationally board-certified physician assistant since 1994.


Ms. Knapp has worked as a freelance medical writer since 2021, using her broad-based medical knowledge and clinical experience to present complex materials clearly and concisely. She is well-versed in medical conditions across the lifespan through her primary care-based, internal medicine experience. Her clinical practice focused on patient education, breaking down difficult medical concepts to help patients fully understand their health conditions. In addition, her prior experience as a laboratory research technician provides a firm foundation for covering clinical trial research.

Ms. Knapp's writing portfolio includes CME manuscripts and executive summaries for PER and OncLive, medical news articles for Medscape, and promotional materials for PRIME Education.