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Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.

Medical Editor

Credentials and Professional Experience

  • Rice University (B.S.)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Cover-Featured Article in Experimental and Molecular Medicine 2013
  • Chapter Author for Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Featured Speaker at the 2018 Medical Advancement Expo
  • University of Texas at Austin College of Engineering THRUST Fellow
  • Co-Inventor of US9463069B2 and US20160114078A1

About Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.

Katy Moncivais holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She’s an experienced Regenerative Medicine Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry. Skilled in adult stem cells, medical devices, biomechanics, bacterial and mammalian cell culture, and regenerative medicine, she provides guidance on an array of topics affecting consumers. She gives presentations and has been published on a variety of scientific and clinical research topics.

In her role at ConsumerSafety.org, Dr. Moncivais works alongside the writing and research staff to help deliver fact-based news stories to consumers. Her unique professional history alongside her rigorous educational background allows her to contribute to a variety of consumer-focused topics with a fresh perspective. In addition, Dr. Moncivais reviews portions of medically driven content to ensure scientific accuracy.

Stories by Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.

Drugs
Scott Gottlieb: The FDA Commissioner America Needed
Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation as FDA Commissioner just a couple of weeks ago and will officially leave the agency in a just […]
March 19, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Products
3M Lawsuits Consumers Should Know
Whether you know it or not, you probably use 3M Company products every day. They make “damage-free” adhesive strips for hanging pictures and wall […]
March 14, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Legal
Legal Look: Missouri Lawsuit Bill, Roundup Theatrics & Imerys Talc Insurance Tussle
This week, the Legal Look reviews a new Missouri bill that could make it harder for big verdicts in joinedered lawsuits, some lawyer theatrics […]
March 8, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Adverse Event Reporting: What You Need to Know
According the the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), all drug and device safety information is thoroughly vetted before a product gains approval. […]
February 28, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Medical Devices
Mirena Adverse Events are Making Headlines Again
Recent news coverage has highlighted the many side effects reported for Mirena contraceptives, largely focusing on a rare neurological condition called pseudotumor cerebri. The […]
February 14, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Products
Texas Veteran Files Lawsuit Over Defective 3M Combat Earplugs
Sergeant Scott Rowe is suing 3M Company, claiming their defective Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEV2) caused his hearing problems. Sgt. Rowe spent time […]
January 31, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Prilosec vs Nexium vs Prevacid
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first prescription proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) in 1989 as a treatment for heartburn caused by acid […]
January 23, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Types of Damages in Drug, Medical Device and Personal Injury Lawsuits
We discuss drug, medical device, and personal injury lawsuits frequently, and those discussions may leave readers with a lot of questions. Sometimes the judge […]
January 17, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
How to Read Prescription Drug Labels
Though we may not always notice, pharmacists serve a vital role in our healthcare team, ensuring that prescriptions make sense, get dispensed correctly, and […]
January 10, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Drug and Device Safety During the 2019 Government Shutdown
As the partial federal government shutdown stretches into its third week, even people who don’t work for the government are beginning to feel its […]
January 8, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Products
Bayer Lawsuits Consumers Should Know
Most people know Bayer Corporation as the developer of commercial grade aspirin, but the pharmaceutical giant does a lot more than produce one of […]
January 3, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Medical Devices
Essure Oversight to Extend Beyond Discontinuation of US Sales
In a statement issued this afternoon, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. outlined new steps the agency hopes will reduce potential risks the Essure device […]
December 20, 2018
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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