A downloadable pdf of Sonja's CV is available here. 


Sonja K Billes, founder of August Scientific, has a PhD in Neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University. She has over 10 years of experience in biomedical research and 6 years of experience as a medical writer in the pharmaceutical and drug development industries. 

Dr. Billes became a medical writer because she believes in clear and efficient communication of biomedical research and scientific developments. With a strong background in the health sciences, Dr. Billes' experience includes writing about basic, preclinical, and translational science to reporting the results of large Phase 3 trials in high-impact medical journals.

Areas of expertise include: neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, obesity, diabetes, addiction, and psychology.

Dr. Billes has authored work on topics including: obesity, diabetes, weight loss, smoking cessation, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, NAFLD, wound healing, addiction, multiple sclerosis, and COPD.

Dr. Billes lives in San Diego, California, where she and her helpful staff, Jackson (responsibilities include dog days of August), enjoy running, hiking, and beach time. Dr. Billes is also a volunteer medical writer for Evidence-Based Birth.

About August

August is derived from the Latin word, augustus, and means respected or impressive.

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