Liza Bernstein

Breast Cancer Survivor

Liza Bernstein

Nick Dawson

Director of Community Engagement,
Bon Secours Health System

Nick Dawson

Britt Johnson

Blogger, TheHurtBlogger

Britt Johnson

Sarah Kucharski

Blogger, The Afternoon Nap Society

Sarah Kucharski

Sean Ahrens

Founder, Crohnology
Sean is a Crohns patient and self-tracker who founded the website Crohnology.

Sean Ahrens

Hugo Campos

Founder, ICD User Group

Hugo Campos

Liza Bernstein is a three time cancer survivor, first diagnosed in 1994, who has used Twitter and social media to extend her patient advocacy work to help others become engaged patients and partner in their own care. Liza was a 2012 Medicine X ePatient scholar who was profiled in a Stanford Medicine X film on peer-to-peer healthcare.

Nick Dawson is Director of Community Engagement for the Bon Secours Health System in Virginia. He is passionate about the patient experience as a driving force in healthcare, and a 2012 ePatient advisory board member.

Britt Johnson is a 27-year old spondyloarthropathy and rheumatoid arthritis ePatient and blogger of TheHurtBlogger. Britt was a 2012 Medicine X ePatient scholar who was selected to give a talk about her experiences on the Stanford Medicine X main stage in 2012.

Sarah Kucharski is a rare disease ePatient and founder of FMD Chat, a group that provides peer-to-peer support for those who suffer from fibromuscular dysplasia. Ms. Kucharski is also the blogger of The Afternoon Nap Society blog. Sarah was a 2012 Medicine X ePatient scholar who participated in the IDEO design challenge workshop as the patient-center of a design team.

Sean Ahrens is a User Experience Designer, Software Developer, and Startup Entrepreneur. He studied Business, Computer Science, and Design at UC Berkeley, and has an especially strong passion for where the three meet — in the design and execution of web startups. He is currently building a social health network for patients with chronic conditions, with the backing of RockHealth.

Hugo Campos is a blogger and patient advocate who is passionate about participatory medicine. He has been featured on NPR and has spoken at TedX. Campos also advocates for the rights of patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators to gain electronic access to the data collected by their cardiac devices. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Campos moved to the United States in the early ‘90s to study graphic arts.