As a trauma survivor, harmed patient, and community advocate I have developed a passion for being a voice for the voiceless.
My medication and medical device safety health advocacy began in 2006 when I suffered severe, permanent adverse reactions from a commonly prescribed antibiotic called Levaquin. In 2017, I experienced harm from the off-label use of propranolol for PTSD. Then in 2021, I experienced adverse events from a total knee replacement.
Since then, I have used my experience as a harmed patient to advocate for others and work in partnership with established consumer and patient-safety advocacy groups and agencies.
The experiences I have had and the people I have met led me to many opportunities and partnerships both within patient safety and in other causes I am passionate about. Some of my current roles and recent projects include:
Medical safety positions
Advisory and collaborations
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