Sunday 19th February 2017,
The Liz Army


LizLiz Salmi is a curious person-turned citizen scientist who turned her brain cancer diagnosis into an open source chronicle of the patient experience. Today, her blog receives over than 30,000 visits each year.

Her interests include patient-driven research, the quantified self, open source health data, and neuroscience.

Liz is a 2016 Stanford Medicine X e-Patient Scholar, and is featured in The Open Patient: Healing Through Sharing, a documentary about patients seeking access to their own health data.

As co-founder of Brain Tumor Social Media (#BTSM), a patient-run, grassroots hashtag community for patients, caregivers and clinicians, Liz is helping connect people diagnosed with brain tumors around the world. In her 2013 TEDx Talk, Liz spoke on how patients are using the Internet to form their own support networks. She speaks regularly on how healthcare professionals and patients are connecting through digital media.

Follow Liz on Twitter at @TheLizArmy.