Liz 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 TheLizArmy.com receives over than 30,000 visits each year.
Her interests include patient-driven research, the quantified self, open source health data, and neuroscience.
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.