San Francisco, California
Network Association: Health eHeart Alliance
Partnering with patients in research is such a rewarding experience. As the Health eHeart Alliance Project Director and facilitator for the Adaptors Team, I have had the opportunity to learn about the personal stories of Adaptors and feel inspired by the life experiences that motivate them to become involved in research. There is altruism, family history, loss of loved ones, curiosity and a desire to impact health outcomes for the better. The motivating factors for researchers and patients are remarkably similar, we just need to create opportunities to leverage the different voices. I am honored to work with such a diverse set of patient partners in ADAPTABLE and I, regularly, find myself learning alongside them as we build this new paradigm for patient-centered research.