Honest, Helpful Discussions About Issues Impacting Those with Chronic Illness
For years, Patients Rising has given patients the information they need about health policy developments from Washington, all while giving them a voice in the nation’s capital. Now we bring the news and insights to you in a format that’s easy to take with you.
Each week, Patients Rising Podcast digs deep into the week’s healthcare policy issues. Each episode features the latest news, in-depth discussions with policymakers and patient advocates, and updates from patient correspondents around the country. You’ll hear honest and helpful discussions about issues impacting those with chronic illness. Executive Director Terry Wilcox hosts the show, with Robert “Dr. Bob” Goldberg, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.
Meet the Patients Rising Podcast Hosts
Terry Wilcox helps patients find their voice and become advocates for their health care. As the co-founder and executive director of Patients Rising, Terry manages the organization’s day-to-day operations to help every patient gain access to the right treatment. An expert in multimedia storytelling, Terry uses her background in entertainment and media to present powerful personal patient narratives. She has a track record of building coalitions with survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals. A regular opinion writer on health policy and how it affects patients, she has been published in Fortune, the Boston Globe, The Hill, Morning Consult, Real Clear Health, Inside Sources, and mo
Bob Goldberg, PhD
Robert Goldberg is Vice President and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (www.cmpi.org), a non-profit organization that advocates for consumer access to public health innovations. Prior to founding CMPI, Dr. Goldberg was Director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress and Chairman of its 21st Century FDA Task Force that recommended ways to reduce the time and cost of getting innovative medicines to patients. Many of these recommendations are integral elements in the 21st Century Cures Act. Dr. Goldberg received his PhD in Politics from Brandeis University in 1984, is a devoted Yankee fan, father of two children, Sara 35 and Zach, 32, and grandfather to Miles, age 4.
Get to know THE rest of the team
Kate Pecora is an impassioned advocate for rare and chronic disease, disability justice, and healthcare policy. She is diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type III, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Kate is currently (e)traveling across the country in search of the most compelling stories about patient access, affordability, and quality. Kate writes a weekly blog and helps patients tell their stories every week on the show.
Shelly Rosenfeld is Co-Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center’s Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC). As Co-Director, she provides legal services through CLRC’s national telephone assistance line to people with cancer-related legal issues, counseling cancer patients, health care professionals, and caregivers. Shelly's many legal articles have been featured in a variety of legal publications, including Conquer: The Patient Voice, Cancer Today, Coping With Cancer magazine, Cancer Wellness magazine, and Cure magazine. She was selected as a recipient of the 40 Under 40 in Cancer Award, an award to recognize the nation’s most promising young oncology professionals and celebrate their contributions to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
Robert Johnson is an award-winning podcast host and producer who got his start reporting and anchoring radio news as a teenager in rural Arizona in the early 1980s. Before he graduated high school, the Associated Press declared him the "youngest radio news director in America." He has covered news for ABC Radio, Mutual Radio Networks, and news-talk radio stations in Phoenix and Tucson. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his broadcast journalism work, including a prestigious Associated Press Managing Editors Award, an honor usually reserved for print journalists.