Stanford Medicine X e-Patient scholar, Marie Ennis-O’Connor is an internationally recognized speaker on participatory medicine – a model of medical care based on a collaborative relationship that includes the patient, the healthcare team, and clinical researchers.
Marie is a board member of Europa Donna Ireland – The Irish Breast Cancer Campaign, a patient advocacy group that is one of 46 member countries across Europe. She authors the award-winning blog, Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer, one of the most widely-read cancer survivorship blogs, reaching a global audience of patients, researchers, and healthcare professionals. Other publications include a patient-information resource on breast cancer and fertility, and journal articles on social media and cancer care. Marie is currently working on a project to produce ethical guidelines for researchers who wish to use social media in their research.