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Becoming a Patient Advocate for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 3 Patient Leaders Share Their Advice

Want to make a difference in the IBD world? Here's how to get started

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    Mandy Patterson

    Mandy Patterson

    Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

    She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

    Mandy is a Social Ambassador for the IBD HealthCentral Facebook page.