The Education Of An Unlikely ME Advocate

By Art Mirin in Health Rising.

Art Mirin seemed hardly the person to lead a movement.  A retired mathematician who’d been creating advanced climatological models at the famed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, Art had never done advocacy before. He had a sick daughter, though, and he wanted to contribute. 

A meeting at an MEAction Millions Missing rally in 2016 changed everything.  Fast forward five years and the Lawrence Livermore mathematician had met with dozens of legislators, the UC regents, the California Medical Association, the California Dept of Health, created a major California initiative, led MEAction’s California ME State Group, worked with MEAction on NIH and CDC efforts, participated in Solve ME’s federal advocacy efforts, and … has co-authored six publications on ME and related issues. In short, Art has a new career. Check out his story. 

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