2023 PCORI Annual Meeting Headshot of Catherine Ames

Catherine Ames, B.A., is a passionate patient advocate, published author and speaker with experience in research and communication as well as a breadth of narrative expertise. She studied law, history and culture at the University of Southern California. Author of the popular column Chronically Catherine, she writes candidly about the complex experience of being a young disabled woman, exploring tough topics with humor and fabulosity. Her business, Fierce Hope Patient Advocacy & Consulting, provides strategic guidance on how to focus the patient voice and experience toward improving healthcare delivery, as well as bettering patient outcomes within healthcare systems and beyond.


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