Oncology Research, Patient Advocate and Consultant
Stefanie Joho is uniquely qualified to comment upon the strengths and deficiencies of present day health care. Battling and surviving metastatic cancer as a young adult set her on an entirely new life trajectory, forging her sense of mission and purpose. Today, her work and advocacy encompass a variety of areas including aiding in the design/construction/delivery of clinical trial protocols, patient education and empowerment, improving the delivery of care, and facilitating patients becoming "partners of science."
She speaks widely to audiences on her experiences as a cancer patient and is a frequent commentator on contemporary issues in biomedical research. She has appeared before government, legislative, and regulatory bodies to underscore the importance of maintaining funding necessary to advance knowledge from basic science through the delivery of new treatment modalities. She has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Public radio. In addition, she has presented at conferences including The Atlantic'sWashington Ideas Forum, the American Association of Cancer Research's annual meeting, Immuno-Oncology 360, and appeared at multiple briefings on Capitol Hill.
Ms. Joho is a graduate of New York University and resides in Philadelphia, PA. She maintains an active practice as a consultant, advocate, motivational and educational speaker.