Solve M.E. Team
Sadie Whittaker, PhD, is the Chief Scientific Officer of Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Sadie has over 14 years of experience in the biotech industry, in clinical development for biologic medicines, and in strategic leadership roles for advocacy, policy, communication, and external engagement. Sadie brings to the organization a deep understanding of the scientific discovery, drug development, and drug commercialization processes, as well as extensive experience in engaging members of the healthcare community.
A firm believer in the power of collaboration to tackle difficult public health problems, Sadie has spearheaded and led a number of highly successful public: private partnerships and multi-sector coalitions that have resulted in meaningful change.
Sadie’s passion lies in using her education and expertise to make a difference in life of patients and she is keen to apply her skill set to advancing the discovery of treatments for patients living ME/CFS.
She received her PhD in molecular biology at University of Birmingham, UK, and her BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds, UK.
Allison Ramiller, MPH, is the Director of Research Programs with Solve M.E. Allison obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in neuroscience and sociology at the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Allison has always been passionate about working for the public interest and with disenfranchised populations. Prior to joining Solve M.E., she served as Special Assistant in the Washington office of the Brennan Center for Justice, a think tank and advocacy organization that works to strengthen our systems of democracy and justice.
Elle Seibert, is the Registry Data Manager at Solve ME/CFS. Growing up on the East Coast, Elle moved across the country in pursuit of her studies in Neuroscience. During her time at the University of Southern California, Elle developed an indefatigable love for the interplay between science, philosophy and the arts. To this end, she enjoys bringing together different kinds of minds to think deeply about the world’s most pressing social-scientific issues.
You + ME Innovation Council
The Innovation Council is a key part of the You + ME Community. This group will not only review proposals for data and biospecimen use, but will generate creative ideas for use of the data and innovative approaches to recruit and retain participants. The Innovation Council is made up of those with ME/CFS, those with long-COVID, care partners, clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, those with AI/machine learning expertise and those with experience of big data.
Our goal is to create the largest possible ME/CFS and long-COVID dataset in collaboration with an international network of partners.
We are currently working with partners in the United Kingdom and Australia to forge a Global Data Collaborative where we will work together to share tools and resources and create ways to merge datasets together. Our goal is to expand the Collaborative with new partners over time.