Solve M.E. Team
Sadie Whittaker, PhD, is the chief scientific officer of Solve ME/CFS Initiative. She has over 14 years of experience in the biotech industry, in clinical development for biologic medicines + in strategic leadership roles for advocacy, policy, communication + external engagement. Sadie brings to the organization a deep understanding of the scientific discovery, drug development + 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 + led a number of highly successful public-private partnerships + multi-sector coalitions that resulted in meaningful change.
Sadie’s passion lies in using her education + expertise to make a difference in patient’s lives + she is keen to apply her skill set to advancing the discovery of treatments for patients living ME/CFS + Long Covid.
Sadie received her PhD in molecular biology at the University of Birmingham + her BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds.
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 + sociology at the University of California, Davis + a master’s degree in public health at the University of California, Berkeley.
Allison is passionate about working for the public interest + 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 + advocacy organization that works to strengthen our systems of democracy + 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 + 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 not only reviews proposals for data and biospecimen use but also generates creative ideas for use of the data + innovative approaches to recruiting + retaining participants. The Innovation Council is made up of those with ME/CFS, those with Long Covid, care partners, clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists + those with expertise in AI/machine learning + 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 + Australia to forge a Global Data Collaborative through which we will work together to share tools + resources + create ways to merge datasets together. Our goal is to expand the Collaborative with new partners over time.