We love our community.
Built by patients, for patients
Our team of patients and advocates approaches every decision with a patient-first mindset. We recognize that the patient journey isn’t always easy. That’s why we are dedicated to bringing clarity to a confusing space by designing a seamless experience for any patient who wants to participate in their health by enrolling in a trial.Learn more about us
"As a patient, and clinical trial participant, I firsthand experienced the desperate need for a simplified platform. Clara Health has created a platform for patients, by patients that I believe will revolutionize the clinical trial experience."
"Thank you Clara Health, for being a driving force behind the patient and believing and working with us!"
"Clara has done a great job making clinical trials fresh and approachable and I am honored to have the opportunity to represent them."
"Clara is changing the way patients look at life. Doors are suddenly appearing with opportunities to create change in healthcare, but also change in health, including clinical trials."
Meet our advisors
Our distinct group of patient advisors are instrumental in setting the direction of the company and Clara platform, providing critical insights to ensure the patient voice remains at the center of each and every decision made.
Anna is a patient advocate, writer, and athlete living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Pericarditis, and multiple joint surgeries – including bilateral hip replacements. She works in consulting and has leveraged her professional experience to serve as a patient adviser to health startups, pharmaceutical companies, and other health organizations. Anna serves on the Massachusetts Leadership Board of the Arthritis Foundation as the Advocacy Chair and is also a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council and the Quality of Care Committee at Tufts Medical Center. You can read more about Anna’s patient journey on her blog Six Hips and Counting.
Chanel White, aka The Tube Fed Wife, is a mid twenties blogger, sharing her personal journey as a clinical trial participant, with the world. For the past 4 years she has been a steadfast patient advocate, motivational speaker, and freelance writer - featured on major media outlets such as BBC, and The Huffington Post. Chanel sits on the board of multiple non-profits, and dedicates her time to making sure no patient feels alone in their battle!
Chantelle Marcial has been living with Rheumatoid Arthritis since 2000 and participated in a clinical trial that led her to the proper course of treatment just a few years after her initial diagnosis. She is a patient advocate with the Global Healthy Living Foundation/CreakyJoints.org and has had the opportunity to participate in patient advisory boards as well as to speak at a Congressional Sub-Committee meeting. Her passion for advocacy is closely related to her family's long history with autoimmune disorders and a desire to assist those who may not have found their voice yet to get the best possible care.
Christina Lizaso, known on Twitter as @btrfly12, is a community engagement professional who utilizes her background in nonprofit and volunteer management to empower patients and strengthen the patient voice. Her passion for this is driven by her own strong family history of cancer. Christina is the co-founder and co-moderator of the #gyncsm community for gynecologic cancer.
Michele Rhee has been a member of the rare disease and cancer patient communities since she was diagnosed with both over a decade ago. Because of her personal experiences, Ms. Rhee has committed her professional career to advocating for patients and believes that access to and participation in clinical trials is a vital part of getting treatments to the patients who need them. Ms. Rhee has patient advocacy experience in the non-profit and life science sectors, co-chairs the MassBio Patient Advocacy Roundtable, and is a founding Board member of Costs of Care.
The Breakthrough Crew is comprised of passionate patients, caregivers, advocates, and healthcare professionals who believe in the power of research to transform lives.Meet our ambassadors
Clara is passionate about supporting the mission of patient advocacy groups across therapeutic areas. Partner with Clara to offer your members a cutting-edge clinical trials service and receive support from the Clara team. Contact our Head of Patient Advocacy Lilly Stairs to partner.
Are you passionate about the power of research to transform lives? Then the #BreakthroughCrew is for you! Join fellow patients, caregivers, advocates, and healthcare professionals as we work together to increase awareness about clinical trials.