Patients Rising Podcast

Recent Episodes

Organ Transplants and Financial Strain

April 30, 2021

April is Donate Life Month, and we examine many challenges facing organ transplant recipients. Amid…

Inside the FDA with Dr. Woodcock

April 23, 2021

The FDA’s Acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock brings listeners inside the FDA. While the agency’…

My Life is Worth It!

April 16, 2021

The most effective treatments are often out of reach for patients. Big news came from the FDA annou…

Why Your Care Costs So Much

April 9, 2021

You may have seen Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon Dr. Marty Makary all over the national news this w…

Making Lupus Treatments Accessible

April 2, 2021

We conclude our series on lupus with a trip to the doctor’s office, where rheumatologist Dr. Mark B…

Living with Lupus

March 26, 2021

This week, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) deliberates the fate of insurance …

About the Hosts

Terry Wilcox - Host

Host/Producer

Terry Wilcox helps patients find their voice and become advocates for their health care. As the co-founder and executive director of Patients Rising, Terry manages the organization’s day-to-day operations to help every patient gain access to the right treatment. An expert in multimedia storytelling, Terry uses her background in entertainment to present powerful personal patient narratives. She has a track record of building coalitions with survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals. A regular opinion writer on health policy and how it affects patients, she has been published in Fortune, the Boston Globe, The Hill, Morning Consult, Real Clear Health, Inside Sources, and more.

Bob Goldberg, PhD - Host

Host

Robert Goldberg is Vice President and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (www.cmpi.org), a non-profit organization that advocates for consumer access to public health innovations. Prior to founding CMPI, Dr. Goldberg was Director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress and Chairman of its 21st Century FDA Task Force that recommended ways to reduce the time and cost of getting innovative medicines to patients. Many of these recommendations are included in the 21st Century Cures Act. Dr. Goldberg received his PhD in Politics from Brandeis University in 1984, is a devoted Yankee fan, father of two children, Sara 35 and Zach, 32, and grandfather to Miles, age 4.

Kate Pecora - Field Correspondent

Kate Pecora is an impassioned advocate for rare and chronic disease, disability justice, and healthcare policy. She is diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type III, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Kate is currently (e)traveling across the country in search of the most compelling stories about patient access, affordability, and quality. Kate writes a weekly blog and helps patients tell their stories every week on the show.

Robert Johnson - News Host

Robert Johnson is an award-winning podcast host and producer who got his start reporting and anchoring radio news as a teenager in rural Arizona in the early 1980s. Before he graduated high school, the Associated Press declared him the "youngest radio news director in America." He has covered news for ABC Radio, Mutual Radio Networks, and news-talk radio stations in Phoenix and Tucson. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his broadcast journalism work, including a prestigious Associated Press Managing Editors Award, an honor usually reserved for print journalists.