Learn about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Gain insight from other patients and from top POTS doctors. Our goal is to raise awareness, nurture community, and empower patients with information and practical skills for living ...more
Jill Brook, M.A., is a nutritionist, POTS patient, and volunteer research assistant/statistician to several POTS experts. She earned degrees from Princeton University and UCLA with concentrations in statistics and health psychology, then worked as a nutrition researcher before going into private practice. Along with her husband, she creates mobile apps, such as The Stand Test for POTS, and also founded PatientsCount.org, a survey data collection website to help patients share answers faster. More recently, she co-founded DoodleThru with her husband, and raises awareness about POTS and other chronic illnesses through wonderful cartoons.
Professor of Biology at Wittenberg University, Cathy is the founder of Standing Up to POTS. Her daughter became ill with POTS in 2012, beginning a journey into illness and our healthcare system that few experience. Cathy is in a unique position as a neurobiologist to use her scientific knowledge to oversee the dissemination of scientifically accurate information via the web and other sources to push the POTS community forward. She has numerous published scientific and awareness articles about POTS and other chronic invisible illnesses, and speaks about quality of life issues for those with chronic invisible illness at scientific meetings. Ultimately, Cathy wants to help families like hers to navigate the struggles of this invisible illness with necessary support and innovative research.