Jeffrey Roberts

Patient Leader

IBS sufferer for 25+ years and original Founder and creator of the first IBS community on the internet. Launched and World IBS Day, In an effort to learn as much as I can about IBS and how to treat it, I attend medical conferences on digestive health. I was awarded in 2019 by Digestive Disease Week (DDW), the annual scientific and medical research conference, to receive the inaugural Patient Influencer Travel Award. I have appeared on the Discovery Channel, National Public Radio and in Canadian Living Magazine, Today’s Dietitian, the FDA Consumer Magazine and has been quoted by CBS Evening News, Washington Post, USA Today, United Press International (UPI), Reuters, Associated Press, New York Times, Globe and Mail, and CBC Online.


New Haven, CT


Healthcare Collaborator: Patient

He is someone who has given a terrific forum to people suffering from IBS for many years. He educates and tries to make the public aware of new therapies and information. And he is a tireless advocate for people and attends all relevant health forums. Well-respected, knowledgeable and compassionate, he is a wonderful choice for this award.  — Alecia

Past Awards Participation

2018 WEGO Health Awards


Lifetime Achievement
Jeffrey Roberts

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