Tina Aswani Omprakash

Patient Leader

Tina Aswani Omprakash is a Crohn’s patient and health advocate for the chronically ill and disabled. She is based out of New York City and consults for various non-profits, corporations and the government. Via her writing, social media advocacy and public speaking engagements, she spearheads public health causes, including those proposing research for and creating awareness for inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and Colitis), life-saving ostomy surgery and initiatives supporting health concerns for women and racial, ethnic & sexual minorities. Tina is currently a student of Public Health at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. She maintains a blog and social media advocacy platform called Own Your Crohn’s (http://ownyourcrohns.com) in which she shares her own experiences in addition to others’ stories to empower patients to live their best lives possible. Tina’s aim is to normalize the rhetoric around chronic illnesses and disabilities in order to help patients own their ailments to live fuller, happier lives.

Location

New York, NY

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook Advocating for Another Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Twitter Best in Show: Blog Rookie of the Year

Tina is a fierce advocate for improving the lives of patients living with Crohn’s disease and other debilitating illnesses and disabilities. Via her blog, her volunteer work with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, as well as her speaking engagements at various medical conferences, Tina has developed a powerful platform to educate both medical professionals and patients on the struggles of living with IBD, as well as methodologies to cope with illness and lead a more fulfilling life. I strongly recommend Tina, and encourage you to visit her blog to better understand her work and the impact she is having to better people’s lives.  — Anand

Tina has been a remarkable advocate for the IBD and Crohn's community. Tina is a health advocate for patients living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Via her writing, social media and public speaking engagements, she spearheads public health causes, including those creating awareness for inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's & Colitis), life-saving ostomy surgery and initiatives supporting global women's and minorities' health. The intent of this blog is to give those suffering in silence and in shame a voice that creates greater awareness and acceptance.  — Aparna

Tina is very active on various Facebook platforms.She is always eager to help IBD patients with zeal and enthusiasm.She has the information needed to address the issues raised.I can identify with her because she is a patient herself.Tina has counseled me and others when needed.She is a great advocate online for a good cause.  — Richa

Her patience  — Deepak

Tina Aswani Omprakash

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