Erin Smith

Patient Leader

Erin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1981 and has been eating gluten-free ever since. She is a true pioneer for the celiac community. Erin began her blog Gluten-Free Fun in 2007 to share her lifelong experiences with celiac. In 2011, she launched Gluten-Free Globetrotter during a trip in the Czech Republic. This website shares travel tips, resources, and positive encouragement to those living with celiac who want to travel (gluten-free) across the globe. Erin was the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group for more than 10 years, started the Santa Cruz Celiac Group, and she volunteers for the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California and at Camp Celiac.


Santa Cruz, CA

Past Awards Participation

First Annual Health Activist Awards


Offline Crusader

Second Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Community⁄Forum

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Twitter

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards


Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog Lifetime Achievement Award

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Lifetime Achievement

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Patient Leader Hero Lifetime Achievement
Erin Smith

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