Erin Smith

Patient Leader

Living with celiac disease since 1981 and eating gluten-free long before it was "trendy", Erin Smith has a unique perspective of growing up in the gluten-free community; Founded Gluten-Free Fun in 2007; Founded Gluten-Free Globetrotter® in 2011; Founded GlutenFreelancer® in 2014. Erin was the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group, a social community of more than 2,000 members for over a decade. She is the founder of the Santa Cruz Celiac support group. Erin currently resides in New York City and lives 100% gluten-free.


Astoria, NY


Best in Show: Twitter Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog Lifetime Achievement Award Lifetime Achievement Advocating for Another Patient Leader Hero


Offline Crusader Best in Show: Community⁄Forum

Erin is extremely passionate about Celiac disease and maintaining a Gluten-free lifestyle. Erin is the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group, a social community that has grown to over 1,850 members in the eight years of organizing the group. She is always posting photos of new GF products she comes across and helpful GF tips.  — Michael

Erin Smith is positive, thorough, does a fabulous job vetting gluten-free products, gets the word out promptly without nonsense in a most credible way. She leads one of the largest celiac meetup groups, NYC. She's connected and kinetic. On top of all, she's an inspiring example of living/coping with celiac since she's been doing so over 30 years.  — K

Very professional and committed to her gluten free community. Always eager to help others and to divulge scientific research on celiac disease.  — Victor

Erin Smith

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