Linda Tannenbaum is the Founder and CEO/President of Open Medicine Foundation. Linda founded OMF after her 16-year-old daughter came down with sudden onset ME/CFS in 2006. She was told there was no diagnostic test or treatment for the devastating disease that was preventing her daughter from leaving her bed and living her life.
After researching options, Linda realized that open, global collaborative research into the disease was terribly lacking, as was the funding of research, so she established OMF in 2012 to fundraise and facilitate large-scale research in search of diagnostic tools, treatments, and ultimately prevention for ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases.
Linda is a clinical laboratory scientist with a degree in bacteriology from UCLA. She ran and was part-owner of a clinical laboratory for over 20 years. Her passion today is finding a cure for these chronic complex diseases — giving the millions suffering their lives back — and improving clinical care for patients.