Paul Wicks, Ph.D., is R&D Director at PatientsLikeMe, an online community for people living with medical conditions. Specialising in the conduct of clinical research using the Internet, Paul is responsible for shaping the scientific validity of the PatientsLikeMe platform. His team generates insights from the personal health data shared by members. This sharing of online medical data has lead to over thirty peer-reviewed publications including a patient-led observational trial of lithium in ALS, new patient-reported outcome measures in neurology, and a “dose-response” curve for the benefits of friendship between epilepsy patients. Prior to joining PatientsLikeMe, Paul worked at the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London) studying cognition and neuroimaging in rare forms of ALS, and the psychological consequences of Parkinson’s disease.

Recent Posts by Paul Wicks

The Patient Engagement Pill: Lessons From Epilepsy

The pharmaceutical drugs developed over the past two decades have helped us more effectively manage, and in some cases dramatically change, the outcomes of patients with hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and even some cancers. Increasingly, though, the stroke of a prescription pen...

February 7, 2013Population Health, Quality