Gunnar Esiason is a cystic fibrosis and rare disease patient leader, who is passionate about early-stage drug development, patient empowerment and health policy. Professionally, he developed a patient engagement platform for a medical nutrition company, built a venture philanthropy practice at the Boomer Esiason Foundation and was the head coach of his high school alma mater’s varsity hockey team. He has consulted on clinical trial development, a real-world evidence population health study, and a cystic fibrosis-specific mental health and wellness screening tool. Gunnar has been the face of fundraising efforts for the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which has yielded more than $160 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis since he was diagnosed with the condition in 1993. His blog has amassed nearly 1 million page views since 2015.
Gunnar co-hosted the podcast, Breathe In: A Cystic Fibrosis Podcast, which climbed into the iTunes top 200 health podcasts at the end of 2018. He currently hosts the podcast, The State of Health with Gunnar Esiason, which is available on all streaming services.
More on Gunnar at https://www.gunnaresiason.com/
The Breathe In Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breathe-in-a-cystic-fibrosis-podcast/id1299822342
The State of Health with Gunnar Esiason Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-state-of-health-with-gunnar-esiason/id1566190374
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