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Kristie Nicols

Position: Patient Partner

Kristie combines her science, GIS, and technical communication backgrounds to tell stories with visuals and to design accessible science content. Since 2006, Kristie has received many complex chronic health diagnoses, with chronic pain being a common thread. Her life with complex chronic health conditions guides her word choices and design decisions to support and empower users. Kristie’s experiences drive her involvement as an active patient partner, educator, and mentor. She uses her words to connect others to her pain, grief, and joy. Her curiosity and love of life and nature is her daily motivation to keep learning.