Meet the Patients Rising Podcast Hosts

Terry Wilcox

Terry Wilcox - Host/Producer of the Patients Rising PodcastTerry Wilcox helps patients find their voice and become advocates for their health care. As the co-founder and executive director of Patients Rising, Terry manages the organization’s day-to-day operations to help every patient gain access to the right treatment. An expert in multimedia storytelling, Terry uses her background in entertainment and media to present powerful personal patient narratives. She has a track record of building coalitions with survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals. A regular opinion writer on health policy and how it affects patients, she has been published in Fortune, the Boston Globe, The Hill, Morning Consult, Real Clear Health, Inside Sources, and mo

Bob Goldberg, PhD​

Bob Goldberg, PhD - Host/Producer of the Patients Rising PodcastRobert Goldberg is Vice President and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (, a non-profit organization that advocates for consumer access to public health innovations. Prior to founding CMPI, Dr. Goldberg was Director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress and Chairman of its 21st Century FDA Task Force that recommended ways to reduce the time and cost of getting innovative medicines to patients. Many of these recommendations are integral elements in the 21st Century Cures Act. Dr. Goldberg received his PhD in Politics from Brandeis University in 1984, is a devoted Yankee fan, father of two children, Sara 35 and Zach, 32, and grandfather to Miles, age 4.

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Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent, Patients Rising Podcast

Kate Pecora


Kate Pecora is an impassioned advocate for rare and chronic disease, disability justice, and healthcare policy. She is diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type III, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Kate is currently (e)traveling across the country in search of the most compelling stories about patient access, affordability, and quality. Kate writes a weekly blog and helps patients tell their stories every week on the show.

Robert Johnson, News Host, Patients Rising Podcast

Robert Johnson


Robert Johnson is an award-winning podcast host and producer who got his start reporting and anchoring radio news as a teenager in rural Arizona in the early 1980s. Before he graduated high school, the Associated Press declared him the "youngest radio news director in America." He has covered news for ABC Radio, Mutual Radio Networks, and news-talk radio stations in Phoenix and Tucson. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his broadcast journalism work, including a prestigious Associated Press Managing Editors Award, an honor usually reserved for print journalists.

Patients Rising Podcast reviews

Best tool for chronically ill + loved ones!
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“Patients Rising is a tool for chronically ill and disabled folks, by chronically ill and disabled folks! Our voices are heard, valued, and amplified. This podcast should be shared with everyone!” - CarolAnne
Great organization with wonderful info!
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“The Patients Rising Podcast highlights issues and topics that we need to be discussing in a way that is understandable and relatable!” - amaiello3
Straightforward information that’s easy to understand
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“I am appreciating this podcast and its timely updates about COVID-19, while also featuring multiple perspectives, including doctors, researchers, patients and advocates.” - EMHPDX
Thank You
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“I am so thankful to patients rising. They have helped me find my voice. They have given me tools and a platform to learn and educate about my rare disease. Since joining Patients Rosing I have used what I leaned to help advocate. I am so thankful for this organization!!” - Barilynne
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“Some of the best information around and valuable. Very useful.” - Shake It Up Big Time Fan
Insight for Patients
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“I love listening to this podcast! Terry and Bob are incredibly thoughtful and you can tell they really do care about patients and consumers. Kate’s patient segments are also wonderful. Looking forward to many more episodes from Patients Rising. Great organization and a great podcast!” - Merripaws

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