Lisa Petrison, PhD, is a mold avoidance advocate who lives with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). She was a tenure-track Professor at Loyola University Chicago until she was disabled at age 36.
Petrison is the executive director of Paradigm Change, an organization she founded in 2013 which aims to disseminate information and help fund research about toxicity in chronic multisystem illnesses. She has also founded the Locations Effect website along with Paul Beith, which focuses on the role of outdoor toxicity in ME/CFS and related illnesses. She has published writings on mold avoidance, most notably the book Back from the Edge which features Erik Johnson, published in 2013, as well as a book called A Beginner's Guide to Mold Avoidance, co-written with Erik Johnson.
As a result of extreme mold avoidance she has mostly recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). She also credits her recovery to detoxification, especially coffee enemas and cholestyramine; a quality all-organic diet; fermented foods; treating parasites; Vitamin C IV's; neural therapy; and homeopathy.
- Ph.D., Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
- M.S. & B.S., Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Talks & interviews
Lisa Petrison is on LinkedIn
- Paradigm Change - About Lisa
- Paradigm Change
- Locations Effect Facebook Page
- Locations Effect Forum
- 12 Jan 2015, Lisa Petrison NIH P2P response