Cort Johnson, MS, is a active advocate, blogger, and online reporter for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He was studying at the University of Santa Cruz, California when he first became ill with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in 1980. Cort also has chemical sensitivities. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and a M.S. in Environmental Sciences.
ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Advocacy[edit | edit source]
Cort founded Phoenix Rising around 2005 and Health Rising in 2012 - both "Citizen Science" blogs and forums serving the myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia communities He has produced over 1000 blogs on ME/CFS and FM over time. He has also worked with Simmaron Research since 2012.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 2015, ProHealth 2015 ME/CFS Advocate of the Year
- 2016, Special Service Award by the IACFS/ME</ref>
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 2012, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Chronic Fatigue (CF) are distinguished accurately: results of supervised learning techniques applied on clinical and inflammatory data - (Abstract)
See also[edit | edit source]
Online presence[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Cort Johnson - Health Rising". Health Rising. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
- "Cort Johnson Personal Profile Coping with ME/CFS". Vimeo (Video). cfsKnowledgeCenter.
- "ProHealth Announces Its 2015 ME/CFS Advocate of the Year - Cort Johnson! - Prohealth". Prohealth. March 17, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
- "IACFS/ME Awardees". IACFS/ME. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
- Maes, Michael; Twisk, Frank N.M.; Johnson, Cort (December 2012). "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Chronic Fatigue (CF) are distinguished accurately: Results of supervised learning techniques applied on clinical and inflammatory data". Psychiatry Research. 200 (2–3): 754–760. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.03.031. ISSN 0165-1781.
myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.