Kerri MacKay

Asthma Community Advocate Kerri MacKay

Kerri MacKay was diagnosed is 2008 at the age of 15. She is a blogger, coach, quantified self-er, and ePatient. Kerri is a Stanford MedicineX ePatient Scholar (2012 and 2014) and is passionate about patient engagement, self-advocacy, physical activity promotion, and storytelling.

Kerri is an Executive Committee member of the Asthma Society of Canada’s National Asthma Patient Alliance, as well as Patient Lead with the Canadian Severe Asthma Network. She coaches the Manitoba men’s goalball team with Manitoba Blind Sports and a Special Olympics program for young athletes. Kerri also assists with administrating the Smart Girls with ADHD Facebook community.

Kerri writes for work and fun (often simultaneously!) on topics including asthma, ADHD, learning issues, patient engagement, and technology. Airplanes, t-shirts, and cupcakes are among her favorite things. Kerri believes she is not defined by her diagnoses, but rather that they help explain her. Connect with Kerri via Twitter at @KerriYWG and at KerriOnThePrairies.com.

Click here to read all of Kerri’s articles on Asthma.net