Research Advisory Council

MazeGuideIn 2011, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) brought together a group of leaders in the field of ME/CFS to help direct our research efforts. Recently, we invited additional members to our Research Advisory Council; professionals with expertise in regulatory, intellectual property, legal, and privacy issues. The Research Advisory Council will help guide and shape our research road map and regulatory framework for ME/CFS related to our five-year research plan. The RAC is a volunteer advisory group. The group will meet in person a few times a year in addition to conducting individual consultations on a myriad of issues. We are honored to have the benefit of diverse expertise from these esteemed experts representing a variety of scientific and strategic disciplines. The backgrounds and qualifications of our advisors help ensure the strength of our program.

AKAnthony Komaroff MD Professor, Harvard Medical School

Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA



Sue Levine MD Former Chair, CFSAC Private clinic NYC, NY

Former Chair, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee; Founder, Medical Office of Susan M. Levine, M.D., New York, NY


MontoyaJose Montoya MD Professor, Stanford University 

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Stanford University Medical Center; Head of the Stanford Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Initiative, Stanford, CA


SSSheila Stewart PhD Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine, WashU in St Louis

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and  Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine; Former Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Los Angeles; Former Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA


NatNatalie Block MD, MPA Internal Medicine Specialist, Mount Auburn Teaching Hospital, HMS Affiliate

Primary Care Physician and Internist at Mount Auburn Teaching Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, Cambridge, MA


DaanDaan Archer MBA VP for Technology & Strategy Context Labs and MIT Media Lab (Amsterdam)

Vice President for Technology & Strategy, Context Labs; Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab; Former Fulbright Scholar and MIT Sloan School of Management Fellow, Cambridge, MA


AbsiTarek Absi MD Cardiothoracic surgeon, Vanderbilt University and UVA hospital Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Staff Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery, Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital, Nashville, TN


PRPeter Rowe MD Professor, Johns Hopkins Medical Center 

Director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD


MicMichel Silvestri PhD Head of clinical Laboratory for Gotland region/Policy maker (Sweden)

Head of Clinical Laboratory, Gotland Region, Sweden



Maureen Hanson PhD, Cornell University

Founder and director of the Center for Enervating Neuroimmune Disease (CEND), Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic



Zeina Nahleh MD, FACP

Director, Maroone Cancer Center
Cleveland Clinic, Florida
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


CBCindy Bateman MD Medical Director, Bateman Horne Center 

Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Bateman Horne Center, Salt Lake City, UT


AndyKAndy Kogelnik MD PhD Founder, Open Medicine Institute 

Founder & Medical Director, Open Medicine Institute, Mountain View, CA



JohnNJohn Nicols Eng., MBA CEO Codexis

President & CEO, Codexis Inc.; Vice-Chair, Solve ME/CFS Initiative Board of Directors, Atherton, CA


MorganMorgan Fairchild Medical Research Advocate, CA

Former ME/CFS Patient, Actress and Medical Research Advocate, Los Angeles, CA