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Building authentic programs at the intersection of marketing and patient engagement.
Meet Lilly

I'm Lilly Stairs, Founder and Principal at Patient Authentic.

I'm a
patient, an advocate, and an operator.

I've helped
build healthcare startups from the ground up, worked with several of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, and currently serve as the Board Chair of the Autoimmune Association.

I care deeply about transforming healthcare and believe in the power of the
patient voice to influence its future.

And I’m here to help you
build programs at the intersection of marketing and patient engagement.


Patient Influencer Marketing

Team up with notable patient advocates, influencers, and leaders to build a trusted brand and marketing strategy including online and grassroots campaigns.

Ambassador programs

Build patient ambassador programs that foster authentic relationships with the patient community, deliver widespread brand awarnesss, and unlock meaningful insights.

Patient Engagement & Insights

Develop patient engagement strategy and build relationships with the community to collect insights via focus groups, surveys, advisory boards and beyond.


Provide strategic insight and project manage patient advocacy initiatives within healthcare organizations.

EVents for the patient community

Design virtual and in person trainings and events for the patient community.


Terry Wilcox

Executive Director, Patients Rising

"Working with Lilly has been an absolute pleasure. She has continued to exceed expectations with her enthusiasm, expertise, and attention to detail.


As a small organization, it is imperative we hire self-directed, creative, and passionate people when we are launching a new initiative.


Lilly has been one of our best decisions! "

Download my free e-book 

The Health Tech & Patient Advocacy Partnership Playbook provides actionable insights and solutions that can be implemented to close the gap to drive towards a better tomorrow for patients. 

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