Eliana Donner Klein has been a patient advocate since 2015, writing to raise awareness about living with chronic migraine an other invisible illnesses. Her work and advocacy has been featured in Migraine.com, The Mighty, and Teen Vogue in addition to her blog Chronic Migraine Ellie She has consulted for migraine organizations including the Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP), pharmaceutical company patient summits, and has written several white papers on the stigma surrounding migraine and the history of migraine advocacy.
Donner Klein currently works as a Senior Associate for Marketing and Business Development at Audacious Inquiry, a national industry-shaping health IT company that developed the single most impactful platform for aligning better care across the healthcare continuum. She previously worked as an Associate at Sirona Strategies where she focused on a variety of health policy issues including Medicare and Medicaid, value-based care, health information technology and interoperability, telehealth, and the social determinants of health. In addition to her policy and regulatory work, she worked as the communications manager to redesign and run Sirona’s and its coalition websites, strategic communications campaigns, and thought leadership through events and newsletters.
Donner-Klein graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in History and the Science in Society Program in 2019, with a focus in the history of science, technology and medicine. She wrote her senior thesis on the development of pain management as a medical specialty and how physician advocacy organizations influenced state and federal pain policies in the decades leading up to the opioid crisis.