American health activists

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  1. Adelle Davis

    Adelle Davis


    Daisie Adelle Davis (25 February 1904 - 31 May 1974), popularly known as Adelle Davis, was an American author and nutritionist who became well known as an advocate for specific nutritional stances such as unprocessed food and vitamin supplementation. She gained prominence in the 1960s and 1970s with widespread media attention and became the most recognized nutritionist in the country. Despite her popularity, she was heavily criticized by her peers for many recommendations she made that were not supported by the scientific literature, some of which were considered dangerous.

  2. Alan Grayson

    Alan Grayson

    Former member of the United States House of Representatives

  3. Alex Plank

    Alex Plank


    Alex Plank (born 1986) is an autism advocate, filmmaker, actor, and the creator of Wrong Planet. He is known for his work on FX's The Bridge. After being diagnosed at the age of 9 with Asperger's Syndrome, Plank started Wrong Planet in order to find others like him on the Internet. After the popularity of Wrong Planet grew, Plank has been frequently mentioned in the mainstream media in articles relating to Autism, Asperger's, and disability rights.

  4. Alice Wolfson

    Alice Wolfson


    Alice Wolfson, a Barnard graduate and former Fulbright Scholar, is a veteran political activist in women's reproductive health issues, a lawyer, and a co-founder of the National Women's Health Network.

  5. Alison Gertz

    Alison Gertz

    AIDS activist

  6. Alyssa Cooper

    Alyssa Cooper

    American, Actor

  7. Amanda Baggs

    Amanda Baggs

    autism rights activist

  8. Anne-Christine D'Adesky

    Anne-Christine D'Adesky


    Anne-Christine d'Adesky is a journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, activist and human rights advocate.

  9. Ariel King

    Ariel King


    Dr. Ariel Rosita King (Dr. Ariel R. King) is the founder of the Ariel Foundation International Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and a premanent representative for the at the United Nations. Dr. King has a consultancy firm, Ariel Consulting International.

  10. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, politician

  11. Arthur Krigsman

    Arthur Krigsman


    Arthur Krigsman, MD, is a pediatrician and gastroenterologist best known for his controversial and widely-criticized research in which he attempted to prove that the MMR vaccine caused diseases, especially autism. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal pathology in children with autism spectrum disorders, and has written in support of the controversial entity of autistic enterocolitis. The original study that tied the MMR vaccine to autism and GI complaints conducted by one of Krigsman's colleagues has been found to be fraudulent, and the diagnosis of "autistic enterocolitis" has never been widely accepted in the medical community.

  12. Augie Nieto

    Augie Nieto


    Augustine L. "Augie" Nieto II (born 1958) is the founder and retired chief executive of Life Fitness and the chairman of Octane Fitness. He and his wife Lynne live in Corona Del Mar, California and have four children and two grandchildren.

  13. Barbara Seaman

    Barbara Seaman

    American journalist

  14. Bernard Rimland

    Bernard Rimland

    American psychologist

  15. Bernie Whitebear

    Bernie Whitebear

    American Indian activst

  16. Beverly Smith

    Beverly Smith

    American writer

  17. Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton

    42nd President of the United States (1993ā€“2001)

  18. Bill Compton

    Bill Compton


    William H. "Bill" Compton, Jr., MA (October 6, 1945, Rockford, Illinois ā€“ August 27, 2007) was a mental health advocate in California who attained national stature. After suffering a mental health crisis in 1989, he became heavily involved in self-help and patients' rights advocacy issues, including running a large network of peer support groups between 1994 and 2007.

  19. Bobbi Campbell

    Bobbi Campbell


    Bobbi Campbell ((1952-01-28)January 28, 1952 ā€“ August 15, 1984(1984-08-15)) was an early United States AIDS activist. In September 1981, Campbell became the 16th person in San Francisco to be diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma. He was the first to come out publicly as a person living with the then unnamed disease. He became known as the "KS Poster Boy" (even appearing with his partner on the cover of Newsweek on August 8, 1983), and wrote a column for the San Francisco Sentinel from January 1982 describing his experiences. Campbell, who was also a registered nurse, joined the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the time of the health crisis in early 1982; in his "sister" persona as Sister Florence Nightmare, he co-authored the first San Francisco safer-sex manual, "Play Fair!", written in plain sex-positive language, offering practical advice and adding an element of humour.

  20. Brenden Gregory

    Brenden Gregory


    Brenden Shucart is an American HIV/AIDS-LGBT rights activist, actor, and writer. His work has been featured in The Advocate, The Huffington Post and Frontiers LA. Currently living in Los Angeles, California, he sits on the board of Project Inform, a non-profit aimed at reducing the spread of HIV through awareness and education. He is also co-founder of the Bright Young Gentlemanā€™s Adventuring Society, which helps to raise money for other HIV related organizations.

  21. Brent Nicholson Earle

    Brent Nicholson Earle

    AIDS activist, actor and runner

  22. Byllye Avery

    Byllye Avery

    American activist

  23. C. Everett Koop

    C. Everett Koop

    Surgeon General of the United States

  24. Carol Levine

    Carol Levine

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    Carol Levine is the Director of the Families and Health Care Project of the United Hospital Fund. In 1991, she founded The Orphan Project: Families and Children in the HIV Epidemic. From 1987 to 1991, she was the director of the Citizens Commission on AIDS in New York City. She is a fellow of the Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institution.

  25. Carol Weihrer

    Carol Weihrer

    American activist

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