Learning from my N of 1 by Mark Drangsholt
March 15, 2016
From The Quantified Self Public Health Symposium
Mark Drangsholt is a clinician scientist with a PhD in epidemiology, but the story he tells in this short talk is about deciphering two different serious medical conditions through tracking and thinking about his own personal data.
“My main story today is not about my professional life. A key event happened here in San Diego about 13 years ago. I was at a research conference, and while sitting in the back of an auditorium just like this my heart rhythm went completely haywire. The thing that was most surprising was that instead of waving my arms and asking for help, I just slumped in my chair and greyed out, thinking this was the end. I thought I was dying.”
In the years since, Mark has developed pioneering methods of self-investigation to solve his own health issues, methods that he describes here with an explanation of how they drive more widespread health discovery.
Watch Mark’s talk on Medium.