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Jeffrey Roberts

Jeffrey D. Roberts, MSEd, B.Sc.

Patient Advocate
ConsultantJeffrey founded the IBS Self Help and Support Group website in 1995 due to having Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He believed that the internet provided greater access worldwide to more people suffering from IBS.  In 2001 Jeffrey was also diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.   After an Inflammatory Bowel Disease community grew on the IBS forums, Jeffrey created the IBD Support Group website in 2011 in order for people who have IBD to create a community of their own.

Jeffrey has testified to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) several times on behalf of IBS patients. His testimony to the FDA Advisory Committee about Lotronex was instrumental in returning the drug to the market in 2002 for diarrhea predominant IBS sufferers. Jeffrey also provided testimony to the FDA in support of Zelnorm for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and constipation predominant IBS.

Jeffrey has appeared on the Discovery Channel, National Public Radio and in Canadian Living Magazine, Today’s Dietitian, the FDA Consumer Magazine and has been quoted by CBS Evening News, Washington Post, USA Today, United Press International (UPI), Reuters, Associated Press, New York Times, Globe and Mail, and CBC Online.

He annually attends Digestive Disease Week (DDW) and the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific meetings.

Jeffrey has a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree from Medaille College, Buffalo, New York. His thesis is entitled Awareness of Childhood Health Issues On Educational Outcome. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from the University of Toronto. He recently co-authored and published a book related to the IBS Self Help and Support Group, entitled IBS Chat: Real Life Stories and Solutions.

Positions Held by Jeffrey D. Roberts

  • President & Founder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group (IBSgroup)
  • Founder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group (IBDsupport)
  • Member, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (formerly Functional Brain-Gut Research Group)
  • Co-Founder and Coordinator, IBS Patient Action Group (IBSPAG)
  • Co-Founder and Coordinator, Lotronex Action Group (LAG)
  • Founder, Zelnorm Action Group (ZAG)

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