9 Lives Health Advocacy LLC was founded in 2021 by Tania Daniels, JD, MLS, on the belief that every patient deserves compassion, empathy, and respect as they manage their unique health challenges. Personally, I am a grateful heart transplant recipient with many years’ experience managing complex health needs. Professionally, my background includes 8 years’ experience as a Clinical Medical Librarian at large teaching hospitals, briefly practicing law, and 15+ years’ experience as a legal operations professional.
My own experience navigating what I call the “patient maze challenge” of insurance issues, researching treatments and drug side effects, and coordinating multiple specialists with conflicting opinions, led me to the decision to leave the corporate world in favor of Health and Patient Advocacy. I have long advocated with medical staff, insurance companies, researched diagnostic and treatment options, and addressed communication planning to get the best outcome for the patient. Ultimately my experience living through a pandemic as an immunocompromised person led me to the decision to focus on those with the unique needs associated with being part of small patient populations.
Certificate, Program in Healthcare Advocacy
U.C. Berkeley Extension School
California Western School of Law, Academic Achievement Scholarship
Master of Library Science
State University of New York at Albany, Health Sciences Information Resources Management