Cort Johnson came down with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia around 1980 while at the University of Santa Cruz. He received a BA in Philosophy from Cal State Long Beach in the late 1980′s and a MS in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University around 2000.
Cort created a very basic (Frontpage) content based site on chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) research and treatment around 2004 called Phoenix Rising. Soon afterwards a newsletter was added. By 2010 with the move to WordPress, the addition of a blog and a Forum package, and hundreds of articles/blogs later, Phoenix Rising had become the most visited ME/CFS website on the internet. In August 2010 Phoenix Rising became a non-profit corporation.
In December 2012, with the help of the Simmaron Research Foundation, Cort left Phoenix Rising to form Health Rising. Check out Cort’s work with Simmaron here.
- Check out Testimonials to Cort’s work.