Amy L. Lansky, PhD
Amy Lansky grew up in Kenmore, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 1977 with degrees in mathematics and computer science, and received her doctorate in computer science from Stanford University in 1983.
After many years working at various Silicon Valley research institutions (including SRI International, NASA Ames Research Center, and three years as a consulting associate professor at Stanford), Lansky made an unusual career move: she became a student, writer, promoter, and, for a time, a part-time practitioner of homeopathic medicine. This was prompted by the miraculous cure of her son's autism with homeopathy. She is dedicated to helping others -- especially families with autistic children -- discover the curative powers of homeopathy.
Lansky is the author of Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy (R.L.Ranch Press, 2003), a best-selling introductory book on homeopathy that includes the story of her son's cure as well as dozens of other first-person cure stories contributed by homeopathic patients from around the world. It serves as a comprehensive guide to homeopathic philosophy, history, science, and experience. It is also used as a first-year text by many homeopathic schools, and has been translated into several foreign languages.
Lansky's homeopathic studies have included foundational course work with Misha Norland's School of Homeopathy in Devon, England; completion of the Homeopathic Master Clinician's course with Louis Klein; and studies with several other prominent homeopaths. For two years she served as coeditor of The American Homeopath, the journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths.
In December 2003, Lansky joined the board of the National Center for Homeopathy in Alexandria, Virginia. She now serves on the board executive as Secretary. Lansky also helped to found and was an executive board member of the California Health Freedom Coalition from 2001-2005. This is the organization that sponsored SB-577, the California health freedom bill that was passed in September 2002. As part of this legislative process, Lansky testified before a California Senate hearing on alternative medicine.
Much of Lansky's current work involves promoting homeopathy and providing guidance and referrals to parents through email. She often gives lectures, interviews, and writes articles about homeopathy. From 2004--2008, she wrote a regular column for the Society of Homeopaths Newsletter (UK), "Letter from America". Lansky's monthly radio show on homeopathy, There's Hope With Homeopathy, can be found on Autism One Radio (aired the third Friday of each month, 2pm EST). This show provides an excellent and free short course for those wishing to learn more about homeopathy. You can find a complete archive of the show on this web site. Lansky also publishes a monthly e-Newsletter.
Lansky lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Steve Rubin. An avid amateur musician, she has been a vocalist in several local rock bands, studied classical piano for many years, and has also dabbled in piano composition and improvisation. She also enjoys water and acrylic painting, needlework, swimming, and canoeing the lakes of Canada. You can find more information about Amy by visiting her personal web site.