Amy Lansky was born on November 27, 1955 in Buffalo, New York. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 1977 with degrees in mathematics and computer science, and she received her doctorate in computer science from Stanford University in 1983.
After several 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, most recently, 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's homeopathic studies have included foundational course work with Misha Norland's School of Homoeopathy in Devon, England; completion of the Homeopathic Master Clinician's course with Louis Klein; and studies with Simon Taffler, Sadhna Thakkar, Jan Scholten, and Alize Timmerman.
For two years she served as coeditor of The American Homeopath, the journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths. In 2003, Lansky published her comprehensive introduction to homeopathy, Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, which includes the story of her son's cure from autism.
Lansky is also an active member of the national health freedom movement. She is an executive board member of the California Health Freedom Coalition, the organization that sponsored SB-577, the California health freedom bill that was passed in September 2002.
Lansky lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Steve Rubin and her two sons, Izaak and Max Rubin. An avid amateur musician, she has trained in classical piano and voice. For 15 years Lansky sang as a vocalist in several Palo Alto rock bands, including Not Dead Yet and Severe Tire Damage.
Today, she is studying piano composition and has, thus far, composed four classical piano works. Lansky also enjoys watercolor painting, needlework, swimming, and canoeing the lakes of Canada.