Attendee Bios

We've gathered a wonderful group of individuals for the 2015 Quantified Self Public Health Symposium. Find out more information about registered attendees here. (This information will be updated as individuals register for the meeting.)

Conveners | Government & Science Leadership | Toolmakers | Researchers | QS Labs

Conveners

Gary Wolf
Quantified Self Labs
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Gary Wolf is the director of Quantified Self Labs, a social enterprise whose mission is to support the Quantified Self movement worldwide.
Bryan Sivak
CTO, HHS
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Bryan Sivak joined HHS as the Chief Technology Officer in July 2011. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.
Larry Smarr
UCSD
Director Calit2 at UCSD
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Larry Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership, and holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UCSD's Jacobs School.
Steve Downs
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Chief Technology and Information Officer
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Steve is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's chief technology and information officer. In this role, he ensures that the Foundation's technology strategy is aligned with its organizational strategy. And he dabbles in personal health data issues.

Government & Science Leadership

Nancy Potok
US Census Bureau
Deputy Director and COO
Web
Nancy Potok is the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau. She previously served Associate Director for Demographic Programs, and Principal Associate Director. Dr. Potok has more than 30 years of public, private, and nonprofit senior management experience. She earned her Ph.D from The George Washington University.
Renee Gindi
National Center for Health Statistics
Health Survey Statistician
Web
Renee Gindi's work at NCHS includes using the National Health Interview Survey to monitor the effects of health reform, examining the accuracy of in-home physical measurements relative to standardized examinations, and investigating “data anomalies” using survey paradata. She received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2009.
Rahul Jain
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Digital Health Analytics Manager / Director
Web
Rahul Jain is the Digital Health Analytics Manager for the Greater New Orleans Health Information Exchange, and the Digital Health Director for the Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network. He is focused on using social and behavioral health data to improve patient wellness, improve clinical quality and reallocate costs.
Marcie Cynamon
CDC/NCHS/DHIS
Acting Director
Web
Marcie Cynamon is the Acting Director of the National Health Interview Survey, the largest ongoing in-person survey about the nation's health.
Prabasaj Paul
CDC
Epidemiologist
Web
Epidemiologist, theoretical physicist in an earlier life, interested in quantitative tracking of physical activity at the national population level.
Audie Atienza
NIH
Senior Behavioral Scientist
Twitter
Dr. Atienza has expertise in health technology research and innovation, particularly mobile/wireless technology, privacy/security issues, big data analytics, public-private partnerships, and health behavior theory. He has been a senior advisor at NCI, NIH, HHS and has partnered with the White House and the Surgeon General.
F.L. Dammann
NIH/NIAAA
Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Administration
Web
F.L. Dammann is a special projects lead for NIAAA. As a positive agitator for various organizations and now the NIH, he looks to find, create, and connect for innovative solutions to challenges.
Douglas Morales
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Epidemiologist/GIS Coordinator
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Douglas Morales has worked as an Epidemiologist with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for 10 years. He uses Geographic Information Systems to spatially and temporally analyze health data to uncover disease clusters and trends that would not otherwise be apparent.
Lori Melichar
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Director, Pioneer Portfolio
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Lori Melichar, a labor economist, is the Director of the Pioneer Portfolio at the Foundation, where she focuses on discovering, exploring and learning from cutting edge ideas with the potential to help create a Culture of Health in America. She is also the host of the Foundation’s Pioneering Ideas podcast. Over the past 12 years, Melichar has created and managed several programs to focus a broad research community on studies to improve health and healthcare policy and practice, and was a key driver of efforts to advance the science of quality improvement (QI) research and evaluation. She holds a PhD and MA in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BA in economics from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Susannah Fox
RWJF
Entrepreneur in Residence
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Susannah Fox is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after 14 years at the Pew Research Center, where she directs the health and technology portfolio. She is also an advisor to Iodine, SMART Platforms, and Stanford Medicine X.
Oktawia Wojcik
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Program Officer
Oktawia Wojcik is a Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit. She is also a part of the Catalyzing Demand for Healthy Places and Practices Portfolio, focusing her work on the intersection of community development and health.



Toolmakers

Linda Avey
We Are Curious, Inc.
Co-founder & CEO
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Linda Avey is the Co-founder and CEO of We Are Curious, Inc. Previously she was co-founder and former co-president of 23andMe.
Gil Blander
InsideTracker
Founder, CSO
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Gil brings to Segterra more than 18 years of experience in systems biology, computational biology, aging, metabolism, and caloric restriction research. Gil previously worked at MIT (Guarente Lab), the Weizmann Institute (Israel), and several Systems Biology / Computational Biology companies (Genstruct, Compugen, and IBS).
Lygeia Ricciardi
Clear Voice Consulting, LLC
Consumer Engagement & Digital Health Expert
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Lygeia Ricciardi’s consulting practice, Clear Voice Consulting, LLC, helps clients shape their strategies to engage consumers using digital health tools. Previously she established the Office of Consumer eHealth within ONC at the US Department of Health & Human Services, where she led the Blue Button Initiative, which promotes patient access to their own medical information in a digital, easy to reuse, format.
Esther Dyson
HICCup/EDventure
Founder
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Esther Dyson is the founder of HICCup, organizer of the Way to Wellville Challenge, a five-year project with five quantified communities dedicated to improving community health.
David Albert
AliveCor, Inc.
Chief Medical Officer
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Dr. Dave Albert is a mHealth Pioneer, cardiovascular health researchers, . cardiovascular inventor, and entrepreneur.
Adam Dole
Better
Vice President Strategy
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Adam Dole is the Cofounder and Vice President of Strategy at Better, a personal health assistant service based in Palo Alto, CA. Better, funded by Mayo Clinic and The Social Capital Partnership, provides individuals and families with their own Personal Health Assistant to ensure each member has an actionable plan and expert coordination, continuity, and advocacy across all aspects of their health care and wellness.
Doug Kanter
Databetes
Founder
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Doug Kanter is a designer, photographer, and founder of Databetes, a company that develops self-management support software for diabetes patients. He started the company based on his own experience living with type-1 diabetes for nearly 30 years.
Ian Eslick
Vital Labs
CEO
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Ian Eslick is a serial entrepreneur and holds a PhD in Personal Health Data Analytics from the MIT Media Lab. Currenlty he is the CEO of Vital Labs, a venture focusing on connecting Quantified Self and healthcare.
Jessica Richman
uBiome
CEO
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Jessica Richman is the Co-Founder and CEO of uBiome. Formerly at Stanford and Oxford. Loves bacteria.
David Reeves
Limeade
Director, Product
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David Reeves founded the QS Seattle meetup group. He is also part of the founding team at Limeade, a service helping improve employee health, well-being and productivity for large employers and health systems.
Nick Crocker
MyFitnessPal
Product Manager
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Nick Crocker leads Coaching at MyFitnessPal, the world's most popular health and fitness application. I co-founded Sessions, a health coaching company, which MyFitnessPal acquired in 2012. Sessions was backed by Collaborative Fund, Blackbird Ventures, SV Angel and Joshua Kushner. Sessions is a Rock Health company. Previously, he co-founded We Are Hunted, which was acquired by Twitter. In 2010 Nick was a Product Manager at Boxee, helping to launch the Boxee Box.
Ilene J Klein
Qualcomm Incorporated
Director Global Employee Healh Services
Web
Dr. Ilene Klein has lead the strategic implementation of health and wellness programs and services for Qualcomm's global workforce since the inception of Global Employee Health Services in 2011. A strong proponent of wireless health technology, she is the Chair of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Council, Qualcomm’s wireless health division, and is a contributing member to Qualcomm’s wireless health patent review board. Dr. Klein recently served on the Vitality Institute Commission on Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working-Age Americans
Jeroen Brouwer
Philips
Director of Business Development
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At Philips we create innovative propositions that make a difference in people's lives. Focusing on acute and chronic conditions, as well as preventive health. Bridging the gap between Consumer and Healthcare.
Nate Heintzman
Dexcom, Inc
User Innovation and Collaborative Research
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Nate Heintzman joined Dexcom in 2014 to lead the development of resources for engaging and enabling lead users in the diabetes innovation community. He previously directed the Diabetes Informatics and Analytics Lab at UCSD.
Aaron Coleman
Fitabase
Founder & CEO
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Aaron Coleman leads the Fitabase team which helps research groups of all kinds use consumer devices, like the Fitbit, in their trials.
Emil Chiauzzi
PatientsLikeMe
Research Director
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Emil Chiauzzi is a clinical psychologist and currently the Research Director at PatientsLikeMe. He has been PI on NIH grants researching online interventions in behavioral health, addictions, chronic pain, and college health. Currently, Emil is exploring ways to engage patients with chronic conditions in behavior change through the use of wearables.
Mike Polcari
23andMe
Chief Architect
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Mike Polcari joined 23andMe in 2008 and works with a talented team of engineers to deliver access, understanding, and benefit from the human genome. Mike is focused on building the technology platform that powers 23andMe's commercial products, including the Personal Genome Service, Commercial Research Portal, and API platform.
Patrick Merel
Portable Genomics
CSO
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Patrick Merel is the co-founder of Portable Genomics and an expert in molecular diagnostics expert. He is the former director of the University Hospital of Bordeaux’s Innovation platform.
Adel Laoui
Portable Genomics
CEO
Web
Adel Laoui is the Co-Founder of Portable Genomics and is an experienced executive business leader in the life science software and healthcare industry having previous worked with Aventis, Sanofi, Accelrys, and Dassault Systems
Rob Rustad
Open Health Cloud
Founder
Twitter
Rob Rustad is founder of Open Health Cloud and interested in finding better ways to put health data to work for patients, researchers, and clinicians.
Bob Evans
Google, Inc.
Sr Software Engineer
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Bob Evans develops tools to support analysis and exploration of daily experience. For the past three years as a software engineer at Google, Bob has been working on Paco (Personal Analytics COmpanion). Paco allows individuals and behavior scientists to easily create and conduct behavior studies and interventions on mobile phones
Stephanie Greer
TidePool Inc
Head of Cognitive Science
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Stephanie Greer researches and develops tools for tracking and training cognitive functions through mobile games. She has studied cognitive and affective neuroscience at Brown (BS), Stanford and UC Berkeley (PhD).
Gillian Christie
Vitality Institute
Health Innovation Analyst
Twitter
Gillian Christie’s research at The Vitality Institute focuses on innovative health technologies, with a concentration in health promotion and disease prevention. Gillian completed a Master’s (MPhil) degree at the University of Cambridge in Innovation, Strategy and Organization. While attending Cambridge, Gillian was a Director of a health technology start-up focused on patient identification using mobile biometrics. Gillian previously worked at Grand Challenges Canada, where she researched potential areas of investment within the non-communicable disease field, and at the Sandra Rotman Centre, where she evaluated health technologies for application in developing countries. Gillian also holds a MA (Hons) in Management from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Jesse Slade Shantz
OMsignal
Chief Medical Officer
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Dr. Shantz is an orthopaedic sports surgeon and chief medical officer of OMsignal, a leading connected apparel company. He is currently developing a participatory model of care in his practice.
Rachel Kalmar
Sensored
Data Scientist
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Rachel Kalmar is a data scientist formerly at Misfit Wearables. She wrangles noisy data and investigates how to make wearable and sensor data useful and interactive. A Stanford neuroscience PhD, she's spent over a decade using data to explain, predict, and influence behavior
Matthew Diamond
Misfit
Medical Director
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Matthew Diamond MD, PhD is a sports medicine and rehabilitation physician and the medical director at Misfit, makers of elegant wearable and smart home products. A faculty member at NYU, Matthew is passionate about helping people improve their mobility and performance through innovative, integrative medical treatments and technology that promotes wellness.
David Haddad
Open mHealth
Executive Director
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David is a co-founder and Executive Director of Open mHealth. David holds a master's degree in health economics and policy from the London School of Economics and a bachelors in chemistry and public health from UC Berkeley. He loves tacos.
Michelle De Mooy
Center for Democracy and Technology
Deputy Director, Consumer Privacy Project
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Michelle De Mooy is Deputy Director, Consumer Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. Her work is focused on promoting strong consumer privacy rights through pro-privacy legislation and regulation, working with industry to build and implement good privacy practices, and analyzing emerging privacy concerns.
Kelsey Finch
Future of Privacy Forum
Policy Counsel
Kelsey Finch is Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, where she works to advance responsible privacy practices for wearables and consumer wellness data. She is interested in meaningful best practices that support both innovation and consumer privacy. .
Eric Blue
TRAQS, LLC
Founder
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Eric Blue is a technologist, entrepreneur and aspiring alpha geek with a passion for the quantified self, health and fitness. He is also the founder of TRAQS.
Dawn Nafus
Intel
Anthropologist
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Dawn Nafus conducts social and cultural research to support the development of new tools (preferably the socially necessary ones). Dawn completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, and before Intel she was at University of Essex.
Andrei Pop
Human API
Founder & CEO
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Andrei Pop is the Founder and CEO of Human API, a universal health data platform which enables developers to easily build the next generation of healthcare applications. Andrei's focus on health data began while developing real-time movement feedback systems through wearable sensor technology. He has presented his work at numerous conferences, including the Cleveland Clinic, International Interface Summit, Le Web, and Singularity University.
Bongshin Lee
Microsoft Research
Researcher
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Bongshin Lee is a Researcher at Microsoft Research. Her research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, and User Interfaces and Interaction Techniques. She designs, develops, and evaluates innovative ways for people to explore their data effectively and share data stories visually.
Rajiv Mehta
Bhageera
President
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Rajiv leads strategy and design consultancy Bhageera. Expert in family caregiving, consumer health and emerging health technologies, with deep experience developing and commercializing disruptive innovations at Apple, Adobe, NASA and numerous start-ups. Board member, Family Caregiver Alliance. Co-organizer, Quantified Self. Columbia (MBA), Stanford (MS), Princeton (BSE).
Greg Biggers
Genomera / SenseLabs
Founder / Chief Product & Marketing Officer
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Greg Biggers is the founder of Genomera, a participant-driven clinical trial marketplace. He is also the the Chief Product & Marketing Officer at SenseLabs, the creator of the Versus brain training.
David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Principal .::. Health Care Lawyer & Consultant
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David Harlow is an independent health care lawyer, consultant, and blogger focused on health data privacy and security - and broader health care law and policy issues at the bleeding edge. He is invovled with bridging the sometimes-intersecting worlds of providers, payors, patients, patient-facing apps and big data analytics. He loves riding a recumbent bicycle, jazz, and world music.
Steve Sprigg
Qualcomm
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Steve Sprigg is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm.
Heidi Dohse
Google
Sr. Program Manager
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Heidi Dohse is a lifelong heart patient and athlete. She have an implanted pacemaker and uses a variety of wearable technologies. Heidi is interested in how to make the most of "the Internet of Me" and how to best use her data to optimize my health and athletic performance. Her mission is to inspire others to live amazing lives through the use of technology + medicine + activity. Professionally, Heidi works for Google in the Cloud Platform team working on enabling the "internet of things". This is the infrastructure that will allow the collection and access of personal data, making it actionable to users. Heidi uses her 20% project at Google to work on projects in the Google X Life Sciences group.
Rob McCray
WLSA
President
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Rob McCray is the co-founder and President of WLSA which was founded in 2005 to accelerate tech-enabled solutions for personal health and health care. He is personally personally committed to democratizing medical knowledge empowering consumers to manage their own health and health care (when they need it).
Carlos Olguin
Twitter
Carlos formed the Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter (BNPM) group at Autodesk in 2011. From its inception, the group investigated and helped accelerate the growth of emergent design spaces in life/material sciences. A wide range of high-profile projects were completed in collaboration with world-class academic or corporate partners. Before joining Autodesk Research, Carlos’s experience included the design of applications in domains such as 3D/2D modeling, GIS, e-learning, risk management, network service brokerage, web search engines, and online emergent social phenomena.
Brian Foye
Humana Inc
Director
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Brian Foye works at Humana Inc -- an integrated healthcare company whose Enterprise Goal is to "make the communities we serve 20% healthier by 2020." Brian works on the technology solutions that enable and empower our associates.
Scott Leibrand
OpenAPS.org
Co-founder
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Together with Dana Lewis, Scott Leibrand created the DIY Pancreas System (#DIYPS) and co-founded OpenAPS.org, to make basic artificial pancreas (APS) technology available more quickly to people with T1 diabetes.
Dana Lewis
#OpenAPS/#DIYPS
Co-Founder
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Dana Lewis created and moderates #hcsm, the international health care & social media community on Twitter. For her day job, she manages digital content strategy for Providence Health & Services, the third largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S. And 24/7/365, she's also the chief data producer and an inventor of #DIYPS - the Do It Yourself Pancreas System. More recently, #DIYPS became a full closed loop artificial pancreas system. Dana also founded the #OpenAPS movement, an open and transparent effort to make safe and effective basic Artificial Pancreas System technology widely available to more quickly improve and save as many lives as possible and reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes.
Arkadiusz Stopczynski
You Technology
Advisor
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Arkadiusz ‘Arek’ Stopczynski holds a PhD from Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at DTU and Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher at MIT Media Lab, Human Dynamics Group. Arek focuses on developing technologies for collection and privacy-preserving analysis of large-scale multiplex social and behavioral data, especially social interactions in the physical world. He has been leading development of the Copenhagen Networks Study.
Joel Goldsmith
Abbott Diabetes Care
Director, New Product Innovation
Joel Goldsmith has spent most of his career focused on the convergence between the life sciences and emerging computing technology. Most recently, he was the product lead on the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a new sensor-based solution that replaces conventional test strips for routine glucose monitoring, which was launched in Europe in October 2015.
Laura Johnson
Dexcom
Vice President of Intellectual Property
Web
Laura Johnson was promoted to Vice President of Intellectual Property in September 2008. In her previous role as Dexcom's Director of Intellectual Property, Ms. Johnson has been instrumental in developing and aligning Dexcom’s patent strategy to achieve business goals across a range of development groups and activities. Prior to joining Dexcom, Ms. Johnson served as a patent agent at a local law firm, and prior thereto, served in a technical role at Peregrine Systems, Inc. From 1993 to 1999, Ms. Johnson served as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Virginia, examining patents in the technology area of implantable devices. Ms. Johnson holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College in Grove City, PA.
Michael Kellen
Sage Bionetworks
Director Technology Platforms
Web
Michael Kellen works at the intersection of technology and life sciences to build systems and organizations that will accelerate the pace of medical progress. At Sage Bionetworks he is focused on developing ways to leverage mobile phone platforms to capture medical research data, and on enabling large-scale data sharing among biomedical researchers.
Russel Martin
Qualcomm
Director, Engineering
Dr. Martin has been involved in semiconductor, sensing and imaging technology for 30 years. He currently leads the Sensors Device team within Sensor Technology at Qualcomm.
Marion Handler
Qualcomm
Sr Mgr, Global Employee Health Services
Dr. Handler is a clinical health psychologist with extensive training and experience in behavioral medicine and health promotion as well as in high technology and wireless media to promote healthy behaviors. Dr. Handler is currently the Senior Manager of Global Employee Health Services at Qualcomm where she focuses on innovation and the application of technology to improve the health of Qualcomm’s global workforce.
Heather Patterson
Intel Labs
Senior Research Scientist
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Heather Patterson is a research scientist at Intel Labs and a nonresidential fellow at New York University, where she researches legal, social, and cognitive aspects of privacy and information sharing in the realm of self-tracking, self-quantification, and connected devices. She holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
Carlos Rodarte
PatientsLikeMe
Director, BD, Wearables
Twitter
Carlos Rodarte is the Director of Business Development & Wearables at PatientsLikeMe, a patient network that improves lives and a real-time research platform that advances medicine. He oversees strategic partnerships with various healthcare stakeholders interested in learning how patients experience and manage their disease. In developing the wearables and biosensors division, he is defining the role innovative consumer technologies play in understanding behavior, patient care, and disease characteristics.
Howard Look
Tidepool
President, CEO and Founder
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Howard Look is CEO of Tidepool, an open source, non-profit effort building an open data platform and applications that reduce the burden of managing Type 1 Diabetes. Previously, Howard was on the founder’s team of TiVo, and was VP of Software at Pixar and Amazon. His teenage daughter has T1D.
Brandon Arbiter
Tidepool
VP Product and Biz Dev
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Brandon Arbiter is the Vice Presdient of Product at Tidepool. He's interested diabetes products, technology, and advocacy.
Ann Waldo
Waldo Law Offices, PLLC
Principal
Ann Waldo runs the boutique firm of Waldo Law Offices in DC. She specializes in health and consumer data privacy, advising clients on compliance, contracting, and business strategy concerning data. She’s the former Chief Privacy Officer for Lenovo and Roche.
Eric Jain
Zenobase LLC
CEO & Founder
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Eric Jain runs zenobase.com, a QS and IoT data aggregation and analysis service, and provides consulting to mHealth organizations.
Adrian Gropper
Patient Privacy Rights
CTO
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Adrian Gropper, MD is CTO of Patient Privacy Rights. He founded a number of software-intensive medical device companies. Currently, he consults on Federal pilots, participates in health data policy and standards including OpenID/HEART to develop profiles for the JASON Public API, and serves on the Board of NSTIC / IDESG.
Alexander Senemar
Sherbit
CEO
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Alex Senemar is the CEO and co-founder of Sherbit.
Robert Friedman
J. Craig Venter Institute
Vice President for Policy
Web
Robert Friedman is Vice President for Public Policy at the Venter Institute and directs JCVI's Policy Center. Prior to joining JCVI, Friedman spent 16 years working for the US Congress at the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) and 7 years at The Heinz Center, a nonprofit environmental policy research organization in Washington, DC.
Sarah Farrell
Apple
Development executive
Web
Sarah Farrell works at Apple on the intersection of technology and higher education
Lina Lander
Apple Inc
Development Executive
Dr. Lina Lander is a Higher Education Development Executive with Apple Inc. Lina earned her Doctorate of Science (Sc.D.) from Harvard University. Dr. Lander was an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has led numerous research and consulting projects in epidemiology, occupational health, surveillance, and evaluation of injury risk factors. Dr. Lander speaks nationally on utilizing technology in research, teaching, and clinical practice.
Susan Williams
Agency Other
Consultant
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Susan Williams is a consultant for research institutes and healthcare startups, and has helped design and connect key initiatives to prospective business partners while also driving marketing and communications efforts.
Stephen Smith
Kitman Labs
Founder
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Stephen Smith was previously the Head of Rehabilitation for Leinster Rugby, Ireland. He is the Founder of Kitman Labs, the world's most advanced athlete management platform focusing on data driven preventative medicine, sport science and analytics.
Beau Gunderson
PersonalGenomes.org / Open Humans
Sr. Software Gardener
Twitter | Web
Beau Gunderson is a software developer and Quantified Selfer interested in open data.
Madeleine Ball
PersonalGenomes.org
Director of Research
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Madeleine Ball is the co-founder of Open Humans, and Director of Research at the Harvard Personal Genome Project
Tracy McMillan
localeikki
CEO & Founder
Twitter | Web
Tracy McMillan is the CEO & Founder of localeikki, a technology company helping people be active every day, wherever life takes them. She is a former professor and research consultant in active community environments. She is also a mom and wife who loves to explore.
Chul Lee
MyFitnessPal & Under Armour
Head of Data Engineering & Science
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As Director of Data Engineering & Science, Chul is responsible for the development of data products related to real-time nutrition and fitness tracking, insights and community activities at MyFitnessPal. Prior to MyFitnessPal, Chul managed a team at LinkedIn that operated several relevance engines for LinkedIn's content products like LinkedIn Pulse, LinkedIn Content Emails, Channels and LinkedIn's Publishing Platform.
Garrett Miller
Mapbox
Head of Labs
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Garrett Miller spends his time working between product and business development at Mapbox. He is interested in exploring data and determining new ways that open data can guide and influence our mapping products.
Dean Hovey
Digifit, Inc.
President & CEO
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Dean has founded or supported over a dozen high tech companies during his design and innovation career based in Silicon Valley. Quantifying himself since 1989.
Naganand Murty
HHS IDEA Lab
Innovator in Residence
Web
Nag is a healthcare entrepreneur who is currently exploring ideas in the realm of habit formation using contextual and personal health messaging.
Jon Cousins
WellBee
Co-founder
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Jon Cousins spent the first part of his career working in advertising. For the past eight years he has been focused on finding creative, scalable ways of using technology to help people beat mental health problems.
Rafhael Cedeno
LifeMap Solutions
Chief Technology Officer
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Rafhael Cedeno is the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product for LifeMap Solutions, Inc., and leads the engineering team in the development of an advanced mHealth platform. Mr. Cedeno was instrumental in creating the first versions of ubiquitous internet technologies and services such as web crawlers, blogs, and widgets during his time at web pioneers like Netscape and Themestream. He is known for designing creative and interactive products while ensuring value and product-market fit. Before joining LifeMap Solutions, Mr. Cedeno was Director of Global Distribution at Groupon, a global leader of local commerce. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Game Development at Viacom, where he was responsible for overseeing the growth of several chart-topping mobile apps.
Alexandra Carmichael
uBiome
Director of Community, Product and Growth
Twitter | Web
Alexandra Carmichael started and sold two health tech startups, helped build QS worldwid. She has a genetics background, is a Torontonian, and deeply cares about helping people feel better and thrive.
Rita Wouhaybi
Intel Labs
Research Scientist
Rita Wouhaybi is a research scientist with Intel Labs. Rita received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2006. Rita's career includes more than 12 years of experience. She holds a number of patents and has published over 20 papers in acclaimed IEEE and ACM conferences and journals. She was also the recipient of several awards for both academic and industry achievements.
Drew Senyei
Celula Inc
CEO
Andrew (“Drew”) Senyei, M.D., is a physician, inventor and venture capitalist with over twenty five years experience in the building of emerging, life science and healthcare companies.
Brian Levine
Tap2, Inc.
CEO
Twitter | Web
Brian Levine has a long history mobile data innovation. As founder of Tap2 (2014-present), he invented methods of gathering substantial PRO data. Previously, Brian founded biometric company Innerscope Research (2006), built biometric devices at MIT (2004-05), created telemedicine applications (2001-04) and digital tools for MLB, EA and the Gap (pre-2001).
Melissa Johnson
Digifit, Inc.
Advisor
Web
Melissa Johnson serves as an Advisor to Digifit, Inc. She has been a leader in the health promotion field for over 20 years and previously served as Executive Director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.
Alan Marty
Legacy Venture
Managing Director
Web
Alan Marty was an assistant professor of materials science at Silliman University in the Philippines and led Hewlett-Packard’s global integrated circuit business. He was founder of a tech start-up which is a leader in data science for athletes. Alan holds eleven patents largely focused on quantified self sensor systems.
Martin Aboitiz
Healthjump Inc.
CEO
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Martin Aboitiz is an Entrepeneur and MIT Engineer. He has a background in IT services and industrial consumer foods. He is also the Founder of Healthjump, a consumer mediated health exchange.
Drew Schiller
Validic
CTO & Co-founder
Twitter | Web
Drew co-founded Validic, the industry-leading digital health platform. Validic connects healthcare organizations to patient-generated data from digital health apps, wearables, and in-home medical devices.
Rana Fakhouri
Motorola
UX Design Director
Twitter | Web
Rana Fakhouri is a design director with 15 years of experience. Rana has led UX designs for products ranging from TVs, cars, tablets, to mobile phones. Currently, Rana is leading Motorola's contextual awareness design and strategy.
Bradley Zlotnick, MD
San Diego Barcode of Life
Founder
Twitter | Web
Bradley Zlotnick is an emergency physician biomedical agent/device advisory; Board, Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund; Advisor, International Barcode of Life; Founder, San Diego Barcode of Life
Erica Forzani
Breezing Co.
Co-Founder
Twitter | Web
Erica Forzani directs her engineering and clinical research, as well as professional, and personal goals to bring new inspired-use technologies to real-world applications.
Sandra Berrios-Torres, MD
Sandra Berrios-Torres, MD
Principal
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Sandra Berrios-Torres is an orthopedic surgery. She is involved with the design, development, and implementation of surveillance clinical and data systems and is the lead author of the evidence-based CDC Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection.
Colin Lawlor
ResMed
Vice President
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Colin Lawlor is the Vice President Global Consumer Strategy at ResMed. Colin has extensive international experience. ResMed is the global leader in sleep and respiratory therapy. Recently Colin was involved with launching the AirSense platform. ResMed is also one of the leading connected health providers globally.
Ben Mar
ResMed
Marketing Manager
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Ben leads Patient Engagement initiatives in ResMed
Ariel Garten
InteraXon
CEO
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Ariel Garten is the CEO and co-founder of InteraXon, makers of Muse the brain sensing headband. Muse tracks your brain activity in real time and gives you feedback to improve your attention, decrease your stress and meditate more effectively. It's also an open platform for brain monitoring with 100s of developers creating applications and over 50 research institutions and hospitals engaged in Muse. Ariel studied at the University of Toronto and researched hippocampal neurogenesis at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre. More than just your average neuroscience nerd, Ariel is also is a psychotherapist and a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week in 2003. Her work has also been on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ariel is a thought leader in brain computer interface and unusual combination of science and art is integral to creating great science and meaning.




Researchers

Kevin Patrick
UCSD/The Qualcomm Institute
Professor
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Kevin Patrick, M.D., M.S., is a Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems in UCSD’s Qualcomm Institute/Calit2. He is Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Data Exploration Project.
Don Norman
UCSD
Director, Design Lab
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Don Norman is Director of the Design Lab at UC, San Diego, cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group, member of the National Academy of Engineering, IDEO fellow, and former Vice President of Apple. He is leading the DLab's initiative on Human-Centered Healthcare design. His books include Emotional Design, Living with Complexity, and an expanded, revised edition of Design of Everyday Things.
Genevieve Dunton
University of Southern California
Assistant Professor
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Genevieve Dunton is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Psychology at the University of Southern California. She is the Director of the USC REACH (Real-Time Eating Activity and Children’s Health) lab, which develops, tests, and applies real-time and sensor technologies to examine environmental, social, and psychological factors influencing eating and physical activity.
Judith Gregory
UC Irvine, Informatics & EVOKE & Values in Design Lab
Associate Adjunct Professor
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Judith Gregory engages in making the future collaboratively across sectors and disciplines especially in R & D work that engages collaborating across boundaries in health care organizations and across emergent social sites for health. Interests include: design for negotiation of disparate logics; social sustainability & social inclusion; social theory for understanding socio-cultural practices; co-development of shared visualization tools for practitioners, researchers & technology designers.
Roozbeh Jafari
University of Texas at Dallas
Associate Professor
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Roozbeh Jafari is an associate professor at UT-Dallas. He received his PhD in Computer Science (UCLA) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UC-Berkeley. His research interest lies in the area of wearable computer design and signal processing.
Eric Hekler
Arizona State University
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Eric Hekler, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University and directs the Designing Health Lab @ASU. His research focuses on how to design and evaluate highly individualized behavioral interventions delivered via technology. Prior to ASU, Dr. Hekler completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford University and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from Rutgers University.
Jose Gomez-Marquez
MIT Institute for Medical Engineering & Science
Director, Little Devices Lab
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Jose Gomez-Marquez designs medical devices for affordability at MIT's @littledevices. We create DIY tech so doctors and nurses in the field can invent their own solutions.
Eugene Kolker
Seattle Children's
Chief Data Officer
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Eugene Kolker is Chief Data (Analytics) Officer at Seattle Children’s -- Hospital, Foundation, and Research Institute. Kolker has over 25 years of experience in multi-disciplinary data analysis, predictive analytics, and modeling and over 15 years of experience in management, business, and community development. At Seattle Children’s, Eugene heads the CDOAnalytics team, which focuses on leveraging large and complex data to improve outcomes and safety, reduce costs, broaden access, and drive innovation (cdoanalytics.org). In addition to the hospital work, he is also director of Bioinformatics & High-throughput Analysis Laboratory (kolkerlab.org) at the Research Institute. Previously, Eugene was founder and president of BIATECH Research and Innovation Center, which was acquired by Seattle Children’s. Currently, Dr. Kolker is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University College of Science, Boston and an affiliate professor at University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He has 120 publications in 40 different journals and also serves as Executive Editor of the journals “OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology” and “Big Data.” Recently. Eugene was voted by the readers of Healthcare IT News (published by HIMSS, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) as one of the top three "Innovators" in 2015, in their annual H.I.T. Awards, which recognize industry leaders who are helping improve care through technology (www.healthcareitnews.com/hit-award).
Colin Depp
UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor
Colin Depp is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, Director of Education and Training for the Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and Staff Psychologist for the VA San Diego
Ramesh Rao
Qualcomm Institute/Calit2
Director
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Ramesh Rao is the director of the Qualcomm Institute - the University of California, San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). In 2004, he was appointed the first holder of the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Telecommunications and Information Technologies in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, where he has been a faculty member since 1984.
Joyce Lee
University of Michigan
Doctor as Designer
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Joyce Lee, MD, MPH, Doctor as Designer, is a pediatrician, diabetes specialist, and researcher who is Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Schools of Medicine & Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding obesity and diabetes at multiple levels, from biomarkers to online communities to learning health systems. She is passionate about patient-centered participatory design and is co-creator of HealthDesignby.us, which supports the integration of the “maker movement” with healthcare.
Andrew Raij
University of South Florida
Assistant Professor
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Andrew Raij is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training, where he is a senior member of the Synthetic Reality Lab (SREAL). His expertise lies in human-computer interaction as it relates to virtual reality, pervasive health, and their intersection, usually with applications to healthcare and behavior change. Prior to joining SREAL, he was an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida, completed a post-doc in mobile health technology at the University of Memphis, and received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.
Anne Wright
CREATE Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
Director of Operations, BodyTrack Project
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Anne Wright is an MIT-trained roboticist and former lead systems engineer for prototype rovers at NASA Ames Research Center. She leads the BodyTrack Project at CMU, building tools and culture to support individual's efforts towards personal health empowerment.
Tamar Sharon
Maastricht University
Assistant professor
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Tamar Sharon an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Maastricht University, NL. She have been studying new technologies and their implications for what it means to be human for some years now. Tamar has published on human enhancement, reproductive, genetic and neuro- technologies, and is currently working on self-tracking for health.
Cinnamon Bloss
UC San Diego
Assistant Professor
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Cinnamon Bloss is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at UCSD and a Policy Analyst at the J. Craig Venter Institute. She conducts research on the impacts of emerging biomedical technologies on individuals and society. Cinnamon has a particular interests in genomics, wearable sensors, big data, and privacy.
Patricia F Brennan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Moehlman Bascom Professor
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Patricia Brennan led the Project HealthDesign initiative that morphed into the visHOME project to virtualize real home spaces - a study into how the context of home helps or interferes with people's abilities to take care of themselves.
Ida Sim
Open mHealth
Co-Founder
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Ida Sim, MD, PhD is Co-Founder of Open mHealth, a non-profit technology company building open APIs for bringing clinical meaning to mobile health data. She is also Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and a practicing primary care physician.
Matthew Trowbridge MD MPH
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Associate Professor
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Matthew Trowbridge is a physician, public health researcher, and associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Trowbridge’s academic research focuses on the impact of architecture, urban design, and transportation planning on population health outcomes. Dr. Trowbridge also currently leads a partnership between the U.S. Green Building Council and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on leveraging the market transformation capacity of the green building industry to promote nation-wide investment in healthy communities. Dr. Trowbridge is board certified in both general pediatrics and preventive medicine and obtained his medical and public health training at Emory University.
Nick Anderson
UC Davis Health System
Director of Informatics Research
Nick Anderson is the Robert D Cardiff Professor in Informatics and the Director, Informatics Research in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis.
Job Godino
Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems at UCSD
Research Associate
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Job Godino is an epidemiologist interested in chronic disease prevention, randomized controlled trials, mobile and wearable technology, physical activity, just-in-time adaptive interventions, and big data (via intensive longitudinal data). His research is conducted within the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems based within Calti2's Qualcomm Institute at UCSD.
Mark Drangsholt
Oral Medicine, Univ. of Washington
Professor and Chair
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Mark Drangsholt is a clinician-scientist in Oral Medicine, a specialty that bridges between Medicine and Dentistry. His sponsored research involves measuring neurosensory function in the orofacial region. Mark has been a passionate enthusiast of self-tracking to improve his health in problems such as heart rhythm abnormalities, high cholesterol, hypertension, and memory loss.
William Griswold
UC San Diego
Professor
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William Griswold is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1991. His research interests include ubiquitous computing and software engineering, and educational technology. Griswold is a pioneer in the area of software refactoring. Later he built ActiveCampus, one of the early mobile location-aware systems. His current CitiSense project is investigating technologies for low-cost ubiquitous real-time air-quality sensing.
Daniel Epstein
University of Washington
Graduate Student
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Daniel Epstein is a PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering interested in how to help people get value out of their self-tracked data.
Sean Munson
University of Washington
Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
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Sean Munson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering and a member of the dub group. He studies the use of software to support positive behavior changes. Sean’s research focuses on increasing the diversity of political information people read and helping people achieve their health and wellness goals.
Dawn Lemanne
Independent Metabolic Research Group
Founder
Dr. Lemanne is a medical oncologist working on n = 1 studies for use in cancer and other chronic diseases with a lifestyle component.
Donna Spruijt-Metz
University of Southern California
Director, USC mHealth Collaboratory
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Donna Spruijt-Metz is the Director of the new USC mHealth Collaboratory at the USC Center for Economic and Social Research, and a Research Professor in Psychology. Her main interests include using mobile technologies to develop data sets that combine sensor and self-report data that is continuous, temporally rich, contextualized..
Steve Steinhubl
Scripps Translational Science Institute
Director, Digital Medicine
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Dr. Steinhubl is a cardiologist and clinician-scientist and engineer with a research focus on pragmatic clinical studies of patient-centric, wireless technology-enabled transformational solutions to the many unmet needs in healthcare.
Eun Kyoung Choe
Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor
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Eun Kyoung Choe is an assistant professor at Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology. Her primary research areas are in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Health Informatics, and Design. She designs, develops, and evaluates technology that promotes healthy sleep behaviors and encourages self-reflection with personal data.
Victor Lee
Utah State University
Associate Professor
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Victor Lee is a learning scientist and technologist who designs and studies in and out of school learning activities for youth involving analysis of their own physical activity data. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation and private foundations. Victor completed his doctoral studies at Northwestern University.
Camille Nebeker
UC San Diego
Assistant Professor
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Camille Nebeker's teaching and research objectives are to advance ethical and responsible research practices through education and policy initiatives. Her research is supported by federal sources including the NIH, NSF and the Office of Research Integrity with a focus on the ethical conduct of community-based health research interventions.
Rumi Chunara
New York University
Assistant Professor
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Rumi is an Assistant Professor at NYU, in Engineering and the Global Institute of Public Health. Her research interests are in building and harnessing information from participatory tools, such as point of care diagnostics, mobile phones and other Internet-enabled sensors and media for population-level disease surveillance.
Siobhan McMahon
University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor
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Siobhan McHamon’s primary research, funded by a UMN CTSI KL2 award, focuses on developing an intervention to enhance the motivation of older adults to engage in fall-reducing physical activities. Additionally, Siobhan isa site Co- PI and Course Director for a large fall prevention research project funded by PCORI/ NIA.
Bonnie Spring
Northwestern University
Director, Center for Behavior and Health
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Bonnie Spring is a clinical health psychologist, Professor of Preventive Medicine, and Director of the Center for Behavior and Health at Northwestern University in Chicago. She is an expert in developing and evaluating efficient, effective, scalable technology-supported interventions to support multiple health behavior changes in diet, physical activity, obesity, and smoking.
Edison Thomaz
Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD Candidate
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Edison Thomaz is a PhD candidate at the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on modeling health-related behaviors, with specific focus on scalable computational methods and novel sensing approaches. He is particularly interested in applying his research contributions to a number of application areas including personal health informatics, home health monitoring, and epidemiological research.
Gustavo Glusman
Institute for Systems Biology
Senior Research Scientist
Gustavo Glusman works on Computational Genomics at the Institute for Systems Biology. He is also the organizer of the Seattle Quantified Self meetup group.
Matthew Bietz
University of California, Irvine
Assistant Project Scientist
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Matthew Bietz is a researcher in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine. Matthew studies how people use data as part of collaborative activities, especially in scientific fields. He is also part of the Health Data Exploration Project, and interested in issues around access to health technology for underrepresented groups.
Michael Birt
Center for Sustainable Health, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University
Director Web
Michael Birt is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Health at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, Michael also co-founded a leading US-Asia biomedical business and has consulted for many of the world’s foremost healthcare, medical technology, and consumer product companies. He currently focuses on Project HoneyBee as a means to sustain health, especially for older adults and their caregivers.
Angela Pfammatter
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Angela Pfammatter, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Clinical Health Psychologist in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research uses technology supported interventions to address multiple health behaviors for the treatment and prevention of chronic conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular, disease and diabetes.
Erkin Otles
UW - Madison
Engineer
Erkin Otles is a graduate student in Industrial Engineering. His is interested in using machine learning to improve health. Currently Erkin is applying to medical scientist training programs where h hope to build tools for personalized medicine.
Alexandra Hubenko
Qualcomm Institute/Calit2, UCSD
Program Manager
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Alexandra Hubenko manages large, multi-year, multidisciplinary technology research projects at the Qualcomm Institute, UCSD Division of Calit2, including the Health Data Exploration Project, where she oversees project operations and manage the Agile Research Projects.
Fernando Martin-Sanchez
The University of Melbourne
Director, Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre
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Fernando Martin Sanchez holds PhDs in Informatics and in Medicine. He is the University of Melbourne’s Chair of Health Informatics and the Director of the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre. His research interests include the role of informatics in precision medicine (genomic, nanomedicine) and participatory health (social media, quantified-self, mobile apps) as well as big data analytics and visualisation.
Nadir Weibel
UC San Diego
Research Assistant Professor
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Nadir is a Research Faculty at UC San Diego, and a Research Health Science Specialist at the VA San Diego. He is a computer scientist investigating the deployment of innovative interactive multimodal devices in context, and an ethnographer studying the cognitive consequences of the introduction of this technology in the everyday life.
Gina Merchant
UCSD - CWPHS
PhD Candidate
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Gina Merchant is a behavioral scientist with a background in psychology and measurement. Her research focuses on testing novel applications of technology for health promotion and disease prevention. Current projects examine the role of social networks in supporting individual-level behavior change and how friends influence health behaviors online (versus face-to-face), and exploring the impact of computer-mediated communication on behavior.
David Lindeman
CITRIS
Director
David Lindeman, Ph.D., is the Director of Health at the University of California Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and Director of the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA). Dr. Lindeman’s current research focus is on the incubation, start-up, and scaling of transformative health technology solutions.
Mitesh Patel
University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor
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Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a faculty member at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, and a Staff Physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.
Maggie Crawford
UCSD
Student
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After climbing her way up in the world of professional mountaineering, Maggie Crawford was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health with the goal to help people use technology and continuous monitoring to maximize their health.
Beatriz Valenzuela
UCSD
Admin Assist
Beatriz Valenzuela recently joined the Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems; where she provides administrative support for the Health Data Exploration Project.
Meena Natarajan
UC Berkeley School of Information
PhD Candidate
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Meena Natarajan is a PhD candidate at the School of Information at UC Berkeley. She works at the intersection of human-computer interaction, design and digital health. Her work examines the relationships people form with sensing technologies, and how biosensing and self tracking technologies mediate knowledge production about the body.
Brad Wipfli
Oregon Health & Science University
Staff Scientist
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Brad Wipfli is a researcher interested in using technology to promote changes in physical activity and dietary behaviors.
Frederick Muench
North Shore Health System / Department of Psychiatry
Director of Digital Health Interventions
Frederick Muench is the Director of Digital Health Intervention in the Department of Psychiatry at North Shore Health System. He works on building and integrating consumer based mental health interventions into systems of care. He also founded a mobile health company, Mobile Health Interventions and teaches a class called crafting mindful experiences with technology at NYU ITP.
Albert Lin
Calit2
Research Scientist
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Albert Yu-Min Lin is a entrepreneur, UC San Diego Research Scientist, and Explorer of the National Geographic Society in the field of technology enabled exploration and crowdsourced citizen science.
Harinath Garudadri
Qualcomm Institute, UCSD
Associate Research Scientist
Harinath Garudadri has significant background in sensors, signal processing, and low power communications. He joined Calit2, UCSD in 2013, after 16 years at Qualcomm Inc. He currently has 39 granted patents. His current focus is Technology in Healthcare.
Ramesh Jain
UCI
Professor
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Ramesh is a Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine where he is doing research in Social Life Networks including EventShop and Objective Self. He has been an active member of professional community serving in various positions and contributing more than 400 research papers and coauthoring several books. He is the recipient of several awards including the ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award 2010. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAI, IAPR, and SPIE.
Grace O'Sullivan
Arizona State University
Director, Strategic Partnerships
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Grace O'Sullivan, MBA, is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Center for Sustainable Health at Arizona State University. In this role, she is responsible for developing strategic partnerships, cultivating new opportunities, and promoting cross-sector collaborations. Grace advises startups in her spare time.
Yvonne Yu-Feng Chan
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director, Personalized Medicine and Digital Health
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Dr. Yvonne Chan is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with a PhD in clinical research and experience in mobile health applications, pharmacogenomics, and clinical trials. Dr. Chan is the Director of Personalized Medicine (PM) and Digital Health (DH) at the Icahn Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai.
Glenn Farrell
Icahn Institute at Mount Sinai
Chief Marketing Officer
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Glenn Farrell is the Chief Marketing Officer at the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai in New York.
Melanie Swan
Institute for Blockchain Studies
Founder
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Melanie Swan is the Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies and DIYgenomics. She is an early participant in the Quantified Self movement, an instructor at Singularity University, an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and a contributor to the Edge’s Annual Essay Question.
Jana Hirsch
Carolina Population Center
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Jana is a postdoctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a PhD in Epidemiology she studies spatial patterns of health with emphasis on the links between neighborhood environments and health behaviors or equity.
Suzanne Bakken
Columbia University
Professor
Suzanne Bakken, RN, PhD, FAAN, is the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. She has worked extensively with a Latino community in New York City on the participatory design of infographics for summarizing health behaviors and self-reported outcomes across health literacy levels.
Stanley Shaw
CATCH, Mass. General Hospital
Co-Director
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Stanley Shaw is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital. CATCH seeks to better assess human wellness and disease through new phenotypes (measurable traits), especially those related to environment and behavior. Led development of GlucoSuccess, an iOS app for people for T2D (one of the inaugural class of Apple ResearchKit apps).
Lisa Gualtieri
Tufts University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
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Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM, is an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She directs the program in Digital Health Communication. Dr. Gualtieri is an advisory committee member of the FDA. Dr. Gualtieri earned a PhD in computer science from Harvard University.
Andrea Hartzler
Group Health Research Institute
Assistant investigator
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Andrea is an Assistant Investigator at Group Health Research Institute where she aims to improve the quality of health care through the user-centered design of personalized technologies. In her research, she leverages patient-generated health data to facilitate patient engagement, peer support, and patient-provider collaboration.
John Bellettiere
Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health
Research Associate
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John Bellettiere is an economist turned public health researcher. He now studies the use of real-time sensors to measure behavior.
John Brownstein
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor
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John Brownstein, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and directs the Computational Epidemiology Group at the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program in Boston. He was trained as an epidemiologist at Yale University. Overall, his research agenda aims to have translation impact on the surveillance, control and prevention of disease. He has been at the forefront of the development and application of public health surveillance including HealthMap.org, an internet-based global infectious disease intelligence system. The system is in use by over a million people a year including the CDC, WHO, DHS, DOD, HHS, and EU, and has been recognized by the National Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. Dr. Brownstein has advised the World Health Organization, Institute of Medicine, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the White House on real-time public health surveillance.
Rachel Marty
University of California, San Diego
PhD Student, Bioinformatics
Rachel Marty is a graduate student in UCSD's Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program with a background in computer science. Her current projects include algorithm development for cancer genomics and integration of molecular and behavioral data to understand health outcomes.
Chris Pyke
GRESB
Chief Operating Officer
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Dr. Pyke is the Chief Operating Officer for the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (www.gresb.com) and the director of the Green Building Information Gateway (www.gbig.org).
Austin Corbett
Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems
Researcher
Austin Corbett conducts undergraduate research working on discovering the validity and reliability of consumer level wearable health devices.
Rasheed Al Kotob
Qualcomm Institute, UCSD
HDE Research Assistant
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Rasheed Al Kotob recently joined the Health Data Exploration Project in January of 2015. Currently studying NanoEngineering at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.
Jaye Bea Smalley
PCORI
Engagement Officer
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Jaye Bea Smalley, MPA, is an Engagement Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She acts as a liaison between the Engagement and Science teams as active portfolio management is carried out. Smalley has a diverse background of public and private experience in the healthcare sector.
Matthew Kay
University of Washington
PhD Candidate
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Matthew Kay is a Ph.D. candidate studying Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science at the University of Washington. He is interested in how the communication of uncertainty (or lack of it) affects how people use and trust systems, including personal informatics systems.
Anna Young
MIT
Lecturer
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Anna Young is the co-founder of Pop Up Labs and MakerNurse, a nationwide initiative connecting inventive nurses with tools and resources to make solutions for better bedside care. Anna is also a Lecturer at the Little Devices Lab at MIT within the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science.
Sayali Phatak
Arizona State University
Graduate Research Associate
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Sayali Phatak is a doctoral student at Arizona State University. She is mainly interested in developing adaptive and individualized mHealth interventions (reducing sedentary behavior, increasing physical activity and health eating), from a preventive perspective. Sayali is also interested in exploring strategies to improve usability and acceptability of mHealth interventions, from the perspective of increasing value and decreasing burden from those technologies.

QS Labs

Davis Masten
Quantified Self Labs
Chairman, Advisory board
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I co-chair the Presidents' Circle of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. I also sit on a variety of boards. I help science and technology be relevant and in service to people.
Ernesto Ramirez
QS Labs
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Ernesto is the program director for QS Labs.
Steven Jonas
Quantified Self Labs
Senior Editor and Information Architect
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Steven has worked with Quantified Self Labs since 2014. Before that, he worked as a data analyst in energy efficiency. Has given talks at QS events on memory and stress.

Supporters

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Calit2 at UCSD and UC Irvine

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the CTO