Confirmed Speakers

Jeremy Ackerman

Emory University and Georgia Tech

Amos Adler

MEMOTEXT Corporation

Anoop Agrawal

Baylor College of Medicine

Marshall Allen


Julia Amann

University of Lucerne

Michael Amster MD

Founder and Director of Eduaction at Wellness for Doctors, Interventional Pain Specialist at NorthBay Healthcare

Michael Amster MD is an interventional pain specialist at the NorthBay Center for Pain Management in Fairfield, CA and is Founder and Education Director at Wellness for Doctors, an organization committed to helping physicians prevent burnout and thrive in their professional and personal lives.  Dr. Amster is a graduate of UC Irvine School of Medicine, and completed his Anesthesia-based Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa School of Medicine and residency at UC Davis School of Medicine.  He is board certified in Pain Medicine, Family Medicine, and Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Amster is a lifelong student of meditation and completed a 2-year meditation teacher certificate training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.  Dr. Amster is also a certified yoga teacher and qigong instructor, with advanced training and studies in China.  With the success of Wellness for Doctors, Dr. Amster is increasingly spending his professional time teaching rejuvenating CME wellness retreats in stunning locations, lecturing on physician wellness, and coaching physicians on optimizing their work life balance.  

Peter Antevy

Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc.

Peter Antevy

Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc.

Frank Antwerpes

CEO DocCheck AG

Matthew Argame

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Matthew Argame is a sophomore at California State University Long Beach.  As a pre-med student and ePatient, Matthew hopes to gain insight on what health care means on both the patient’s end and physician’s end. Matthew has been living with moderate hearing loss from very early on in his life, and only recently has he become equipped with hearing aids. Since then, Matthew has noticed many improvements in his life, and he hopes to share his insight as a young individual with a disability often stigmatized as a disability for the elderly.

Euan Ashley

Co-founder Personalis Inc, Stanford University

Raheel Ata

Stanford University

Benjamin Bahan

Gallaudet University

William Barker

William Tennent High School

Ayelet Baron


Ayelet is a futurist, strategist and keynote speaker who helps leaders build 21st century organizations. Her clients include large for profit organizations, start-ups and non-profits. She is a highly creative change agent driving bottom-line results. She speaks and writes regularly on the future of work, generations at work, social business and mindful leadership. Ayelet is a highly creative change agent who led, problem solved, disrupted and captained a moonshot or two in her corporate executive roles and consulting career. Her engagements focus on: - Using a proprietary readiness assessment to identify key opportunities and gaps to prepare your organization for the future of business. - Designing and implementing customized strategies to work virtually in a global, multi-generational work environment. - Building and executing plans to integrate technologies that drive employee and customer engagement in your business - Assessing your business goals and building thriving online communities. - Working with leaders at all levels of the organization on 21st century management practices, including how to drive innovation and creating human-centric organizations. ?Prior to Simplifying Work, Ayelet was the Chief Strategist, Cisco Canada and helped position Canada as the second largest revenue generating country for Cisco at $1.9B. She was also on the executive team of Cisco's Emerging Markets (covering Africa, Middle East, Latin America, CEE, Russia/CIS) and was the chief strategist for Cisco's $2B global mobile business. As a Cisco Leadership Fellow, she worked with 21 of the largest NGOs and developed a social networking handbook for social good and ICT for Healthcare. Ayelet was a strategy consultant working with Fortune 100 companies prior to Cisco. She launched her career working for one of Canada's leading market research companies and was responsible for the public opinion polling for The Globe and Mail. 

Barbara Barry

Mayo Clinic

Jay Baruch

Brown University

Hamsa Bastani

Stanford University

Geri Baumblatt

Executive Director of Patient Engagement, Emmi

Geri Lynn Baumblatt

Executive Director of Patient Engagement, Emmi Solutions

Geri Lynn Baumblatt

Emmi Solutions

Mohsen Bayati

Stanford University

Katherine Benjamin

Digital Health Consultant

Cassandra Bergero

Stanford Children's Health

Amy Berman

John A. Hartford Fdn.

Amy Berman is a Senior Program Officer with the John A. Hartford Foundation.  She heads the Foundation’s development and dissemination of innovative, cost-effective Models of Care that improve health outcomes for older adults.  Among these efforts, Ms. Berman is responsible for the Foundation’s work to advance palliative care led by Diane Meier and the Center to Advance Palliative Care.  She also directs a number of collaborations with federal partners including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Administration for Community Living.  Ms. Berman openly shares her experiences living with Stage IV breast cancer.  She has presented to the Institute on Medicine and has authored numerous pieces about her health care choices, palliative care and implications for patients, practice and policy.  Her piece in Health Affairs, Living Life In My Own Way—And Dying That Way As Well, was among the journal’s most read in 2012.  She has been featured in New York Times, Forbes, and on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show.  She blogs on the Hartford Foundation’s HealthAGEnda site ( and can be followed on Twitter as @jhartfound and @notesonnursing.  Prior to the Foundation, Ms. Berman served as Nursing Education Initiatives Director for the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing.  Among her responsibilities at New York University, Ms. Berman developed resources and programs to improve the geriatric expertise of nursing educators and clinicians.  She conducted a national survey on gerontological nursing content in baccalaureate programs cited in the Institute on Medicine’s report, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce.  Before joining New York University, Ms. Berman worked in home health care administration for twenty years with responsibility for quality improvement, health information technology, accreditation, and regulatory compliance.  She served as JCAHO coordinator and as accreditation consultant in performance improvement for a variety of health care institutions. Ms. Berman served on the New York State Department of Health's Emergency Preparedness Task Force and on the professional advisory boards of health care institutions in New York City. Ms. Berman is an appointed member of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's Consumer Workgroup, and was appointed to CMS’ Partnership for Patients Patient and Family Engagement Network and the Aging Task Force for Healthy People 2020.  She is a member of Academy Health, the Gerontological Society of America, and the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.Ms. Berman has been the recipient numerous honors for her advocacy on behalf of older adults and those facing serious illness.  She received the Presidential Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the President’s Award from the National League for Nursing for reshaping nursing education, and the Civitas Award from the American Academy of Nursing for her policy and advocacy efforts.  The international honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, established the Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nurse Leadership Award in 2012, which is awarded at their biennial meeting.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from New York University College of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science degree in health care administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Geriatric Scholar Certificate from the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers. 

Liza Bernstein

Stanford Medicine X ePatient Advisory Board

Robin Berzin

Parsley Health, Founder

Barbara Beskind

Tech Designer, IDEO

Beskind wanted to become an inventor but was told by her high school guidance counselor that women could not enroll in engineering courses. After a degree in home economics, she became an occupational therapist and served in the U.S. Army. She retired as a major after 44 years. Beskind has six patents for "inflatable devices that help children with balance issues."

Rishi Bhalerao


Nasir Bhatti

Johns Hopkins University

David Blaser


Director, Health InformaticsPatientsLikeMe

Charlie Blotner

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Jason Bobe

Executive Director, & Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai & Director, Sharing Lab

Kyra Bobinet

CEO, EngagedIN, Consulting Faculty, Stanford AIM Lab

Dr. Bobinet heads EngagedIN, a health and wellness behavior design firm.

Kyra Bobinet

CEO EngagedIn, Health Engagement Designer

Dr. Bobinet heads EngagedIN, a health and wellness behavior design firm.

Carol Bond

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University.

Dennis Boyle

General Partner, Health Wellness Practice, IDEO

Marc Braman


See the lead role in building a new medical specialty area: Lifestyle Medicine (  It is now established and on the playing field.  The next major missing element for building the future, rational, functional healthcare system is patient-designed and governed healthcare.  We are building this element now.Then is it a matter of designing the integration and functionalities for a comprehensive system that revolves around the patient and what is best for the patient.

Susan Brandzel

GroupHealth Research Inst.

Susan Brandzel, MPH, is a senior research project manager based at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, WA. She has over 22 years of public health research experience. She has helped design, execute and analyze epidemiologic and clinical trials research both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to project management, Ms. Brandzel has extensive experience facilitating key informat interviews and focus groups and analyzing qualitative data. Outside of the public health domain, Ms. Brandzel is also a freelance writer and regular contributor to the Bainbridge Island Magazine.

Tina Brock

Associate Dean, Global Health & Educational Innovations, UCSF

Lawrence Brooks


Darla Brown


Darla has worked in engineering and product roles for startups in Los Angeles for the past 2 decades, but in 2010 she went through cancer treatment. It was during her time as a patient that she was inspired to create Intake.Me, to help improve the healthcare system and empower other patients.

Siobhan Bulfin

CEO and Founder of Melon Health

Randy Burkert

Mission Health System

Mary Bush

Patient Co-Investigator

Christopher Campbell

Vice President and Managing Consultant for Healthcare and Security Risk , Redspin

Christopher Campbell

Director of Security and Compliance

Christopher is one of the leading cybersecurity experts in the U.S., serving as the Director of Security and Compliance at Agio, an international information security and services consulting firm headquartered in New York City. The healthcare division at Agio provides clients with expertise in security best practices, HITRUST, NIST SP-800, HIPAA, cloud computing, social engineering, vendor risk, New York DSRIP, security risk assessments, and global information security practices. He is based in Nashville, Tennessee.Christopher attended Mississippi State University where he earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and a HITRUST Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (CCSFP).

Michael Cantwell

Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Center

Dr. Cantwell is Board-Certified in Pediatrics with post-graduate training including Fellowships in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, a Masters in Public Health, and service with the CDC in Atlanta, GA.His holistic medicine credentials include Lead Physician at the Institute for Health and Healing Clinic in San Francisco, CA (1998-2013), current practice at Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Center in San Francisco, CA, and service on the first National Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the NIH in Bethesda, MD (1999-2003).He is the author of the multi-award winning book, Map of the Spirit: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spirit.     

Leigh Cappello

Business Innovation Factory

David Cerino


David is responsible for growing WiserCare. David comes to the company from Zynx Health, where he was the executive vice president and chief operating officer, with a focus on revenue and commercial operations. Zynx is a leader in the market for clinical decision support.Prior to Zynx, Cerino served as General Manager for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft Corporation. As general manager, he was responsible for leading the team's connected health strategy and for managing the products (Microsoft Amalga, Microsoft HealthVault and the Sentillion product line) that delivered their end-to-end value proposition. He also managed all worldwide marketing initiatives for the Health Solutions Group.Before focusing on healthcare, Cerino developed his skills as a sales, marketing and general management executive in other service industries. He was chief marketing and product officer at Farelogix Inc., where he led development and execution of global marketing and product strategy for the company's travel-industry technology. He also served as vice president and general manager at Orbitz LLC and led the corporate travel unit, Orbitz for Business. He has also held executive marketing positions at First USA Bank and DigitalWork Inc.Cerino holds an MBA from Florida Atlantic University, and a bachelor of science in mathematics and computer science from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He currently resides in the Seattle area with his wife, three children, three dogs and three horses.

Julie Cerrone

ePatient Scholar

I'm currently on long term disability from IT consulting with Deloitte Consulting. To fill my time, and keep my spirits up, I maintain my blog, chat with other patients, and am currently enrolled as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. My goal is to create a health coaching practice, for autoimmune patients, helping my clients live their best life possible! I'm unsure if I will be able to go back to my previous job once I am able, but I know that I will pursue something along the lines of IT and heathcare.

Steven Chan

UC Davis

Steven Chan (@StevenChanMD, is regarded as an accomplished top thinker in the intersection of healthcare, behavior, medicine, business, and technology. Steve not only reports on the latest technology trends as contributor to — a leading news site written by physicians for physicians on mobile health — but also develops cutting-edge research in the areas of asynchronous telepsychiatry, smartphones and mobile wearable devices for mental health, and applications for cultural psychiatry and underserved minority health. Steve's ideas, thoughts, and research have been featured in JAMA, Healthcare, and JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research). He has designed and developed interactive voice user interfaces at Microsoft. With the support of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Steve serves as current American Psychiatric Association (APA) & SAMHSA MFP Fellow to the APA Council of Communications and Workgroup on Mental Health & Psychiatric Apps. Dr. Chan draws from his extensive training at the University of California’s leading institutes — with computer science & engineering at UC Berkeley and informatics coursework at Stanford University; medical training at UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City; and business & healthcare administration at UC Irvine. As a current resident physician in psychiatry & behavioral sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine, Dr. Chan treats a variety of patients, including veterans, felons, and the homeless. Steve has an established reputation for business strategy and creativity. He has presented inspiring, well-researched talks at the national Health 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley, Institute for Psychiatric Services, the American Telemedicine Association, and for the California Healthcare Foundation Design-a-thon. Steve has also led winning collaborative teams at numerous health tech competitions, including the UC Berkeley-Genentech Hacking Health competition and the Health 2.0 San Francisco code-a-thon twice. Giving back is important to Steve. He currently volunteers as preceptor at a UC Davis free clinic for the medically underserved. He mentors over 200 students for the Edge Interns program, designed to empower undergraduates and graduate students from around the United States. He has also trained future physicians in topics ranging from organic chemistry to computer science to topics in psychopharmacology and cultural and linguistic diversity in medicine. He has made healthcare technology accessible to his local community as co-founder of Health 2.0 Sacramento. And, he volunteers as third-in-command at the Kraken Con semi-annual pop culture convention for families and fans.

Steven Chan

UC Davis

Steven Chan (@StevenChanMD, is regarded as an accomplished top thinker in the intersection of healthcare, behavior, medicine, business, and technology. Steve not only reports on the latest technology trends as contributor to — a leading news site written by physicians for physicians on mobile health — but also develops cutting-edge research in the areas of asynchronous telepsychiatry, smartphones and mobile wearable devices for mental health, and applications for cultural psychiatry and underserved minority health. Steve's ideas, thoughts, and research have been featured in JAMA, Healthcare, and JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research). He has designed and developed interactive voice user interfaces at Microsoft. With the support of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Steve serves as current American Psychiatric Association (APA) & SAMHSA MFP Fellow to the APA Council of Communications and Workgroup on Mental Health & Psychiatric Apps. Dr. Chan draws from his extensive training at the University of California’s leading institutes — with computer science & engineering at UC Berkeley and informatics coursework at Stanford University; medical training at UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City; and business & healthcare administration at UC Irvine. As a current resident physician in psychiatry & behavioral sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine, Dr. Chan treats a variety of patients, including veterans, felons, and the homeless. Steve has an established reputation for business strategy and creativity. He has presented inspiring, well-researched talks at the national Health 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley, Institute for Psychiatric Services, the American Telemedicine Association, and for the California Healthcare Foundation Design-a-thon. Steve has also led winning collaborative teams at numerous health tech competitions, including the UC Berkeley-Genentech Hacking Health competition and the Health 2.0 San Francisco code-a-thon twice. Giving back is important to Steve. He currently volunteers as preceptor at a UC Davis free clinic for the medically underserved. He mentors over 200 students for the Edge Interns program, designed to empower undergraduates and graduate students from around the United States. He has also trained future physicians in topics ranging from organic chemistry to computer science to topics in psychopharmacology and cultural and linguistic diversity in medicine. He has made healthcare technology accessible to his local community as co-founder of Health 2.0 Sacramento. And, he volunteers as third-in-command at the Kraken Con semi-annual pop culture convention for families and fans.

Yvonne Chan

Mount Sinai Hospital

Jonathan Chen

Stanford University

Lena Cheng

Doctor On Demand

George Chronis

Foresite Healthcare

Larry Chu

MD, MS, Executive Director, Medicine X

Kevin Clauson

Pharm.D., Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Lipscomb University

Michael Cohen

Michael H Cohen Law Group

David Cohn

Regroup Therapy

Barbara Coombs Lee

Compassion & Choices

Barbara Coombs Lee is president of Compassion & Choices, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit organization working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Previously, she had a 25-year career as a nurse and physician assistant, during which she often cared for terminally ill patients. She attended many patients who suffered through fruitless procedures and prolonged stays in intensive care. As an emergency room and intensive care nurse, she was obligated to perform many painful and pointless interventions on dying patients.Those unforgettable experiences drove her to pursue a career in law and health policy, and to devote her professional life to individual choice and empowerment in healthcare. As a private attorney, counsel to an Oregon State Senate committee and a managed-care executive, she has championed initiatives that allow individuals a full range of choices and much more agency in their healthcare decisions.Within the Oregon Senate Healthcare and Bioethics committee in 1991, Barbara assisted State Senator Frank Roberts in his advocacy for one of the first aid-in-dying laws in the nation. Unfortunately, the committee never approved the bill, and Roberts died of prostate cancer in 1993, suffering the kind of slow, painful death his bill sought to help people avoid.In 1994 Barbara co-authored and became one of three chief petitioners for the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. She served as spokesperson through two statewide campaigns and spent 10 years defending the nation’s first Death with Dignity law against attacks in both the judicial and legislative arenas.In 2008, Barbara was senior advisor for the Washington State Death with Dignity ballot initiative voters approved by an 18-point margin, whereupon Washington became the second state to permit aid in dying. In 2009, the Montana Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case brought by Compassion & Choices (Baxter v. Montana) it is not against the state’s public policy for a physician to provide aid in dying to a mentally competent, terminally ill adult. Compassion & Choices defeated bills in Montana that would have voided their Supreme Court ruling in 2011 and imprisoned doctors for providing aid in dying in 2013. Under her leadership Compassion successfully pushed the California End of Life Option Act in 2015.Barbara has been interviewed by all leading media outlets. She has testified before the U.S. Congress. She has spoken in hundreds of venues over the past twenty-five years. She is a seasoned traveler and tireless firebrand. She studied literature and nursing at Vassar College and Cornell University, and earned advanced degrees in law and medicine from the University of Washington and Lewis & Clark College. Barbara is a member of the Oregon State Bar.

Paul Costello

Chief Communications Officer, Stanford School of Medicine

Jamia Crockett

Medicine X Executive Board Member

Courtney Crooks

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Dr. Courtney Crooks is a Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute, and postdoctoral clinical psychology student with Emory Veterans Program. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Georgia (2002), in cognitive/experimental psychology, and a second Masters in Aeronautical Science, Aviation Human Factors, from Embry Riddle University (2009). She is currently completing postdoctoral training with Fielding Graduate University, to obtain a re-specialization in Clinical Psychology. She has worked directly with a broad patient base in the military and civilian behavioral health settings, providing services and outreach, and has acquired in-depth knowledge of emerging research in related areas including post-traumatic stress, behavioral sleep medicine, mindfulness, and deployment related issues. Currently a Navy Reservist, she previously served five years on Active Duty as a Naval Aerospace Experimental Psychologist, a specialty which includes aeromedical and flight training. She has extensive professional experience in project management, human systems integration, human subjects research protections, engineering psychology and multiple areas falling under the behavioral sciences including behavioral health and biopsychology.

Donna Cryer

CEO of Cryerhealth, Chair of American Liver Foundation

As a blogger (DCpatient), a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, chair of the board of the American Liver Foundation, and CEO of CryerHealth, I communicate virtually and in-person with thousands of patients, patient advocates, and providers in disease states I am personally living with—ulcerative colitis, liver transplantation, infertility, autoimmune manifestations (arthritis, eczema)—and those I advise—cancer, kidney disease, chronic wounds. I have been recognized by the FDA, ONC, and patient associations as a leader on the e-patient space and take that role and commitment seriously to elevate the voice and perspective of patients throughout healthcare. I want to immerse myself in innovative thinking and innovative people who are committed to transforming the role of patients in health and health care by changing thoughts, attitudes, technology, design, and systems. I want to learn about new approaches and new solutions to challenges of patients, caregivers, and providers sharing with the many organizations and emerging companies with whom I interact. Of particular interest are strategies to encourage physician and health system adoption of new technologies and ways to link patient generated data and technologies to EMRs and the health system work stream. Each one of us can use our own self-care and educate our own physicians to create a ripple effect that changes the entire system. Consider how may providers and practices a complex patient interacts with. These are all opportunities to reform the system. By organizing your information and translating your story, you can redefine the patient-provider relationship. I’m interested in focusing on the solutions to health care problems, and this starts by thinking globally and acting locally.

Anne Marie Cunningham

Institute of Medical Education, Cardiff University

Dr Anne Marie Cunnningham is a GP in South Wales and academic lead for eLearning in the Institute of Medical Education in Cardiff University. In the past eight years she has been exploring the potential of social media and networks for her own professional development is a prolific tweeter and blogger. Her blog addresses many of the areas around privacy, identity and boundaries that social media usage raises for health professionals. She aims to approach new technologies with enthusiasm and curiosity, balanced with a healthy dose of scepticism, and above all, a commitment to share her learning.​

Kristen Daly

University of Colorado

Alison Darcy

Research Instructor, Stanford School of Medicine

Naranbaatar Dashdorj

Onom Foundation

Dr. Naranbaatar Dashdorj (ND) is a Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board at the Onom Foundation. ND hails from very humble beginnings. He was born and raised at the southwestern outskirt of Mongolia known as Gobi-Altay province, where the Altay Mountains border with the bare rock covered desert basins of the Gobi. Because of the unique upbringing, ND has a profound commitment for making a tangible difference in lives of fellow Mongols. At the same time, he strongly believes that entrepreneurship is the best vehicle for making a difference. He started his first successful venture in college, from which he earned enough money to pay for expenses of graduate education in the United States. After completing his graduate studies, ND ventured back into entrepreneurship in 2008, experimenting a model of subsidizing philanthropic actions by a certain percentage of equity and profits of a for-profit company. In parallel with entrepreneurial activities, ND pushed the frontiers in scientific arena using ultrafast optical spectroscopy and time-resolved x-ray imaging techniques at the leading scientific institutions including the US National Institutes of Health and Argonne National Laboratory. In fact, ND became a faculty member at the Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest and oldest national laboratories for science and engineering research in 2010. He published nearly 20 original manuscripts in prominent, peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. These articles are widely referred in scientific literature. In addition, he designed and built several state-of-the-art experimental systems that was used to discover functional kinetics and dynamics in proteins at an unprecedented level. Despite his successes in scientific research, he gave up his academic career in 2013 to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams since he truly believed that he can make a tangible difference via entrepreneurship. He obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from Purdue University in 2006 and Master of Science in Management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2014.

Heather Davidson

Vanderbilt University

Sarah Davis

University of Wisconsin

Sarah Davis is Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of the interdisciplinary Center for Patient Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin where she teaches about patient advocacy, health and public health law. Areas of interest include health professionals' patient advocacy roles, engaging patients in quality improvement and policymaking, building professionals' resiliency skills, and medical and legal curriculum transformation.Ms. Davis erves as co-director of the UW-Madison JD-MPH dual degree program and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faculty Fellow in the Future of Public Health Law Program (2014-15) and s.As a RWJF faculty fellow, Professor Davis piloted a practice-based elearning course to complement public health law externships in local and remote locations. Her current scholarship includes engaging stakeholders and developing partners in mental health and primary care integration research, and disseminating toolkits regarding engaging patients in team-based quality improvement efforts.Publications include: "Engaging patients at the front lines of primary care redesign: operational lessons for an effective program." Jt Comm J Qual Saf 2014;40(12), "The Affordable Care Act's Plan for Consumer Assistance With Insurance Moves States Forward But Remains A Work In Progress" Health Affairs, 32, no.2 (2013): 347-356, and "Is There an Advocate in the House?: Professionalism from the Patient's Perspective." In DeAngelis, D. (ed.) Professionalism in Patient Care, Oxford University Press: New York.The Center for Patient Partnerships, an interdisciplinary center of the Schools of Law, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing and Pharmacy, offers experiential patient advocacy education to students from those disciplines and others. The curriculum focuses on health advocacy, patient-centered care, and health systems change, offering a 12-credit certificate in Consumer Health Advocacy. The Center also infuses patients' voices into health systems reform, offering a critical link to health consumers' experiences. Learn more at

Nick Dawson

Medicine X Executive Board Member

Vivian de Ruijter

Stanford University

Dave deBronkart

ePatient Leader

Dave is known online as “e-Patient Dave,” is a leading spokesperson for the e-Patient movement.

Patricia Deegan

Pat Deegan PhD & Assoc.

Tom Delbanco

Harvard Medical School

George Dellal

Cincinnati Children's Hosp.

Dogan Demir

Kinesis Studio

Prior to joining Kinesis Studio, Dogan worked as a Research Assistant at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Scientific Computing Institute at University of Utah. He has peer-reviewed and cited publications in engineering and medical journals of his research in scientific visualization, high-performance computing and tumor tracking.Dogan earned Associate degree in Mathematics, Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and Master's degree in Computer Science.

Alex Djuricich

Indiana University

Andrea Downing

Founder, Brave Bosom

Alexandra Drane

Co-founder, Eliza Corporation

Alexandra Drane is a co-founder, chief visionary officer and chair of the board at Eliza Corporation, the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management.

Matthew Dudley

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Dan Duffy

The Half Fund

Aytac Durmaz

Durmaz Teknoloji

I'm an electrical and electronics engineer graduated in 2007 from Bilkent University with full scholarship. After I have completed my MS degree in 2010 from Bogazici University Biomedical Institute, I have started my own start-up. My start-up company "Durmaz Technology" has been founded in 2011. We are dealing with developing x-ray systems both on medical and industrial sides. Our goal is to design more reliable, low dose, high quality x-ray systems, with advanced image processing and decision algorithms. We have currently 3 patent requests, and several articles about the work we have done. I'm currently a PhD student at Bogazici University Biomedical Engineering Department, currently working on developing new x-ray systems and technologies. Our startup, Durmaz Technology with D-Tech & DDRLine brands, was founded in 2010. In this short period of time, due to successful administration and partnerships, we have won several national funds and state grants. By these financial supports we have accomplished medical and industrial x-ray imaging devices. As an outcome at the moment our R&D budget is over a million dollar. On the medical side, we have developed a Portable Dental X-Ray system with very low radiation dosage, and a multiple energy direct x-ray system which provides very detailed anatomical information about the human mouth. Our industrial x-ray device automatically detects and classifies variety of errors and defects (welding, connections, layer shifting etc.) in real time. During my career I have visited USA several times. First one was in 2005 for a 3 months internship in NYC. I have dealt with construction projects. In 2009 I work as a part of a medical project (which also happens to my master thesis) in NIH Heart & Lung Institute (NHLBI).  Other than the X-Ray R&D we have started on a large education project. An education campus around 17.000 m2 close area on a 32.000 m2 land, including several buildings, conference center & sports center. Hopefully it will be ready for the next education semester (2015-2016). In 2014 I have won a grant for "best start-up entrepreneurship" from TUBITAK,  “Scientific And Technological Research Council Of Turkey”. 

Mette Dyhrberg

Co-founder, Mymee

Co-Founder & CEO of Mymee Mette Dyhrberg is a serial entrepreneur with a Masters in Economics from Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences and certified holistic health and nutrition coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. In her twenties she went from top grades to unable to read a book, from working as a model to being overweight and medicated like an elderly person. With a constantly changing and ever expanding array of different diagnoses she was unsatisfied with the approach applied in health care. To try to find patterns and gain insights to help her self she started tracking her own condition and co-founded Mymee.

Bari Dzomba

Doctoral Candidate, Research Data Warehouse Program Director

Doug Eby

Vice President of Medical Services, Southcentral Foundation

Danielle Edges

Medicine X ePatient Delegate

Stanford MedicineX epatient delegate 2015. Mom to two daughters, Alexandra and Aria, ages 7 and 6. Alexandra was born with Heterotaxy Syndrome, Complex Congenital Heart Defects, and Abernethy Malformation. Alexandra has undergone 5 heart surgeries and an abdominal surgery all before the age of 4. Passionate about advocacy for medically complex children, and the parents/caregivers that care for these children. Tweets, blogs, Facebook's her story daily. Not only is her story about her medically complex daughter, it is also about her journey as a Mother and how she deals with the ins and outs of the medical system. 

Shaundra Eichstadt

Grand Rounds

Helmy Eltoukhy

Guardant Health

John Englehart

Hospital for Special Surgery

Marie Ennis O'Connor

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Mike Evans

Director of the Health Design Lab, St. Michael's Hospital

Conor Farrington

University of Cambridge

Bonnie Feldman

Dr. Bonnie 360

Bruce Feldstein

Stanford Health Care

Allison Ferlito

ePatient Scholar 2015; junior member, ePatient advisory panel 2016

I run, a website dedicated to diabetes advocacy and healthcare engagement.  My fulltime job involves working with Veterans.  I recently completed my Master of Science in healthcare administration and management, and I look forward to all of the good things to come in healthcare!

Skip Fleshman

Asset Management Ventures

 Skip Fleshman is a Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures (“AMV”). AMV is a Palo Alto based, early-stage venture capital firm that was founded in 1965. They focus on investing in digital health, therapeutics, mobile and data analytics companies. Skip was an officer in the United States Air Force where he first served as a fighter pilot flying the F-16. He founded and served as COO of BGI which develops software for flight simulators and training solutions for the aviation industry. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Skip was a Sloan Fellow and received an M.S. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Skip is an advisor to Stanford’s StartX, Rock Health and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is actively investing in startups focused on digital health, mobile and big data and his current investments include: HealthTap, Reify Health, The Activity Exchange, Benefitter, Lark, Morpheus Medical, Welkin Health, Ooma, Skybox Imaging, Kii, LiquidM, RallyPoint and Icon Aircraft

Julie Flygare

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Julie Flygare, JD, is the founder of Project Sleep, a leading narcolepsy spokesperson, author, runner and blogger diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2007. She received her B.A. from Brown University in 2005 and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2009. In 2012, Julie published “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy,” which won the First Prize Biography/Autobiography Award at the San Francisco Book Festival 2013.Julie has spoken about narcolepsy to scientific researchers, doctors, nurses, college and medical school students, NIH, FDA and CDC representatives. Her story has been featured by Marie Claire, the Doctors Show, ABC, NBC, Psychology Today, Huffington Post and the Discovery Channel. She is the creator of the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE international awareness campaign and first-ever scholarship program for students with narcolepsy. Julie currently works as a writer at City of Hope in Los Angeles, CA. In her free time, she is training for a marathon, speaking across the country and managing Project Sleep, her dream job.

Susannah Fox

CTO, U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

Joshua Franks

Southcentral Fndn.

Joshua Franks is the manager of development for Southcentral Foundation (SCF). Joshua is an SCF customer-owner and Tribal member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.Joshua has been with SCF since 2003. He manages planning, development, and maintenance of SCF’s comprehensive private- and public-sector fund-raising program. He develops and maintains relationships with private, state, and federal funding agencies for SCF, and advises SCF leadership on grant prioritization.He is a co-creator and co-facilitator of SCF’s Alaska Native Men’s Wellness, a program dedicated to raising awareness of Native American men’s health and wellness.Joshua holds an associate’s degree in general studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is currently enrolled in an accelerated B.B.A. and management/M.B.A. program at Alaska Pacific University, in Anchorage, Alaska.Joshua presents nationally and internationally on SCF’s corporate overview, fundraising efforts, and the relationship-based Nuka System of Care.

Michael Fratkin


Father, husband, brother, son, and palliative care physician, Dr. Fratkin is dedicated to the well being of his community. He has made his home and built his family in rural Northern California.  He has served his community as a foot soldier and a transformative voice for improving the experience of people facing the end of life. Dr. Fratkin has created ResolutionCare to bring capable and compassionate care to everyone, everywhere as they approach the completion of life. ResolutionCare innovates with technology and new models of value–driven incentives to bring greater quality of living to people with serious illness long before they are ready for hospice. The ResolutionCare team uses technology to restore tradition care in the home, to share expertise openly, and to empower people to plot their own course on their own terms.

Robert Fredericks

Endocrine Associates

Born 1949 Eugene OR and raised Ventura CAAtteneded University of California at Santa Barbara degree in Cellular and Organismal BiologyMD from University of Southern CaliforniaDeveloped the Discipline of Structural Ecology and General Theory of Metabolism

Diana Freed

Cornell University

Mark Freeman

ePatient Scholar

I struggled with OCD, depression and related anxiety and addiction issues for more than a decade before finding my way to recovery. I now focus on helping others find their own path to mental health and wellbeing. I co-founded the Everybody has a Brain online mental health community, which uses art, video, and personal stories to promote a proactive, preventative approach to maintaining and improving mental health. I also write books, create how-to videos that support people through the process of recovery, and facilitate mindfulness training workshops. I have worked as a design thinking workshop facilitator for over five years and much of the tools I develop for making complex health changes are adapted from the same tools that help organizations make complex changes.  I’m passionate about shifting the prevailing view of mental health care from an illness-first approach, to a health-first approach that recognizes everybody has a brain, so everybody has varying levels of mental health that are affected by the decisions we make every day.

Stephen Friend

Sage Bionetworks

Gilles Frydman

Medicine X Executive Board Member

Gilles is a pioneer of medical online communities.

Terry Fulmer

The John A. Hartford Foundation

Lisa Gable

PepsiCo, Inc.

Shiv Gaglani

Co-founder of Osmosis; Editor at Medgadget

Shiv Gaglani is an MD/MBA candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Harvard Business School. In addition to curating the Smartphone Physical (, he also contributes regularly to CardioSource World News and Emergency Physicians Monthly. He is interested in developing scalable, tech-based solutions for medicine and education; to this end he is the co-founder of the medical education tech start-up, Osmosis ( 

Breck Gamel

ePatient Scholar

Malay Gandhi

Managing Director, Rock Health

Nupur Garg

Co-founder, Women's Global Health Network

Perry Gee

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Idaho State University

Perry Gee

Dignity Health

Perry Gee has been a registered nurse for 30 years and has PhD in Nursing Science and Health-care Leadership with an emphasis in consumer health informatics from the University of California, Davis. Perry has a medical surgical, critical care, flight and home care nursing clinical background as well as over 15 years’ experience as a Clinical Informatics Specialist and educator. His health informatics experience includes work in both acute care and ambulatory care environments. Perry is currently a Nurse Scientist for Dignity Health with a focus on research involving patient engagement. His current research interests are in the area of diabetes self-management support, consumer health informatics, e-patients, eHealth, on-line health communities, personal health records, and the use of health technologies for chronic illness self-management support. Perry is also adjunct faculty at the University of California, Davis and the University of Kansas.

Richard Gengler

Prevail Health Solutions

Jocelyn George

William Tennent High School

Eliza Gibson

Omada Health

Risha Gidwani

Stanford University

Alan Glaseroff

Co-founder, Stanford Coordinated Care Clinic

Dr. Alan Glaseroff is Co-Director of Stanford Coordinated Care, a service for patients with complex chronic illness. Dr. Glaseroff, a member of the Innovation Brain Trust for the UniteHERE Health, currently serves as faculty for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s “Better Care, Lower Cost” collaborative and serves as a a Clinical Advisor to the PBGH “Intensive Outpatient Care Program” CMMI Innovation Grant that completes in June 2015.

Michael Golway

CEO, Advanced Solutions

Kelly Grindrod

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy

Lisa Gualtieri

Tufts University

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 certificate program in Digital Health Communication and teaches courses on Online Consumer Health, Social Media and Health, Mobile Health Design, and Digital Strategies for Health Communication. Dr Gualtieri’s research focuses on patient activism and on the use of social media for participant recruitment in clinical trials. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Gualtieri is an advisory committee member of the FDA. Dr. Gualtieri earned a PhD in computer sciencefrom Harvard University. She blogs at and tweets at @lisagualtieri.

Joseph Gulfo

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dr. Joseph Gulfo is the Executive Director of the Rothman Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he established the Initiative for Patient Centered Innovation. He has more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. In 2012, he received the American Business Awards’ Maverick of the Year Award and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. He teaches graduate cancer biology. Prior to this, he served as President & CEO of MELA Sciences (2004-2013) and was Chairman of the Board (2011-2013). He recently testified in front of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on "Connecting Patients to New and Potential Life Saving Treatments” and his work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, US News & World Report, and other national publications. He is a regular contributor to The Hill. His latest book, The Care Quotient: Transforming Business Through People will be released on September 13, 2016 and is available for pre-order.

Cary Gunn


Paul Haidet

M.D., M.P.H., Penn State Hershey Internal Medicine

Stuart Haines

Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, University of Maryland

Justin Halls

M.P.H., Tulane University

I am a 31 year old medical student and ex-high school teacher. I assisted in the development and founding of a high school in New Orleans, Louisiana called "Sci Academy", which has since grown into a successful charter school network that specializes in sending financially disadvantaged and underrepresented minority students to college.  As a 2005 Teach for America corps member in New Orleans, my home was flooded so teaching was delayed. In the wake of Katrina I was asked to manage a disaster recovery center for FEMA. From that experience I learned about the importance of cultural competency in data acquisition, warehousing, and analysis. Other life experiences include travel to Europe, India, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. Much of this travel is centered around mountaineering, which is my favorite sport and hobby. My most significant peak thus far is probably Denali in Alaska. I am a dual citizen of the United States and Canada and I've lived in 7 states, but my 'home' is New Orleans and that will probably never change, wherever I end up living. 

Bernard Harris

Vesalius Ventures

Bahar Hashemi

Stanford University

Mark Heitner

Joanne Helppie

WNC Family Medical Center

Joanne E. Helppie, M.D. founded Aging Projects Inc 2009. The community needed access to information and resources that would allow people to age in their own homes. This website also allows their distant family members to help their loved ones remain in their own homes. 1983 M.D. - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1987, 2001, 2012; Board Certified in Geriatrics 1992, 2002, 2012; Practicing in Hendersonville, North Carolina, since 1987.

Beth Herlin

Involution Studios

Matt Holman

Cambia Grove Innovation Hub

Matt leverages broad experience working across healthcare sectors to identify, create, and strengthen meaningful partnerships and interactions between Cambia’s Direct Health Solutions companies and their target customers. Based out of Cambia’s Seattle office, Matt also serves as Deputy Director of the Cambia Grove innovation hub. Prior to joining Cambia, Matt spent over a decade in management consulting, where he provided insight and analysis to shape transformative strategies and transactions for some of the largest organizations in nearly every sector of healthcare, including major payers, providers, pharma/biotech/medtech companies, and global health organizations. Much of Matt’s work focused on strategies to enable healthcare organizations to become more sustainable and consumer-centric as they navigated health reform, rising cost pressures, and an uncertain future, including development of value-based care approaches, retail/exchange capabilities, government programs (Medicare/Medicaid) strategies, and diversification as new pathways to growth.  Matt earned his MBA and MPH degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. An avid outdoorsman, Matt is also a founding board member of Tiny Trees, an innovative outdoor preschool startup that is seeking to provide a scalable early education alternative by using city and state parks as classrooms.

Caitlin Hubmaster

William Tennent High School

Cédric Hutchings

CEO at Withings

Meghan Izak

William Tennent High School

Felix Jackson

Founder, medDigital

Britt Johnson

Medicine X Board Member

Britt Johnson

Med X Board Member

Britt Johnson chronicles the absurdity of living with chronic disease through her blog and related social media platforms, “The Hurt Blogger.” She is a writer sharing honest experiences of life with chronic pain and illness while always looking for the humor in life. She works as a consultant with a wide range of health groups to ensure patient input is being incorporated to better shape the future of health care. Having lived with autoimmune arthritis since age seven, she aims to change the perception of ‘arthritis’ while challenging what is possible by training for her childhood dream of climbing Denali (Mt. McKinley). Having lived in Texas, Alaska, and Montana, she currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and one very stubborn cat, and works for Stanford Medicine X as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Follow her on Twitter: @HurtBlogger.

Dave Johnson

4sight Health

Dianne Johnson

Patient Investigator, SIMBA

Matthew Jordan

Artefact Group

Eran Kabakov


Eran Kabakov is a physical therapist with 25 years of experience spanning various clinical settings with a focus on orthopedic sports rehabilitation. A serial entrepreneur, Eran has been developing technology solutions to optimize communications between healthcare providers and patients. Over the past 15 years he has brought to market four digital health solutions. He is currently a co-founder and CEO of Docola, a patient education platform. 

Roheet Kakaday

Medical Student, OHSU

Lucy Kalanithi

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Stuart Karten

Karten Design

Marc Katz

Bon Secours Health System

Chief Medical Officer of the Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute

Mark Kay

Stanford University

Steven Keating

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Joanne Kenen

Health Care Editor, POLITICO

Umair Khan

Vice President of Product Management, Accolade

Dhruv Khullar

M.D., M.P.P, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P is a resident in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital with interests in health policy, bioethics, and journalism. He recently interned at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) focusing on Affordable Care Act implementation, and served as a fellow at Social Finance exploring the potential for social impact bonds to fund diabetes prevention and management. Khullar graduated with honors from Yale University (B.A. in Biology), and earned his medical degree (M.D.) at the Yale School of Medicine. He also received a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P) from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. His work has recently been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), New York Times, The Atlantic, USA Today, Slate, and Politico.

Juliann Koenig

Geisingner Health System and GenomeConnect

Andreas Kogelnik

Director/Open Medicine Institute

Nelya Koteyko

Queen Mary Uni. of London

Emily Kramer-Golinkoff

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Steve Krein

Startup Health

Thomas Krohn


Bon Ku

Thomas Jefferson University

Sarah E. Kucharski

Medicine X Executive Board Member

Sarah Kugler Powers

The Exception and The Rule

Sarah Kugler Powers is the author of The Exception and The Rule (Lucky Bat Books, 2015), a detailed account of her cancer treatment. Her story spans a three-year period and includes content derived from Sarah’s meticulous and detailed records. Sarah Kugler Powers takes the reader through her personal experience with cancer and affords the reader the opportunity to experience first-hand what it truly is to be stage IV. Sarah Kugler Powers is an accomplished academic scholar, holding multiple degrees in sociology, political science, and economics. In 2008, Sarah was awarded one of two academic research positions to begin working with the international economic consulting firm, Public and Corporate Economic Consultants at the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2009, Sarah returned to the United States where she took a position with the international business management consultancy firm, Turner & Townsend. In 2011, Sarah began her legal studies at the University of Connecticut School of Law and was diagnosed with stage IV cancer shortly after. In December 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Sarah Kugler Powers was diagnosed with high-risk advanced unfavorable stageIVBX Hodgkin lymphoma, which was refractory to front-line ABVD chemotherapy. The aggressiveness of Sarah’s cancer required implementing the highly toxic German chemotherapy regimen escalated BEACOPP, as well as a third high dose chemotherapy regimen. On September 3rd, 2012, Sarah received a bone marrow transplant at Stanford Medical Center, followed by a high-dose targeted radiation treatment plan. Following her cancer treatment in 2013, Sarah continued her legal education at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. Shortly after beginning at the Dedman School of Law, Sarah joined the prominent Texas law firm Prospere & Russell, a private criminal defense firm.

Viji Kurup

Yale University

Viji Kurup MBBS, MD is Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Yale. Viji completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Yale and continued there with a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. She has been faculty in the department since 2005 where she has developed a career as a medical educator. She is currently Director of Departmental Education and the Course director for the Anesthesia Resident Simulations.Viji's research interests include integration of technology in teaching and patient care, global health, social media integration in resident education and looking at educational outcomes using these tools. She has established the Yale Anesthesia Media Lab in the department of Anesthesiology at Yale, devoted to creating multimedia learning objects (  She enjoys teaching and has been awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership for the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine in 2008 and 2012. She is an active member of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) (Outreach and Developing world).She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters related to teaching the millennial generation and using technology in resident education. She is also active in the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists and is currently the President of the Association.

April Kyle

Vice President of Behavioral Services, Southcentral Foundation.

April Kyle, of Athabascan descent and a CIRI shareholder, joined SCF in 2003 as the SCF Human Resources Manager of Employment and Recruitment. Kyle was recently promoted to vice president of the behavior services division. A Montana State University at Bozeman graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Kyle rose through the years to become the human resources director.  She has a certification in the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program from the Alaska Pacific University.

Rear Admiral David Lane

Director, National Capital Region Medical Directorate, Defense Health Agency

Aleida Lanza


Aleida has over twenty years of litigation and trial support experience in State and Federal jurisdictions, including secure database management of complex business and mass tort litigation, electronic discovery, data collection, and network development.  She has developed customized software solutions to various law firms seeking intuitive digital compliance with complex rules of procedure.  She was e-filing in Federal Court when PACER was first available in DOS.  As Co-Founder of Autism-U, her goal is to improve the treatment ratio for autism and its primary therapy, and promote education of parents and trained professionals by providing a seamless collaborative behavioral health management.  She has introduced crowdsourced research and DIY individualized treatment in the applied science to inspire inherently deep meaningful use across IoT.  Innovation changes every day, but the rules governing behavior do not, providing for the first true baseline program upon which all mHealth apps may operate to maximize best outcomes.  Aleida likes to travel, and volunteer.

Margaret Laws

California HealthCare Foundation

Frank Lee

Johns Hopkins

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Joyce Lee

Associate Professor, University of Michigan

Dana Lewis


Dana Lewis created and moderates the internationally-recognized #hcsm (health care communications and social media) conversation and community on Twitter. She is also the manager of digital marketing and internal communications for Swedish (in Seattle, Washington), where she implements social and digital health strategies across the organization both internally with employees and externally to connect with patients and improve the patient experience. She is passionate about using technology to facilitate conversations and collaboration to benefit our communities and improve health care. She frequently speaks, writes, and teaches on topics related to the implementation and utilization of social media across health care.

Dana Lewis

ePatient; Manager, Digital Marketing & Internal Communications

Resa E. Lewiss

University of Colorado

Xiaolong Li

Stanford University

Xiaolong Li is currently a 3rd year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Xiaolong grew up in St. Louis on a steady diet of Cardinals baseball and toasted ravioli. He currently lives in the Bay Area.

Steven Lindley

Stanford University

Ann Lindsay

Co-Director, Stanford Coordinated Care

Michelle Litchman

Wasatch Internal Medicine

I am working in a private practice as a family nurse practitioner specializing in diabetes care in adult and geriatric populations. My research examines peer health in the diabetes online community.

Michelle Litchman

University of Utah College of Nursing

Garrett Locketz

Stanford University

Brian Loew

CEO, Inspire

Howard Look

President and CEO, Tidepool

Gabriel Lopez

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Naomi Low-Beer

Vice Dean of Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Downing Lu

Chief Quality Officer at National Capital Region Medical Directorate

Emily Lu


Timothy Mackey

Assistant Professor/UC San Diego - School of Medicine

Timothy Ken Mackey is the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute ( and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Director for the UC San Diego MAS Program in Health Policy & Law. He earned his BA in Political Science-International Relations from the UC San Diego, a Masters Degree from UC San Diego MAS Program in Health Policy & Law, and his PhD in the Joint Global Public Health program with UC San Diego and San Diego State University. He has also completed an Executive Course in Global Health Diplomacy at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.  His work focuses on a broad array of multidisciplinary topics in domestic and global public health research. This includes cross-cutting research in disciplines of public health, medicine, international relations, public policy, law, technology, economics and intellectual property, technology environmental health, eHealth, crime, and global governance. He has extensive professional working experience in the private sector and has worked for the World Health Organization and the US Department of State among others.

Maulik Majmudar

Massachusetts General Hospital

Ajay Major

Medical Student

Meg Maley

Can Surround

Twenty-seven of Meg’s twenty-eight year health care career has been devoted to improving the lives of people living with cancer. She has founded, owned, operated and sold oncology health care companies. Currently, Meg is serving as the CEO of the start-up CanSurround PBC. CanSurround is an exceptionally personalized, innovative web and mobile experience for individuals living with cancer.

Philip Malouf, MD, FAAP

Touro University

Born and raised in California, I went to college and medical school at University of California, San Diego before training in Pediatrics at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.  After my chief residency at CHLA, I joined the faculty at Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine where I have been involved in the primary care of children as well as teaching medical students from matriculation to graduation.  At TUCCOM, I serve as Director of Distance Learning and Co-director of the Pediatrics clerkship.     

Aaron Martin

Providence St. Joseph Health; Providence Ventures

Simon Mawer

LLB, GCLP, The Risk Authority

Simon is a lawyer, decision analyst and design thinker. He currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Risk Management for The Risk Authority Stanford (TRA) and Program Manager of Risk Management Loss Controls and Education for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. He is Project Lead for the Innovence Lab, where he works with frontline healthcare teams on solving complex patient safety challenges using the tools of human-centered design. He is also Lead Facilitator in TRA’s DARTS Program, where he assists healthcare organizations make robust, high quality litigation strategy and reserving decisions. Prior to joining The Risk Authority Stanford, Simon practiced as a Solicitor in commercial litigation and medical malpractice in Australia. He received his Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Simon has also received his Certificate in Strategic Decisions and Risk Management from Stanford University in 2014.

Brian Mayrsohn

Brian Mayrsohn, MS, is a 3rd year medical student at UCF College of Medicine passionate about developing scalable, tech-based solutions for medicine. He received his Masters in Nutrition Science from Columbia University and his B.A. in Medicine Health & Society from Vanderbilt University. His current medical research evaluates health games’ effectiveness in driving behavior change. He is co-author of three chapters on mobile health gaming in mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier (HIMSS Books, 2014). He is co-founder and CEO of MotiveAte, a Health IT company focused on developing smart phone apps to improve the health of the community. He is also a Scout for the Startup Health Academy, a startup incubator in NYC. As a clinician he plans to utilize sensors, health games, and mobile technology to tailor medicine to his patients. 

Michael McConnell

Stanford University

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Marilyn McEntyre

UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

After many years of teaching literature, writing, and medical humanities to undergraduates and leading workshops on poetry in medicine, Marilyn is now part-time professor of medical humanities at the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program, She leads writing workshops, and lectures widely on writing and healing, approaches to life narratives, and writing, spirituality, and health.  She is a hospice volunteer.  Her book Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies explores strategies of language stewardship. Other recent books include  A Faithful Farewell and A Long Letting Go -- reflections for people who are dying and for their caregivers.  A new book, Word by Word, will be out later this year.  

Brian McGowan

PhD, Chief Learning Officer & Co-Founder, ArcheMedX, Inc.

Jorge Mena

UCSF School of Medicine

Born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. B.S in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014 M.D Candidate UCSF School of Medicine Class of 2019

Bertalan Meskó


Bertalan is a medical futurist, author, and lecturer.

Matthew Might

Physician, University of Utah

Matt Might is passionate about patient-driven precision medicine, accelerating drug development in rare disease and bending the cost curve in medical research with computation and social media.  He is an active advisor to the newly established Undiagnosed Disease Network Coordinating Center at Harvard University, and he is a working group member for the President's large-cohort precision medicine initiative.Dr. Might is also the father of the first patient ever discovered with a novel ultra-rare disorder, N-glycanase (NGLY1) deficiency.  Diagnosed via exome sequencing in 2012, NGLY1 deficiency is estimated to have an incidence of roughly 1 in 5 million live births.After being told it would take years or even decades to discover a second case, Dr. Might applied his expertise as a professor in computer science to find more cases through social media.  It took two months to find the second case. In parallel, Dr. Might launched a collaboration with glycobiologist Dr. Hudson Freeze to understand and ultimately treat the disorder.Two and a half years and 25 confirmed cases later, what began with one child and one research lab has become a patient-driven precision medicine research network spanning the globe. The network is dedicated to understanding, treating and curing the disorder.  Several potential treatments are now being tested and nearing clinical trials.Outside of medicine, Dr. Might runs a successful research lab in cybersecurity and scientific computing, conducting research for DARPA, the National Nuclear Security Administration and the National Science Foundation.  Credited with breakthroughs in automated program analysis and machine understanding of language, in 2014, Dr. Might received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and was named one of six Presidential Scholars at the University of Utah.Seth Mnookin chronicled the family's journey to a diagnosis, their use of social media to find patients and the establishment of the patient-driven research network in The New Yorker. 

John Miles

Health & Parenting

BJ Miller

Zen Hospice Project

Adam Miner

Stanford University

Robert Mittendorff

Vice President, Norwest Venture Partners

With more than a decade of operational and medical experience, Robert focuses on investing capital in venture and growth opportunities in the healthcare sector at Norwest Venture Partners. Prior to NVP, he was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Hansen Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: HNSN). Prior to Hansen Medical, Robert worked in the device, pharmaceutical and biotech industries with experience at a number of companies, working in strategic, business development and marketing capacities. Robert is also a board certified emergency physician who completed his residency training at Stanford. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He received his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Erin Moore

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Nancy Morioka-Douglas

Stanford University

David Moss

People Power Company

Simone Mozzilli


Here  🙂

Martin Naley

Founder & Chief Strategy Office, Cure Forward

Upali Nanda

HKS Architects

 Dr. Upali Nanda is Director of Research for HKS, responsible for spearheading and implementing research projects globally. She also serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit Center for Advanced Design Research and Education. She is a member of the Associate Collegiate of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) Advisory Council, the AIA Research Advisory, EDRA CORE and the AAH research council. Her doctoral work on “Sensthetics” has been published as a book available on, and she has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and main stream media. In 2015 Dr. Nanda was recognized as one of the top 10 most influential people in Healthcare Design for research, by the Healthcare Design Magazine.

Camille Nebeker

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine/School of Medicine, UC San Diego

Camille Nebeker is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine at UC San Diego and founder/director of the Collaborative for Advancing Professional and Research Integrity (CAPRI). CAPRI programs include the Building Research Integrity and Capacity (BRIC) and Connected and Open Research Ethics (CORE) initiatives. Dr. Nebeker’s research is supported by federal sources as well as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Eric Nelson

Christian Science, Health Columnist

I write a weekly column called “Consciousness and Health” that has appeared on a number of national media web sites including The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle and American Public Media's "On Being” blog. I also serve as the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California, love to ride my bike, and am more than happy to chat with anyone, anytime, about baseball. You can find me at or on Twitter @norcalcs.

Claude Nguyen

University of Pennsylvania

Negin Niksirat

University of British Columbia

Abigail Norman

Medicine X ePatient Delegate

Rachel Nosheny

San Francisco VA Medical Center

Kristian Novakovic

NorthShore University Health System

Sally Okun

VP Advocacy, Policy & Patient Safety, patientslikeme

Omonike Olaleye

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Assistant Dean of Student Services

Pedro Oliveira

Patient Innovation; Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Pedro Oliveira is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Associate at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics. He is also the Academic Director of the LisbonMBA, a joint-venture with MIT Sloan, Director of the doctoral program in Technology Change and Entrepreneurship jointly offered with Carnegie Mellon University; and Director of several executive education programs. He is the Founder and Project Leader of Patient Innovation and also co-founded PPL Crowdfunding Portugal. Previously he was also an International Faculty Fellow (IFF) at MIT Sloan School of Management. He has served as Project Leader of Creative Commons Portugal. Previously he was advisor to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.  His research interests focus on the role of users in the development of new products and services. More specifically he has investigated the role of patients in the development of new treatments, therapies and medical devices  He received his Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill; his M.Sc. and his “licenciatura” from IST-Lisbon.

Charles Ornstein

Senior Reporter, ProPublica

Kirsten Ostherr

PhD, MPH, Professor of English, Rice University

Rema Padman

Carnegie Mellon University

Corrie Painter

Broad Institute

Julie Papanek

Canaan Partners

Michelle Burke Parish

UC Davis

Michelle Burke Parish is a project manager in clinical research at the University of California, Davis in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Mrs. Burke Parish has a Masters Degree in Psychology and is a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science and Healthcare Leadership at the University of California, Davis. She has participated in research in clinical psychology, neuroscience and telepsychiatry and e-health. She is a contributing author in the area of telemedicine, e-health and applications of social media in healthcare. She is currently working with Dr. Peter Yellowlees on research to validate asynchronous telepsychiatry.

Christine Park

Northwestern University

Kunal Patel

Medical Director of iheed

Ravi Patel

Pharmacy Innovation Lab

Frances Patmon

Dignity Health

Andrew Pedtke

LIM Innovations

Andrew Pedtke, MD is the CEO and Co-founder of LIM Innovations. As a practicing orthopedic surgeon and visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Pedtke brings a critical vision to LIM Innovations and the industry as a whole through his background in the clinical utility of medical devices, outcomes based decision-making, cost-effective care and global health policy.Dr. Pedtke has published and presented on technology that sits on the cutting edge of orthopedic surgery. Yet he balances this with insight into care models aimed to improve cost effectiveness in the setting of better clinical outcomes. Andrew’s entrepreneurial spirit seeks to evolve our advancement in the physical medicine space with solutions that have a true purpose or indication. “Function with Purpose;” says Dr. Pedtke, “reflects technology and/or care models for amputees and those with disability that meet the expectations of today’s health care system.” This perspective lays a solid foundation for LIM Innovations; a technology company with bold goals to greatly improve the human physical condition.Andrew was an Echols scholar at University of Virginia majoring in International Health Care & Policy and completed medical school at the University of Minnesota. He finished his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco in 2013.

Daniel Penn

Shift Health Paradigms

Daniel leads the team at Shift Health - a full service health tech company in Toronto, Ontario. His past entrepreneurial interests and success in food, social media and community engagement have led to more recent success as a TedMed Scholar and Hacking Health award winner.

Jeanmarie Perrone

Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Eve Phillips

Empower Interactive

Olga Pierce


Tina Pittman Wagers

Uni. of Colorado Boulder

Elizabeth "Eli" Pollard

World Parkinson Coalition

Elizabeth "Eli" Pollard has been with the World Parkinson Coalition from its inception in 2004 and helped steer the organization, alongside world renowned Parkinsonologist and WPC founder, Dr. Stanley Fahn. Together they worked to grow WPC Inc. from its sole purpose, of hosting a triennial global Congress on Parkinson's disease, to its more meaningful place in the community today, as a hub for many of the global PD organizations to connect and intersect online, on teleconferences, or in person at the Congresses. Eli is thrilled with the opportunity to meet the members of the community, to help build the WPC Legacy, and to watch as leading researchers, clinicians, people with Parkinson's and others work together to bring us closer to finding the cause(s) of Parkinson's and a cure for the disease.Eli graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree, and the School for International Training with a Master's degree in International & Intercultural Management. She spent most of her 20s living outside the US in Zimbabwe, Switzerland, and Japan with lengthy stays for research or travel in India, China, and Thailand. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two rambunctious children who keep her on her toes when she's not knee deep in WPC work.

Nisha Pradhan

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Elizabeth Presson

Online Community and Digital Experience

Liz Presson leads digital media and community strategy at Oticon Medical, the company pioneering hearing implant technology. Over the last three years, she’s built an online community and digital presence with a following of more than 20,000 passionate community members and advocates. She’s worked with the team at Oticon Medical to empower advocates who act as real-time content creators and inbound marketers for the business. Oticon Medical has received recognition for its digital media initiatives from one of the world’s most admired social media and technology influencers, Guy Kawasaki. Liz’s articles on digital media and technology have been published in Fast Company, Forbes, Mashable, Yahoo and others.

Nathan Price

Institute for Systems Biology

Joy Pritts

Expert in Health Information Privacy and Consumer Rights

Mary Beth Privitera, PhD

University of Cincinnati

Charles Prober

Stanford University

James K. Rains

Georgia Tech

Cynthia Reilly

DIRECTOR Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Natrice Rese

Medicine X ePatient Delegate

Pamela Ressler

Faculty, Tufts University School of Medicine

Joe Riffe

Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Sara Riggare

ePatient Scholar

Sara Riggare

Self-tracking ePatient and PhD candidate, Karolinska Institute

Dennis Roemer

CFO at Lancaster General Health, MBA, CPA, CHE

Rob Rogers

Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky

Damian Roland

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Damian Roland is an experienced Paediatric Emergency Medicine clinician who is passionate about improving the care of the ill and injured child. He has considerable experience in the development of educational resources and their evaluation, especially e-health technologies which have applicability in specialties outside of paediatrics. As a National Health Service (NHS) sponsored Paediatric Emergency Medicine Academic he is developing a research portfolio which will not only build on the work undertaken as part of his National Institute Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship but develop initiatives from grants obtained from the East Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) and the College of Emergency Medicine. His research skills are supported by considerable leadership experience developed as an inaugural NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Shared Learning award Scholar, past member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council and currently as a member of the NHS England’s Children and Young Persons Health Outcomes Forum. He is aiming to developing an expertise in the creation and evaluation of interventions which improve the recognition of ill and injured children in emergency and acute care settings. Previously he has developed the Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS), now available as an app, which is currently undergoing validation via an East Midlands HIEC and College of Emergency Medicine grant. POPS has shortlisted for two healthcare technology awards and a patient safety award. He was also part of the management team that delivered “Spotting the Sick Child”, a patient safety award winning educational website and has won two NICE Shared Learning awards (2011 and 2014). He is regularly asked to present at National and International Conferences and has been invited to talk at the European Academy of Paediatric Societies 2014 meeting (October, Barcelona) and the Rapid Responses Conferences 2015 meeting (May, Amsterdam) WeblinkHe is forever grateful for his wife and daughters support 

Julia Romanyszyn

William Tennent High School

Ben Rosner


Dr. Rosner is a 10-year veteran of healthcare innovation, a practicing hospital-based physician, the holder oftwo engineering degrees, and multiple patents. As CMIO of HealthLoop, he is leading the way in redesigninghealthcare delivery in the digitally connected era. He is actively involved in research and clinical trials, and hasa publication track record in the peer reviewed literature. A practicing Hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente, Dr.Rosner brings hands-on expertise to innovation in Health IT, health policy, patient engagement, and paymentreform. Previously a Medical Director for Archimedes Inc., a nationally renowned healthcare modelingcompany, Dr. Rosner has worked with Washington D.C. policy makers, national thought leaders in voluntaryhealth organizations, leading researchers at academic medical centers, and both major and minor healthcaresystems. He often presents at venues on technology in healthcare, and has been an invited speaker onnational platforms including the Centers for Disease Control, Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Center,FutureMed, and digital health conferences. Dr. Rosner specializes in bringing technology and insights from thefields of engineering and mathematics to medical care and patient engagement. He also has a long standingbackground in ethnobotany, and has served at Kaiser Permanente on the Complimentary and AlternativeMedicine Committee.

Jeff Rubin

Mental Health Professional

Jeff Rubin

VP Behavioral Operations, Accolade

Michael Ruiz

MedStar Health

Michael E. Ruiz is vice president and chief digital officer for MedStar Health. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight and execution of MedStar’s digital strategy to become a premier digital healthcare presence. Mr. Ruiz thoughtfully integrates business strategy with digital technology—including mobile, web, social, cloud, and analytics—with a focus on the user experience. Recently named on Hot Topics’ list of “100 Digital Change Agents Future-proofing their Brands”, Mr. Ruiz has diverse experience spanning multiple industries and organizations. This unique perspective enables him to converge best practices across different domains with healthcare.With over 25 years of experience in information technology and systems integration, Mr. Ruiz has designed, developed and deployed large scale information systems for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, as well as for government agencies, both in the United States and abroad. Prior to MedStar, Mr. Ruiz served as a principal consultant for Impact Makers, where he built a thriving digital healthcare consulting practice. Before Impact Makers, he was a founding member of Deloitte Digital, which was the first Big-4 global digital practice. Previously, Mr. Ruiz was also chief technical officer for Net-Enabled Operations at BearingPoint and continued in that role after the acquisition of BearingPoint by Deloitte. In this position, Mr. Ruiz led research and development projects for BearingPoint/Deloitte’s Department of Defense and National Intelligence practices. He was also a founding member of the global technical standards body OASIS’ Service Oriented Architecture Technical Committee.Mr. Ruiz has served as an affiliated faculty member at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business in the Information Systems department, where he lectured at the graduate level on the topics of service orientation, Web 2.0 technologies, enterprise governance, and organizational decision-making. Mr. Ruiz is adept at bridging the gap between business and technology, with the ability to explain technical matters in a business vernacular.Mr. Ruiz has a Bachelor of Science in computer science, and holds a Master of Science in computer and information system security from Virginia Commonwealth University. His doctoral research was focused at the intersection of predictive analytics and cyber security, which included non-deterministic complex algorithms such as genetic algorithms, neural networks and swarm optimization.

James Rutherford

Grant Hospital

Josef Ruzek

National Center for PTSD

Dr. Joe Ruzek is a clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of post-traumatic stress problems.  He currently serves as Director of the Dissemination and Training Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. His current work focuses on dissemination of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatments for PTSD, early intervention to prevent development of PTSD, and development of Internet- and smartphone-based interventions for trauma survivors. Joe is a member of teams that have developed widely used technology products like the PTSD Coach app and  He served as co-chair of the VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Traumatic Stress and was an editor of two editions of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma and of Caring for Veterans with Deployment-Related Stress Disorders: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond. He is a past member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Board of Directors.

Joan Saba


Joan Saba leads NBBJ’s healthcare design practice, the second-largest healthcare architecture firm in the world and named one of the most innovative by Fast Company. She brings more than 25 years of expertise and strategic vision to all types of healthcare projects, with a focus on academic medical centers, pediatric and teaching hospitals.Joan’s expertise in translating current and future programmatic and operational needs into effective healing environments is applied to projects of diverse scales. She recently led the healthcare planning and design efforts on the Kimmel Pavilion at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and a medical center at the American University of Beirut. Her recent work on the Massachusetts General Hospital Lunder Building won numerous design and industry awards, including a National Healthcare Design Award from the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health.Recent engagements include presentations at the Economist, Vanderbilt University, the Academy of Architecture for Health, Harvard University Graduate School of Design's Executive Education Program, and the Symposium of Healthcare Design. She has been interviewed by Fast Company, China Business Weekly and The Architects Newspaper. In 2012, Joan was named as one of Healthcare Design magazine’s HCD 10. She was also a recipient of the AIA / Academy of Architecture for Health’s Presidential Citation Award and was included in Healthcare Design’s list of “Twenty Who Are Making a Difference.”

Kyan Safavi

Massachusetts General Hospital

Kyan is a resident in Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has authored six peer-reviewed publications with a focus on examining risk-standardized patient outcomes in relation to hospital cost patient. He is co-founder of trackER, a mobile health solution aimed at reducing preventable readmissions and redundant testing by empowering the patient to enable interprovider information exchange. He received his MD and MBA degrees from the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Management.

Karen Sandler

Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy

Joseph Santini

Gallaudet University

Joseph Santini is a doctoral candidate at Gallaudet University specializing in qualitative grounded theory research to improve education evaluation. He has done research at the University of Bristol in the UK on bilingual education and teaches science in the summer as an instructor at Camp Invention.

Chethan Sarabu

Stanford Clinical Informatics Fellow

Erica Savig

Stanford University

Jacob Schaff

Resident Physician, Columbia University Medical Center

Gregory Schmidt

University of Manitoba


Christopher Scott

Director, Stanford University Program on Stem Cells in Society, Center of Biomedical Ethics

Shannon Scott

University of Alberta

Michael Seid

Co-PI, C3N Project

Working to test and design a new system to transform chronic care.

Nandakumar Selvaraj

Vital Connect Inc.

Michael Seres

11 Health

I was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition Crohn's Disease. In late 2011 I became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. I started blogging about his journey through Bowel Transplant and my blog "beingapatient" has over 95,000 followers. I use social media to develop global on line peer to peer communities covering over 20,000 patients. I am also privileged to develop social media strategies around patient engagement. My passion is mentoring patients and their families and I am a published author & professional speaker. I have become the patient lead for #NHSSM, a facilitator for Centre for Patient Leadership & digital strategy advisor to The Oxford Transplant Foundation where I helped implement the first skype clinics. I am also founder of health tech start up 11Health.

Michael Seres

Medicine X Executive Board Member

I was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition Crohn's Disease. In late 2011 I became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. I started blogging about his journey through Bowel Transplant and my blog "beingapatient" has over 95,000 followers. I use social media to develop global on line peer to peer communities covering over 20,000 patients. I am also privileged to develop social media strategies around patient engagement. My passion is mentoring patients and their families and I am a published author & professional speaker. I have become the patient lead for #NHSSM, a facilitator for Centre for Patient Leadership & digital strategy advisor to The Oxford Transplant Foundation where I helped implement the first skype clinics. I am also founder of health tech start up 11Health.

Anil Sethi

Founder and CEO, Gliimpse

Rajiv Sethi

King's College London

Sanjay Shah

Dignity Health

Sanjay Shah is the Director of Strategic Innovation at Dignity Health. Sanjay supports advancing Dignity Health’s innovations efforts by primarily focusing on four bodies of work; realizing intellectual property developed at Dignity Health, developing built for purpose companies, creating avenues to combine Dignity Health’s organizational talents and expertise with those of entrepreneurial companies, and executing strategic co-investments with health IT and services companies. Working in concert with Dignity Health employees and physicians, Shah works to anticipate emerging trends and technologies with the goal of incubating, studying, and scaling efforts to improve the delivery and access of care.Prior to Dignity Health, Sanjay spent four years with the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), where he served as a senior program officer with the foundation's Innovations for the Underserved program and Health Innovation Fund. While at CHCF, Sanjay led multiple initiatives and investments that focused on creating access to efficient, affordable and high quality health care. Before joining CHCF, Sanjay worked as a consultant with The Inovo Group, building innovation capabilities into client organizations and culture. Sanjay also completed a fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center, where he focused on identifying, validating, and creating commercially viable solutions to support patient care.Sanjay received a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing and a master's degree in business administration with a dual focus in finance and marketing from Wayne State University. 

Piyush Sharma

Saint James School of Medicine

Stanley Shaw


Stanley Y. Shaw, MD PhD is one of the founding faculty members in the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He is Co-founder and Co-Director of the MGH Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH), which develops quantitative phenotypes, digital health tools, and integrative analytics for patient care and biomedical discovery. His laboratory studies human phenotyping at many levels, from nanoparticle molecular imaging, to systems biology analysis on patient cells, to data mining and analytics using patient Electronic Medical Records.

Jared Shenson

Stanford University

Edward Shin

Quality Reviews, Inc.

Ed began his career as Director of Content Development at Healthology (iVillage and NBC Universal). In 2001, Ed built and led the #1 Institutional Investor-ranked healthcare team at Gerson Lehrman Group, the world's leading expert network. In 2008, Ed co-founded Healogica, an online clinical trial recruitment company, (sold to the Michael J. Fox Foundation). Ed then co-founded WellApps, a mobile health company focused on building consumer-facing disease management applications (sold to Medivo). Ed received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Ed is board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Jordan Shlain

Founder, Healthloop

Jordan Shlain


Pippa Shulman

Atrius Health

 Eliza “Pippa” Shulman, DO, MPH is the Senior Chief Innovation Engineer at the newly formed Atrius Health Innovation Center, charged with identifying, testing and implementing novel care delivery solutions the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in the Northeast. In addition she is a practicing primary care physician with a small geriatrics and palliative medicine consultation service. Prior to being named to the Innovation Center Pippa was the Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates; tasked with leading improvement efforts in home care, extended care facilities, outpatient geriatrics and palliative care services. As chief and as part of the ACO geriatric care model workgroup she led numerous initiatives to redesign care for frail elder patients, including implementation of an organization wide strategy for improving advance care planning. Dr Shulman is board certified in family medicine, preventive medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. She is a graduate of the combined NH-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency, which is focused on developing physicians to lead change and improve systems of care.

Erik Shwarts

UC Davis Medical Center

Khan Siddiqui


Khan Siddiqui, MD is a serial entrepreneur and currently CTO and CMO of higi SH llc. Dr. Siddiqui is responsible for strategic direction of the company and leads the development of higi’s products and technologies. higi, a consumer centric health engagement company, uses a combination of interactive and social tools to help consumers to take small but meaningful engagement steps in their health and wellness to create lasting habits. higi has built the largest self-service health kiosk network in the US where 75% of US population lives within 5 miles of a higi station.Prior to higi, Dr. Siddiqui was a Physician Executive and Principal Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for platform engineering for the health solutions group. He was responsible for engineering execution on various enterprise and cloud health products as well as personal health record for consumers. One of his key achievements at Microsoft was stimulating computer vision research that led to the development of classification forest algorithm, which is the foundation technology in Xbox Kinect. Dr. Siddiqui is on the board of directors of various startups in the US as well as a technology advisor for multiple national healthcare organizations.A widely respected healthcare and technology expert focusing on persuasive technologies in health and wellness, Dr. Siddiqui is also a visiting Associate Professor at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at New York University followed by diagnostic radiology residency and body imaging fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA as well as imaging informatics fellowship at University of Maryland.Current research includes large scale population studies on impact of ubiquitous access to health in combination of persuasive technologies to improve healthcare outcomes.

Floor Sieverink

PhD Student, University of Twente

Denise Silber

Basil Strategies

Roger Simard

B. Pharm.

Bill Simpson


Karan Singh

Karan leads customer development and sales at He has experience across the healthcare ecosystem working at Humedica, Signal Point Partners, and ZS Associates. He recently earned his MBA from MIT Sloan and a fellowship from the MIT Legatum Center. He is currently on leave from the Harvard-MIT Health Science Technology program. Karan received his B.A. and B.S. in Economics and Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

Mandira Singh

Director of Product Operations, athenahealth

Brandi Sinkfield

Stanford University

Aaron Sklar


Aaron Sklar is Managing Director of Experience Strategy and Design at Healthagen, an Aetna business. Throughout his career, Aaron has led design teams focused on improving people’s quality of life, health and wellness. Prior to joining Healthagen he was the Creative Lead at IDEO, an award-winning global design firm where he managed projects for more than 50 international organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and the federal government. Aaron has presented at major industry events, including HIMSS and South by Southwest. He has been published by the Rockefeller Foundation, GOOD magazine and in the HIMSS book Engage!.

Christopher Snider

Medicine X Board Member

Jeremy Sohn

MPM Capital

Dimitris Spachos

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Jodi Sperber

PhD Candidate, Brandeis University

Alan Spiro


Steve Sprieser

Varsa Health

Bhargav Sri Prakash


Bhargav Sri Prakash is the Founder & CEO of FriendsLearn. He is an engineer, inventor and leads the product design of the virtual reality based mobile health game - fooya! He is regarded as a pioneer for inventing Learnification as a method to embed learning within environment. Prior to founding FriendsLearn, he founded 4 companies, ranging from automotive simulations, to education gaming, construction and alternative investments. He is a former professional tennis player and was a junior national champion in India, having represented India in International tournaments. He splits his time between Palo Alto and Chennai in India. 

Alicia Staley

Medicine X ePatient Advisor

There are many ways to describe yourself as an ePatient: empowered, engaged, electronic, effective, efficient. I've always felt the only way to describe myself as an ePatient is through my personal ePatient mission statement:"As an ePatient, I will work tirelessly to motivate, educate, and inspire others in the cancer communities to achieve their best health. By sharing my personal experiences with others facing a cancer diagnosis, I will do my best to improve their treatment and survivorship experiences. I will reach out to all cancer community partners including health care providers, pharma companies, and medical institutions to ensure everyone experiencing a life touched by cancer will always have the best resources and support available to them. Cancer can't beat a community!"Using this mission statement as a guide for my work, I know that I can be an empowered, engaged health activist working to make meaningful, lasting changes in the cancer community. By drawing on my social media skills, engineering background, and in-depth understanding of the patient experience, I work to be an effective and enthusiastic ePatient.Medicine X provides me with an opportunity to learn from the absolute best in the ePatient health care space. As a 20-year, three-time cancer survivor, I've worked very hard over the past few years to advance the patient experience in the field of oncology care.Cancer has a way of interrupting dreams and changing the course of a survivor's life. As an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering, I quickly learned that great amounts of determination and grit would be required to achieve my goal of completing my degree and beating cancer. That experience reinforced how fortunate I was to have an incredible support system of family and friends helping me along the way. I try to apply every lesson I've learned in my work to help others through the difficult journey of cancer treatment. I'm constantly looking for new ways to engage and inspire the cancer community as a patient blogger. I feel I'm on a path to help improve health care in America, and it has led me directly to this program.I know I'll learn additional skills and make new contacts at Medicine X, which will help further my dream of improving the patient experience for everyone dealing with cancer. Having the opportunity to sit next to fellow ePatients and health care professionals who are all working toward similar goals is a chance I couldn’t pass up.I would like to learn how to help engage and empower the remaining patients that need additional help or motivation to take this journey. ePatients are special people. By having the opportunity to work with other ePatients working in other disease states like diabetes, mental health, I feel we can begin to build a set of best practices or guidelines to help others take the steps towards becoming an ePatient.

John Starr

William Tennent High School

Katherine Stephenson

Stanford University

Between obtaining her MS in Biomechanical Engineering and returning to complete a Phd, Kate spent ten years in the medical device industry as a Senior Design Engineer and Project Manager. She has worked on over eighteen different devices, ranging from insulin pumps to annuloplasty rings. She recently completed a two year stay as the Resident Clinical Bioengineer at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Gait and Motion Lab, where she advised on complex orthopedic surgery cases. Currently part of Stanford's Center for Design Research, her current research is focused on leveraging new fabrication technologies to advance the development of under served, niche market medical devices.

Marjorie Stiegler

UNC, Chapel Hill

Rebecca Stoeckle

Edu. Development Center

Rebecca Stoeckle

Edu. Development Ctr

Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle is a vice president within EDC’s Health and Human Development Division, where she directs initiatives in health and technology. Her primary focus is the intersection between innovation and impact in the use of technology to reach specific audiences, especially those facing health disparities or challenges with language, literacy, or health literacy. Additionally, she works with colleagues across EDC to develop and deploy emerging methodologies to measure the impact of digital solutions to health challenges. Ms. Stoeckle’s interventions have reached diverse audiences, including veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, staff in community agencies serving populations at high risk for HIV, and community health workers in developing countries. Her projects have received national recognition and awards for excellence in innovation and sustainable systems change.Ms. Stoeckle  is a graduate of Stanford University and was a Sage Fellow at Cornell University.

Sohini Stone

Grand Rounds Inc.

Dr. Stone oversees the care of pediatric patients at Grand Rounds.  She attended Boston University where she received her medical degree (MD) along with her Master of Business Administration (MBA). She is a board certified Pediatrician who trained at Dartmouth and is a Neonatologist, completing fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Stanford.  Dr. Stone has extensive experience in process improvement and quality assurance in health care, bringing this expertise of improving care delivery to Grand Rounds. Dr. Stone also continues to work as a Clinical Instructor at Stanford, helping care for their smallest patients, babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Chris Stout

Uni. Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Chris Stout is the Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives, a Top Ranked Healthcare Nonprofit. He also is a Clinical Full Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois and Advisory Board Member to their Center for Global Health. He served as a NGO Special Representative to the United Nations. He was appointed by the Secretary of the US Department of Commerce to the Board of Examiners for the Baldrige National Quality Award. He is on the Advisory Board of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and numerous other organizations. He was one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow, and he was an Invited Faculty at the Annual Meeting in Davos. He was invited by the Club de Madrid and Safe-Democracy to serve on the Madrid-11 Countering Terrorism Task Force. He is the founder of GordianKnot, LLC, an executive leadership consultancy and he currently runs the Department of Research and Data Analytics for a national sports and rehabilitation medicine organization with $500M in annual revenues.Dr. Stout authored the highly praised and award–winning three volume set, The New Humanitarians, The Evidence Based Practice (with R. Hayes), and is an Amazon Best Selling Author. Additionally, he has published or presented over 300 papers and 35 books. His works have been translated into 8 languages. He has lectured world-wide, visited 6 continents and over 85 countries. Dr. Stout was educated at Purdue, The University of Chicago, Forest Institute, and was a post-doc fellow at Harvard Medical School. He has won 5 Humanitarian Awards and received four additional doctorates (honoris causa). He is listed in Fast Co.’s Global Fast 50 nominees and in TED Conferences Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who, 1000: The Most Creative Individuals in America.” He endowed a scholarship in perpetuity at Purdue University ‘s School of Engineering and Technology, and is an active Angel Investor and Advisory to numerous start-ups.

Ron Strong

Ron Strong Consulting Services

Brad Sutton

Assistant Dean for Health Strategy and Innovation, University of Louisville SOM

Dr. Sutton is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Health Strategy and Innovation, and a Founder and Director of the Center for Health Process Innovation at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Additionally, he serves as Medical Director for the Department of Medicine Outpatient Clinics and co-directs the MD/MBA Joint Degree Program and the Distinction Track in Business and Leadership. Dr. Sutton specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, with a clinical interest in complex ablations. Dr. Sutton is a nationally respected lecturer and educator, with a particular interest in innovative healthcare delivery models and health economics. His recent work has focused on developing shared risk contracts with payers and industry, as well as creation of novel payment models in the cardiovascular space. Dr. Sutton earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also holds an MBA with a focus on medical services management from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.

Wendy Sue Swanson

Physician, Blogger, Seattle Mama Doc, Seattle Children's Hospital

Wendy Sue Swanson

Seattle Children's Pediatrician & Digital Health

Executive Director of Digital Health, Seattle Children's HospitalGeneral Pediatrician, The Everett ClinicAuthor, Mama Doc Medicine: Finding Calm & Confidence in Parenting, Child Health, and Work-Life BalanceAuthor,  Seattle Mama Doc Blog (Seattle Children's Hospital Blog)On-air KING5 news contributor at KING5 News, GannettExecutive member, Council on Communications and Media at American Academy of Pediatrics 

Pritpal S Tamber

Creating Health Collaborative

Paul S. Teirstein

M.D., Scripps Health

Marty Tenenbaum

Cancer Commons

Ambuj Tewari

University of Michigan

Steve Tierney

Southcentral Foundation

Beth Toner

RWJ Foundation

John Torous

Harvard Medical School

Matthew Trowbridge


Matthew Trowbridge is a physician, public health researcher, and assistant 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 public health issues including childhood obesity, traffic injury, and pre-hospital emergency care. Dr. Trowbridge is currently an advisor to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (, a partnership between multiple federal and private funding agencies, on built environment and childhood obesity prevention research development.   Previously, he has served as Chair of the Built Environment & Transportation planning subcommittee for the 2012 Centers for Disease Control’s Weight of the Nation obesity prevention conference and as senior advisor on built environment and childhood obesity prevention research at the National Cancer Institute at NIH.  Dr. Trowbridge was also recently named as the 2013 Ginsberg Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council for his work to promote healthier built environments. Dr. Trowbridge is board certified in both general pediatrics and preventive medicine and obtained his medical and public health training at Emory University. 

Yuhjung Tsai

Kaiser Permanente

Arshya Vahabzadeh

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh has been recognized as a national leader in medical innovation and digital health. He is faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His expertise and accomplishments have led to over 20 national and international awards in medical leadership, healthcare innovation, behavioral neuroscience, communication, and global health. Dr. Vahabzadeh is triple trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and pediatric psychiatry. He is the Chairperson of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association, the former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents Journal, and the digital strategy lead for autism technology start-up Brain Power. His academic work has been published in high impact medical journals and authoritative texts in neurobiology, with research that has spanned genetics, social neuroscience, experimental psychopharmacology, and neuro-technology. He has been an invited expert speaker and judge for many competitions focusing on innovation and novel therapies, including events at Harvard, Google, and Autism Speaks. Additionally he is a consultant for Khan Academy, Anthem, and Neurolaunch. He has written on health matters for CNN, Boston Magazine, the Huffington Post, the Health Care Blog, and a dozen other outlets. Dr. Vahabzadeh graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School, and subsequently completed a residency in family medicine under the Royal College of General Practitioners. He then completed his psychiatric training with residencies in psychiatry and child psychiatry at Emory University and Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean/Harvard Medical School respectively.

Tim Van de Grift

MD/MBA, PhD candidate & health care innovator

Trevor van Mierlo

CEO, Evolution Health Systems

Focuses on bridging traditional, evidence-based healthcare with Internet and mobile-based tools

Brooke Van Roekel

RWJ Foundation

Bryan Vartabedian

Director of Digital Literacy, Baylor College of Medicine

Cassandra Vieten

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Samuel Volchenboum

Litmus Health ; University of Chicago

Georgios Vrakas

Oxford University Hospitals

Victor Wang


Victor grew up in Canada, programming role-playing games for MS-DOS at age six. He graduated as Wesbrook Scholar from the University of British Columbia, majoring in Mechatronics Engineering and minoring in Commerce. After working stints in telemarketing, environmental research, aerospace manufacturing, particle physics, oil sands, medical robotics, and the military, as an officer, Victor won the Canada Graduate Scholarship and earned his Master of Science at MIT. At MIT, he developed novel neuromotor tests and conducted a study that quantified the ergonomics of manual control devices for NASA's telerobotic space operations, while assisting with a $1.7M clinical study on effects of fatigue and countermeasures on human performance. Considering his grandmother who became depressed living by herself and was later diagnosed with dementia, Victor started GeriJoy to bring joy to older adults and to caregivers. Victor is widely recognized as a senior care technology innovator and thought leader, and has presented at the AARP Expo, Connected Health Symposium, CES Silvers Summit, TEDMED, US Senate Healthy Aging Forum, Health 2.0 Europe (via a GeriJoy dog avatar), Aging in America, On Lok Conference on Sustainable Long-Term Care, SOCAP Social Capital Conference, and other local, national, and international events.

Saul Weiner

Co-Founder and Principle: Institute for Practice and Provider Performance Improvement (I3PI)

Kenneth Weingardt

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Annemarie Weissenbacher

Innsbruck Medical University

Karen Wernli

Ph.D., Assistant Investigator, Group Health Research Institute

Ben West

Nightscout Project

Julie Wheelan

VP Marketing, Edison Nation Medical

Claudia Williams

Health Data Innovator, Senior Advisor White House OSTP, Former HHS Leader

Monika Wittig

Stanford Medicine X Program Advisor, Co-Lead of MedXMakers

Assistant Professor C/T at Inworks Initiative, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Monika currently explores the collaborative potential of digital design + fabrication practices as Director of LaN  (live architecture network).

Ken Yale

Vice President of Clinical Solutions, ActiveHealth Management

Adeel Yang

Co-founder, Picmonic

Chen-Hua Yeow

National University of Singapore

Colleen Young

Community Consultant, Mayo Clinic

Shiyi Zan

Partners Healthcare Center for Connected Health, Harvard Medical School,

Roni Zeiger

CEO, Smart Patients

Donna Zulman

Stanford University

Donna Zulman, MD, MS, is a health services researcher and general internist in the Division of General Medical Disciplines at Stanford University, and at the Center for Health Care Evaluation in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Zulman received her MD from the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, she received a Masters in Health and Health Care Research through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA. Her research focuses on improving health care delivery for patients with multiple chronic conditions and complex medical and social needs, and optimizing health-related technology to personalize care and improve outcomes for high-risk patients. Dr. Zulman is currently supported by a VA Health Services Research & Development Career Development Award. Her research about patient-provider priority concordance and the inclusion of complex, older adults in clinical trials has been featured in The New York Times.


  • Amir Dan Rubin – Practice Management the Stanford Hospital & Clinics Way
  • Daniel Siegel – Compassion, Connection and Engagement: How Health Arises From Our Mind, Body, and Relationships
  • Lloyd Minor – Leadership in Academic Medicine
  • Charles Ornstein – Hospital Equality
  • Wendy Sue Swanson, Bryan Vartabedian – Physician Online Identity
  • Roni Zeiger – Patient-Driven Health Care
  • Alan Greene – Moving the Needle: Tools and Techniques for Accelerating Change

Oral Presentations

Panel Discussions

Poster Presentations

  • Stephen Agboola – Acceptability of a novel web- and telephone-based remote monitoring program for heart failure self-management
  • Laura Barnes – Design of interactive health information technology for low health literacy users
  • Marina Bastawrous – A scoping review of web-based Interventions for family caregivers: Where are we and what’s next?
  • Lauren Cheung – Implementation of a direct-to-consumer televideo service at an academic medical center: Challenges and considerations
  • Howard Chiou – The anthropology of creating a culture of patient participation in inpatient hospital units
  • Nathan Clendenen – Exome sequencing of a patient with local anesthetic resistance
  • Alison Darcy – The development and pilot of a smartphone app for patients with eating disorders and problematic eating
  • DeAunne Denmark –  A serious game for reducing cognitive bias in medical decision-making
  • Emily Graham – Best practices for Entrepreneur-AMC technology partnerships to advance the practice of medicine
  • Chris Furmanski – Measuring the adoption and effectiveness of consumer-grade mHealth devices
  • Morgan Gleason – Think of the patient first
  • Paul Grant – Analysis of the online networking activities of 75,869* globally distributed healthcare professionals (HCPs) on Twitter indicates an increase in their use of public social media for clinical and professional purposes
  • Andrija Grustam – The cost-effectiveness analysis of Philips MOTIVA Telehealth Platform: A continuation of the TEN-HMS study
  • Doug Kanter – Self-tracking: A year of Diabetes data
  • Alison Nielsen – Use of a web-based social learning platform to advance resident education
  • Kirsten Ostherr – Collaborative participatory health media design: Results of a pilot program
  • Bhargav Sri Prakash – Scalable behavior design through mobile gaming
  • Rona Margaret Relova – Developing a computer kiosk module for managing acute cough illness at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare Systems – a pilot study
  • Karen Solis – Dancing with the chronic illness
  • Anne Townsend – Patients as partners in research

Workshop Presentations