Avinesh Singh Bhar _No Photo AvailableMDMercer UniversityMedicine/Health CareWork Macon Georgia United States of Americawork
Looking to bring healthcare to the consumer. We have a broken system. Change must come, with help from within the industry.
Technology, Public Health, Design, Visualization, Social Media
Azizi Seixas _No Photo AvailablePostdoc FellowNYU School of MedicineAcademia/University, Medicine/Health CareWork NYC New York United States of Americawork
I am a behavioral scientist who utilizes machine learning techniques to investigate dynamic and omnidirectional relationships among determinants of health. I have a keen interest in using technology in behavioral health interventions to eliminate health inequity and disparity.
Technology, Public Health, Design, Business models, Research methods, Data Science, Visualization, Social Media, Devices, Apps, Internet of Things, Social Justice / Digital Divide
Barbara Feder Ostov _No Photo AvailableContributing WriterKaiser Health News
Barbara J. Evans _No Photo AvailableProfessor of Law, George Butler Research Professor, Director, Center for Biotechnology & LawUniversity of Houston Law CenterAcademia/University, Medicine/Health CareWork Houston Texas United States of Americawork
Dr. Barbara Evans joined the University of Houston Law Center in 2007. She is George Butler Research Professor and Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Law at UHLC and is an affiliated member of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. She was named a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics for the period 2010-2014 and conducts an active research agenda including projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration. Her research interests include governance, privacy, and financing issues with large health information networks and tissue repositories; regulatory and judicial uses of evidence from large-scale observational studies; and legal barriers to clinical translation of pharmacogenomics. Earlier in her career, she was a partner in the international regulatory practice of a large New York law firm and subsequently advised clients on U.S. privacy, research, and medical device regulatory matters. Prior to joining the University of Houston Law Center, she was a Research Professor of Medicine and Director of the Program in Pharmacogenomics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine/Center for Bioethics. She holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin; M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University; a J.D. from Yale Law School; and she completed a post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Beau Gunderson _No Photo AvailableSr. Software GardenerPersonalGenomes.orgNon-profitWork Seattle Washington United States of Americawork
Ethics/IRB, Data Science, Visualization, Internet of Things, Social Justice / Digital Divide
Becky Dawson _No Photo AvailableAssistant Professor, Global Health & BiologyAllegheny CollegeAcademia/UniversityWork Meadville Pennsylvania United States of Americawork
Public Health, Research methods, Informatics and Statistics, Social Justice / Digital Divide
Beth Johnson _No Photo AvailableSenior ManagerAcademyHealthNon-profitWork Chula Vista California United States of Americawork
I manage a portfolio of programs at AcademyHealth focused on providing infrastructure, training, and technical assistance to researchers, communities, and networks aiming to use electronic health data and health IT to improve patient care and population health. Specifically, I am the program manager for the Community Health Peer Learning Program, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). I also oversee the development and design of online initiatives for the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. I am very interested in opportunities for partnership and areas of synergy between the Health Data Exploration Network and the EDM Forum.
Technology, Public Health, Design, Data Science, HCI/Ubicomp, Visualization
Beth Johnson _No Photo AvailableSenior ManagerAcademyHealthNon-profitWork San Diego California United States of Americawork
I manage a portfolio of projects that provide infrastructure, training, and technical assistance to researchers, communities, and networks aiming to use health data to improve patient care and population health. I am passionate about collaborative learning, user experience design, and workforce diversity.
Public Health, Design, HCI/Ubicomp, Visualization, Social Justice / Digital Divide
Bill Davenhall _No Photo AvailableGeomedicine EntrepreneurDavenhall Associates, LLCOtherWork Cave Creek Arizona United States of Americawork
I am a retired business executive and health data entrepreneur with an extensive career in healthcare market research, health data development, forecasting health service demand, and global software marketing. The Health Data Exploration Network, I believe, is one of the best ways to “connect the human dots” – where all the health relevant data can become useful to patients and their physicians. I’m in search of others who desire and have the vision to help leverage existing data first. (One example: Toxic Release Inventory or TRI data collected by the US EPA for the past 28 years) in a more constructive and meaningful way.
Technology, Public Health, Data Science, Electronic Health Records, Apps
Bill Winfrey _No Photo AvailableWork Washington, DC United States of Americawork
Public Health, Policy, Electronic Health Records, Social Justice / Digital Divide
Bonnie Dixon _No Photo AvailablePhD candidateUC Davis
Brad Wipfli _No Photo AvailableStaff ScientistOregon Health & Science UniversityAcademia/UniversityWork Portland Oregon United States of Americawork
Researcher interested in using technology to promote changes in physical activity and dietary behaviors.
Public Health, Design, Research methods, Devices, Apps
Brandi Franklin _No Photo AvailableAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterAcademia/UniversityWork Memphis Tennessee United States of Americawork
I am an assistant professor in Health Outcomes and Policy Research (HOPR) at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy. I have a PhD in Health Science Administration, with post-graduate training in comparative effectiveness research. My research interests center on understanding how current care delivery systems can be enhanced to support youth in managing their diabetes without the need for continuous intervention by pediatric endocrinologists; in finding new therapeutic options for youth with chronic conditions such as T2DM; and in reducing barriers that hinder engagement in healthy lifestyle practices and diabetes self-management, especially for racial/ethnic minority youth. Recently, I’ve begun using “big data” to address unanswered questions related to care and outcomes in this population. I’m particularly interested in 1) exploring use of apps and other mobile technologies related to health among racial/ethnic minority youth and 2) collecting and analyzing personal health data (through apps or wearable devices) to better understand daily lifestyle management practices in this population. These data may inform tailored strategies to improve health behaviors and outcomes. The Health Data Exploration Network is a valuable platform for resource sharing, continuing education, and collaboration. I’m excited to learn more about HDEN.
Technology, Research methods, Data Science, Electronic Health Records, Devices, Apps
Brian Levine _No Photo AvailableCo-founder and CEOTap2, Inc.Medicine/Health Care, Corporate/Private SectorWork Boston Massachusetts United States of Americawork
I am looking for partners interested in generating health and wellness data sets, with the goal to validate my company’s methodology while giving you novel information that can contribute to powerful health outcomes.
The company I co-founded, Tap2, has built software that dramatically increases the ability to collect self-report data. This kind of data could empower your tools and further your research.
Essentially, our software replaces the mobile phone’s standard swipe to unlock screen with a easy to answer question. Swiping away your answer to that question collects that self-report and simultaneously unlocks the device. Thus, collecting data throughout a person’s normal day becomes very easy and voluminous over time. Our typical user provides more than 300 answers per week. These questions can be created and pushed to the user or pulled by the user from a library of questions. Each question can be scheduled and served as appropriate, and even made into an alarm which is great for tracking drug adherence.
Feel free to reach out if you think your organization would find this type of data or process interesting.
Personally, I have worked in the healthcare and physiology data spaces since 2002, building everything from medical reference aps for the Harvard Medical School to real-time telemedicine tools for the Mayo Clinic.
Technology, Public Health, Design, Business models, Research methods, Data Science, Electronic Health Records, Informatics and Statistics, Visualization, Social Media, Devices, Apps, Internet of Things
Brittany Bogle _No Photo AvailablePostdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular epidemiologyUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel HillAcademia/University, Medicine/Health Care
Public Health, Policy, Privacy, Data Science
Bruce Hecht _No Photo AvailableNew Product Design Quality EngineerAnalog DevicesAcademia/University, Medicine/Health Care, Corporate/Private Sector, Non-profitWork Wilmington Massachusetts United States of Americawork
Bruce Hecht is a hardware designer and developer of new technologies. With 20 years experience in design and release of breakthrough new products, 5 US patents, and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Bruce’s interests are in the integration of sensors and signal processing. Bruce has served in leadership roles for the IEEE including the Boston Section, the Solid-State Circuits Society and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and in the growth of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC). He has chaired conferences in circuits, life sciences, and medical devices and systems, and in the publication of the special issue of Journal of Solid-State Circuits and the IEEE Design & Test Magazine.
Design, Data Science, Visualization, Devices, Internet of Things
Camille Crittenden _No Photo AvailableDeputy DirectorCITRIS (Center for IT Research in the Interest of Society)Academia/UniversityWork Berkeley United States of Americawork
Technology, Public Health, Visualization, Social Media, Apps, Social Justice / Digital Divide
Camille Nebeker _No Photo AvailableAssistant ProfessorUC San DiegoAcademia/UniversityWork San Diego California United States of Americawork
Camille is a research ethicist with an interest in exploring the ethical dimensions of pervasive information and communication technologies used in health research. Of particular interest is 1- exploring methods of obtaining meaningful informed consent and 2- barriers to use of wearable technologies in communities where health disparities are most prevalent.
Public Health, Ethics/IRB, Privacy, Devices, Social Justice / Digital Divide
Carlos Rodarte _No Photo AvailableDirector, Business Development, Wearables & BiosensorsPatientsLikeMeMedicine/Health Care, Corporate/Private Sector, OtherWork Cambridge Massachusetts United States of Americawork
Carlos Rodarte is the Director of Business Development, Wearables & Biosensors, at PatientsLikeMe, a patient network that improves lives and a real-time research platform that advances medicine. He oversees strategic partnerships with various healthcare stakeholders interested in learning how patients experience and manage their disease. In developing the wearables and biosensors division, he is helping define the role innovative sensor technologies play in understanding behavior, patient care, and disease characteristics.
Technology, Business models, Research methods, Devices, Internet of Things
Catherine B. Kemp _No Photo AvailablePhD Student, GRA at Tobacco Center of Regulatory SciencesGeorgia State University School of Public HealthAcademia/UniversityWork Atlanta Georgia United States of Americawork
I am a Doctoral student at Georgia State University School of Public Health, following a career in nursing and healthcare management & consulting. I am transitioning to an academic and research career focus, where I intend to become a leader in developing public policy and programs to improve population health. My long-term goal is to become a researcher, educator and scholar of population health; psychological, social, and economic health determinants; built environments; and related public policy. I believe that just as the healthcare system must adjust to addressing chronic diseases and an aging population, Public Health must expand its emphasis and leadership in managing social determinants as well as the complex “upstream” factors that affect population health.
Technology, Public Health, Policy, Research methods, Data Science, Social Media