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Advances in medicine have the promise to extend lifespan to 100 years or beyond, yet with age often comes cognitive impairment. The Fit Mind Challenge is an open call for solutions to support cognitive function in an aging population. These solutions can be technologies, apps, sensors, policies, awareness campaigns, education initiatives (including provider, patient and public education) or other connected health solutions. #FitMindChallenge
Advances in medicine have the promise to extend lifespan to 100 years or beyond, yet with age often comes cognitive impairment. The Fit Mind Challenge is an open call for solutions to support...Read More
Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D. is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. His research examines how demography, social trends and technology will shape future innovations in business and government. His current projects examine the role of trust, online information seeking and elements of behavioral finance, e.g., framing, influence retirement planning and health engagement across the lifespan. Dr. Coughlin teaches policy and systems innovation and has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications and reports. He has advised numerous governments, the World Economic Forum, OECD, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Coughlin works extensively with leading companies translating insights in consumer behavior and technology into business innovation. His research and collaboration with industry has earned him recognition as one of Fast Company Magazine’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ and the Wall Street Journal has called him one of “12 pioneers inventing the future of aging and how we will all live, work and play tomorrow.” Money Magazine recently featured him as a Retirement Game Changer. Dr. Coughlin is frequently interviewed by the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Straights Times and other business and technology publications. He has appeared on national and global newscasts including ABC, BBC, Globo Brasil, CBC, CBS, CNN, Japan's NHK, NBC and NPR.
Business leader with proven track record in starting new companies, developing new revenue models and guiding culture change through innovation. Passionate about the opportunity to have an impact on patient care and healthcare delivery through new technologies.
Two decades of experience in business and strategic planning, business development, marketing and partnerships. Skilled at creating growth at start up, early stage and large companies. Proficient in recruiting, training, motivating and instilling confidence in individuals and teams.
Specialties: Healthcare Innovation, Digital Health, Academic/Industry Collaborations, New Revenue Models, Business Development, Life Sciences, Health IT, Care Redesign, Biotech, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Strategic Partnerships, Marketing, Marketing Partnerships, Customer Acquisition and Retention, Branding and Positioning, Communications, Strategic Planning, Product Marketing
**I am particularly interested in science and new treatments around Food Allergies. Please reach out to me if you are working on anything novel in treatment for food allergies.
Working to accelerate innovation through healthcare and tech investments, acquisitions and strategic partnerships at the CVS Health Digital Innovation Lab. Previously worked to catalyze innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in order to better position the institute to respond to the changing dynamics within healthcare and, prior to that, in biotechnology at Genetic Services, Inc. as Director of Operations.
Specialties: Business strategy, strategic partnerships, healthcare venture capital, corporate business development, healthcare/life science strategy, digital health strategy, joint ventures, healthcare technology transfer, operations/project management, general management, market research, “big data”, technology integration, health IT and telemedicine.
Matteo Lai is Co-founder and CEO of Empatica, who develops groundbreaking wearable devices with clinical quality sensing. We are a super passionate team, from diverse engineering fields, such as sensor design, electrical, DSP, data science, biomedical, and software development and wearable.
We design and develop the world's smallest and most accurate wearable device for medical research of human behavior in daily life. Our E4 is used in 30 countries around the world, its clients are the most respected hospitals, universities, and companies that use it for advanced research on human behavior. The E4 provides the most sophisticated way to monitor autonomic nervous system disruption and heart rate variability, among a set of 5 sensors.
As EVP Marketing and Business Development for Medisafe, Jon is responsible for consumer growth and adoption, strategic partnerships, and monetization through industry stakeholders such as biopharma, hospital systems, and consumer hardware and medication packaging companies. Jon unites 20 years of experience in digital consumer behaviors and psychologies and a keen understanding of market dynamics to develop and evolve innovative new healthcare products. Prior to Medisafe, Jon led Sermo, the pioneer of physician social networking, to 40% market penetration and prepared the service for global expansion after managing through an acquisition by WorldOne, a leader in global healthcare market research. Jon holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School.
Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D. is a Harvard Medical School based physician, trained in both medicine and behavioral health. He is committed to addressing the world's most pressing healthcare needs through medical innovation, in particular the challenges faced by individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions. He is a "40 under 40" healthcare innovator according to MedTechBoston. Dr. Vahabzadeh is the Director of Digital Health at Brain Power. Brain Power is a company that builds neuroscience-based software and hardware that transform current wearable computers into neuro-assistive and educational devices for autism. He is the former Chairman of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association and a consultant to Khan Academy, Neurolaunch, and Anthem. He is also a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Dr. Vahabzadeh is widely published in clinical neuroscience, digital health, and medical communication. He has written numerous media editorials and leads a federally funded program to provide autism educational outreach. He has received over 20 national and international awards from organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Phillips is a Primary Care Physician practicing on the North Shore of Massachusetts. He sees patients all of all ages at Family Doctors, LLC in the town of Swampscott. As a PCP, his clinical interests include prevention, wellness, motivational interviewing, and evidence-based chronic disease management.
As a proponent of wellness and prevention, Dr. Phillips and his colleagues have developed a 12-week Wellness Program for patients at his practice. Through this program, patients are taught the skills and tools they can implement to making meaningful, and lasting, lifestyle change and health-positive habits.
He is s strong believer in leveraging technology to assist in caring for patients. On the front lines, he has been using activity trackers, mobile apps, and mobile health solutions to motivate patients and effect change. To further these interests, Dr. Phillips began working with the Partners Center for Connected Health at Massachusetts General Hospital earlier this year. Specific interests include patient-centered, cost-effective, technology-enhanced healthcare delivery, using connected health for chronic disease management and in helping those with mental illness.
Dr. Phillips received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was elected chief resident and completed his Residency at Tufts Medical Center and Cambridge Health Alliance. He continues to teach medical students from both UMass and Tufts in his office on the North Shore.
John Silva is an entrepreneur and investor focused on life-saving solutions. He is passionate about working with innovative ventures to execute investments, business development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Rohan Jotwani is a MD/MBA 4th year student at Tufts School of Medicine. He graduated from Columbia University in 2012 and spent time working prior to med school working as a producer with TheDoctorsChannel.com. His current research interests include the convergence of academic medicine and management. Specifically, he has published on crisis management during the Boston Marathon Bombings, conflict of interest with industry, and new partnership models with clinical training sites. He has also was a lead organizer of MedStart, an annual hackathon held at the Tufts Med, leading partnerships with the White House Innovation group, Boston Scientific, and Hacking Medicine at MIT. He currently serves as an advisor to the Medstro team and is a member of the Tufts School of Medicine admissions committee. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a residency in anesthesia and critical care and eventually a fellowship in critical care. In his free time, Rohan enjoys exploring Japanese martial arts, running, public speaking, contemporary art, and fusion cooking. He is an active member of the Shinkendo dojo of Chintatown, Boston, where he is currently ranked at the level of Ichimonji (roughly translates to “straight-line”).
Steven Chan (@StevenChanMD, www.stevenchanMD.com) works at the intersection of healthcare, behavior, medicine, business, and technology. Steve not only reports on the latest technology trends as contributor to the The Doctor Weighs In video and health news blog, and editorial boardmember for the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Mental 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, Telemedicine and e-Health, and JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research). In the popular press, he has been featured on PBS, NPR Ideastream, and Wired magazine. 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, APA Committee on Mental Health Information Technology, and the 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.
Melissa Mattison, MD, SFHM, FACP is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency and chief medical residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at the Harvard Division on Aging and has a special interest in the care of hospitalized elders. Dr. Mattison is the Chief of Hospital Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Global Director, Digital Health Innovation for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Responsible for identifying and fostering transformational high-tech earlystage innovation to enhance opportunities for collaboration and investment across J&J's Pharma, Consumer, MedTech, and Global Public Health sectors.
Named 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovator by the Boston Business Journal and Medtech Boston; Cris is a seasoned entrepreneur/intrapreneur who is passionate about the role of digital technology in improving human health.
With entrepreneurial DNA, Cris is most notably known for his role in the innovation economy since Co-Founding Ultra Light Startups, the oldest and largest startup venture competition in Boston and New York City. ULS has accelerated 800+ bootstrapping startups with 26% having successfully raised seed/venture funding. http://ultralightstartups.com
Cris serves on the advisory boards of SXSW Interactive -Digital Health/Lifesciences track and AARP Health Innovation @50+. He advises/mentors academic and research institutes, government agencies, corporations, entrepreneurs, and early stage companies.