Nancy is an MIT undergraduate studying EECS and Biomedical Engineering. She hopes to make a difference with her education in fields like biomedical devices, organs on chips, and tissue engineering. In addition to her studies, Nancy is currently working on a NeedList, a startup born out of a recent hackathon.
Shriya is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, developing novel neural regeneration strategies to interface prostheses with human limbs. She is passionate about translational medical solutions and especially interested in global health projects.
PhD Candidate, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. Former Co-Director of MIT HM (2015-16). Chris has also been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30, MedTech Boston 40 Under 40, and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
Khalil is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, where he works on novel neural therapeutic devices. He is passionate translating ideas and concepts from bench to bedside through research and entrepreneurship. Khalil also holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering from the Penn State.
Bryan is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, and is completing his graduate research in the Biomechatronics group of the MIT Media Lab. He has a long-standing interest in global health and innovation, having worked on projects in Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, the WHO, and USAID.
Justin is an undergraduate at MIT studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology. His interests include innovation, design and technology.
Jackie is an undergraduate student at MIT studying biology with minors in applied international studies and public policy. Her interests include environmental sustainability and contemporary dance.
Ginny is an undergraduate at MIT studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her interests include medical devices, healthcare technology, and machine learning.
Freddy is an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT. He received his MD-PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He spent his career developing optical imaging methods for diagnostics, surgical guidance, and disease monitoring. He is currently developing nanosensors and imaging platforms for the real-time in vivo monitoring of cancer treatment and drug delivery. He is passionate about healthcare entrepreneurship, public policy, medical education, and cancer research.
Megan is an undergraduate student majoring in music therapy at Berklee College of Music. She has a knack for marketing, strategizing, and entrepreneurship. Her passion lies with healthcare and helping others. She hopes to improve, ``betterize`` and provide hope to those that struggle with healthcare!
Sonia holds a BS in Neuroscience from Duke University, and currently does neurobiology research at Boston Children's Hospital. She is transfixed by the power of innovation to transform healthcare, and hopes to utilize it in improving access, affordability, and outcomes in global and public health.
Jessica de la Cuesta is passionate about innovation and is specifically fascinated by the methodologies and processes by which innovation occurs. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College, which she currently utilizes in her work as a Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA.
Smitha is a Biomedical engineer with an MBA from Babson College. She is passionate about affordable medical technology innovation for low- and middle-income countries and works for CAMTech at the Center for Global Health MGH.
Shwen brings over a decade of experience in digital strategy, social media and pharmaceutical marketing/communications, both on the client-side and at leading agencies. He was recognized as a Top 40 Healthcare Transformer in 2015, speaks regularly at industry events and has co/chaired Digital Pharma East since 2009. Shwen sits on the advisory board for: Google (Healthcare), SXSW (Health & MedTech), Smart Patients, Digital Health Coalition, Medical Marketing & Media, and more. He also runs an annual Social Health Startup Bootcamp at SXSW, works closely with startup accelerators (e.g. StartUp Health, RockStart, etc.) and has advised and mentored a variety of startups over the last 5+ years).
Hari is cofounder of the childcare startup CozyKin, Lead Design Mentor for MIT Sloan Healthcare Ventures (HST.978), and UX/Tech Advisor for the Bollywood dance-fitness startup BollyX. His prior research was in healthcare accelerator design. Hari graduated from Olin College of Engineering.
Ned is a Data Scientist at Kyruus, where he focuses on using data to drive innovation and insights. He has an MPH from BU in Biostatistics & Epidemiology and previously worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Jessie is passionate about using design thinking to empower teams to make meaningful change. She holds a BS in bioengineering from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and has worked with start-ups innovating in oncology therapeutics and diagnostics, patient engagement, and global health.
Dan is a Clinical Systems Analyst, IT Professional, and nurse currently working as an Implementation Specialist for Flatiron Health in NYC. He is passionate about making a significant and lasting change in digital health.
Sivani Jonnalagadda completed her MPH in Biostatistics from Boston University. She is interested in the application of data analytics to advance healthcare innovation and address challenges in public health.
With a background of consulting and healthcare, Jim is interested in using digital technologies to solve issues effecting our hospital systems. He is a graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is currently an Implementation Specialist at Azara Healthcare, a Burlington based startup working on Population Health.
Ayesha Khalid, MD, FACS is an ENT surgeon and MBA Candidate from Sloan who is interested in re-design of health care systems to be more patient-centered. Having done basic science, clinical research, and surgical practice- she is thrilled to be on the Hacking Medicine Team!
Babak Movassaghi, PhD, MBA is the President of 2nd.MD International and an advisor to several MIT/Harvard startups. He has over 12 years of healthcare experience at Phillips Healthcare, has won various awards, holds 43 patents, has authored/co-authored 3 books, has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and is a former professional wide receiver in the NFL. He holds an MS in Quantum Physics, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Molly Binder is an Innovation Consultant at the Life Science and Technology Firm Sagentia. She earned her BS in Biophysics from Wake Forest University and has a passion for the intersection of healthcare, wellness, and technology.
Allen is currently co-founder of PrepScholar, an education technology company currently producing online SAT/ACT prep products. He was formerly an MD-PhD student at Harvard/MIT and earned his AB/AM in Chemistry from Harvard.
Anwar is a healthcare hacker-preneur with a background in computer science, electrical engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan. He loves to drive innovation in ways that helps to save lives.
Andrew is member of the Business Development UP team at Jawbone. He founded happier.com (now defunct) and was Chief Strategy Officer of Massive Health, which was acquired by Jawbone in 2013.
Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH is a staff physician in the division of pediatric critical care at MGH. He divides his time between the pediatric ICU, clinical research in severe malaria in Uganda, and affordable device development for low- and middle-income countries.
Shirlene is a Master's student at MIT's System Design and Management Program. Having worked as a R&D and industrial policy maker, she is interested in exploring how universities foster and accelerate the growth of innovation-driven entrepreneurship within their local ecosystems.
Kristie is a Master's student at MIT School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. She is passionate about transforming healthcare with innovative solutions, applying her system architecture and software engineering experience.
Winter is an MIT EE/CS student pursuing robotics and applied machine learning. His research work at MIT spans a wide range of topics including the development of high-speed autonomous racing vehicles, NLP medical research tools, and myoelectric prosthetic arms, the latter of which have been showcased in the MIT museum.
Aartik Sarma, MD is an internal medicine resident at MGH. He is interested in applying his background in engineering and public policy to challenges in critical care and global health.
Monica is a PhD student in the Biology Department at MIT. Her research focuses on cancer biology, and specifically finding new therapies for brain tumors. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and how healthcare innovations can profoundly impact healthcare delivery and patient care.
Aparna is a 2013 MIT graduate with a dual degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Management Sciences. Her interest lies in innovative business models that have the power to transform the healthcare industry.
Joao is a PhD student from University of Coimbra doing his research at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT. There he develops new organs-on-chip platforms for drug discovery and technological tools with biomedical applications. Joao is passionate about translational research and entrepreneurship as a way of promoting innovation and leading to breakthroughs in healthcare worldwide.
Katerina is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program, where her research focuses on designing implantable devices to treat peritoneal cancer metastasis. She has a longstanding interest in international development and low-cost healthcare. She has worked to promote primary education in Uganda with the Kasiisi Project, create low-cost prosthetics with the MIT DLab, and drive innovation in affordable medical technologies with the MGH Center for Global Health.
Alex is a graduate student in System Design and Management at MIT and the TA for Medical Product Development offered by the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. He is passionate about healthcare innovation and leveraging technology to add value to the healthcare system by improving outcomes, increasing accessibility and lowering overall costs. Alex is currently researching product and process innovations in radiology and novel medical imaging analysis technologies.
Karsten Bahlmann, PhD, MBA
Karsten Bahlmann, PhD, MBA advises large corporations such as Siemens Healthcare on external innovation. In addition he is on the advisor board of several MIT/Harvard start-ups. He is founder of TissueVision, an MIT start-up serving the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry where his products enable mapping the brain and publish in Nature, Nature Methods, Neuron & PLOS. He has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a PhD in Physics from Max-Planck Institute.
Bill is the managing director in the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. In April 2013, Bill was awarded the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurial Mentoring at MIT. He is the author is Disciplined Entrepreneurship.
Zen is Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Innovation at the MIT Sloan and Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. He has served as founding CEO of three healthcare companies.
Professor Murray is the Associate Dean of Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Faculty Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. She is the Co-Director of MIT’s Initiative for Innovation.
Andrea is a PhD student in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT and Co-Founder of Smart Scheduling. During her Masters' research, she worked with the Chief of Telehealth in the Army to architect a tele-behavioral system of care to help treat service members affected by PTSD.
Allison is a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Her research is focused on designing microfluidic devices at the nanoscale for medical and biotech applications, and is interested in applying entrepreneurial thinking to healthcare and medicine.
Lina is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program. As a mechanical engineer, she is interested in building sensors that quantify all aspects of health as well as exploring how technology can facilitate behavior change in chronic patients.
Tatyana is an MIT mechanical engineering student pursuing medical device design. Her work at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and MIT includes the development of a faster tissue ischemia diagnostic device and low-cost, myoelectric prosthetic arms, the latter of which have been showcased in the MIT museum.
Priya is an MIT senior studying mechanical engineering. Through her work at the MIT Biomechatronics Group; a medical device start-up; Covidien; global health-focused CAMTech; and now MIT HackMed she has a diverse perspective on the healthcare industry & innovation within it.