Eric von Hippel

Eric von Hippel is T Wilson Professor of Innovation Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT. Von Hippel is known for his research into the sources of innovation. He and his colleagues find that innovation is shifting away from product and service producers to product and service…


Jeff Sabados

Jeff Sabados is currently co-Founder of a drug development company for anxiety and trauma related disorders, Resilience Therapeutics, based in Boston, MA. Over 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety and an estimated 8 million Americans suffer from PTSD. In fact, PTSD is a major contributor to the suicides of approximately 20 Veterans everyday. Jeff is…


Kim Serpico
Assistant Director IRB Operations, Harvard School of Public Health

As Assistant Director of IRB Operations, Kim is responsible for managing the convened IRB process at Harvard Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Schools, including Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Kim continues in her role as a member of the IRB Review Specialist team reviewing initial…


Gajen Sunthara
Co-Founder, 1upHealth

Gajen Sunthara is the Director of Innovation R&D at Boston Children’s Hospital and is the founder of 1upHealth. Prior to this, he helped tech-architect President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative at the White House, worked at The United States Digital Service (USDS), and served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) at the U.S. Department of Health…


Ricky Sahu
CEO, 1upHealth

Ricky previously worked at Google on the Google Apps for Business team to automate support for customer issues and forecast demand to staff hundreds of employees around the globe. Afterward he built tools to improve search engine optimization and online marketing using machine learning at Promediacorp for companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Forever21. Prior to…


Claire Cecile Pierre
Chief of Quality and Medical Informatics, South End Community Health Center
Director, Program in Health Systems Strengthening and Social Change

Dr. Pierre is an instructor in global health and social medicine, director of the Program in Global Health Systems Strengthening and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, and instructor at Cambridge Health Alliance. Her research interests are health care workforce reinforcement through global partnerships; strengthening health systems across the post disaster periods (humanitarian, recovery, etc.);…


Krishna Yeshwant
Partner, Google Ventures

Dr. Krishna Yeshwant is a physician, programmer, and entrepreneur who has been working with GV since its inception. He first joined Google as part of the New Business Development team. Prior to Google, Krishna helped start an electronic data interchange company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard and a network security company that was acquired by…


Ateev Mehrotra
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Mehrotra’s research focuses on interventions to decrease costs and improve quality of care. Much of his work has focused on innovations in delivery such as retail clinics…


Zirui Song
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School

Zirui Song, MD, PhD is an assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and an internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Song’s research has focused on changes in health care spending and quality under global payment, the impact of Medicare fee policies on spending and physician behavior, and the economics…


Zach Malchano
VP, Product Development at Cognito Therapeutics

Zach Malchano has a background in engineering (MIT EE, Harvard/MIT BME) and medical device innovation (Stanford Biodesign Fellowship). He has helped build as a founder or early employee several medical device startup companies over the past 10 years including leading products into clinical studies and through regulatory approvals. He has also served as an entrepreneur…