I build patient-facing health technology, designed to engage patients. My experience can be summed up into three major skill areas: starting things, user-experience design / development, and health technology. I studied business and computer science with a focus on the design of user experiences at UC Berkeley.
UX Design / Development
I’ve been at the early stage of six different technology startups in the valley. Three of these I’ve founded or cofounded. I’ve worked with many different teams, with different funding situations, and helped design and launch many different products. I’ve held the role of programmer, UX designer, product manager, and now, CEO. For the startups I’ve founded, we’ve brought them each to different levels of funding: the first bootstrapped, the second accelerated, and the third, Crohnology, grant funded. User and customer success has climbed with each.
|11-15||Crohnology||Founder, CEO||4 years||Grant|
|Started the company. Built prototype. Recruited founding team. Made major research partnerships. Speak and evangalize the product. Run fundraising, product design, project management, sales, operations, accounting, legal, more. Public face of company. Brought to sustainability.|
|10||MessageParty||Cofounder, Head of Product||9 months||Seed|
|Joined a coalescing team out of MIT prototyping a local social news aggregator for the college campus. Helped refine idea and product. Raised capital from Y-Combinator. Designed UI/UX, developed, and project managed implementation. Launched (to server-breaking user-ship) an iphone app that enabled messaging between anyone in the same location.|
|09||Outspokes||Cofounder, Head of Product||5 months||Bootstrapped|
|Immediately after college, cofounded this company with a couple Berkeley computer science classmates. We worked to bring a web development tool one of us had started to market. Found earlyvangelist and first customers, but struggled to get past beachead of early adopters to build a viable market.|
UX Design & Development (Software)
I help technology startups build and design their software products. Sometimes through UX/UI design, prototyping, project/product management, front or back-end programming, you name it. Able to work wherever needed in the software product stack.
|11-15||Crohnology||UX Designer & Ruby Developer||3 years|
|10||1000Memories||Ruby Developer||4 months|
|09||MessageParty||UX Designer & Ruby / iOS Developer||3 months|
|09||Votizen||UX Designer||3 months|
|07-08||Halogen Guides||Product Manager & Ruby Developer||9 months|
|06-08||World Class Shows||UX Designer & LAMP Developer||2 years|
|06||Delta Upsilon||UX Designer & LAMP Developer||2 years|
|Application||Ruby (Rails), Python, PHP, Java, C(++)|
Here is some specific work I do and have done with healthcare organizations.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Co-investigator, Patient Engagement Task Force Representative
With the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), building a Patient Powered Research Network, in concert with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Executive Committee Member, Operations Committee Member
Help direct the future of the CCFA’s internet-scale medical research platform.
Advising this health technology startup in its mission to aggregate lab and medical records for patients.
Helped design novel approaches to clinical trials using telemonitoring and telemedicine.
|13||Stanford School of Medicine||
Guest Lecturer, Mobile Health without Borders
Lecture on Mobile Health to Stanford medical students
|11-13||Stanford Medicine X Conference||
Helping design the patient track of the world’s most patient-centric medical conference.
Collaborative Chronic Care Network
External Patient Advisor
With the Collaborative Chronic Care Network (C3N), help advise the production and rollout of a physician-parent-patient research network, headquartered in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ohio.
UC Berkeley Business / Computer Science
At Berkeley, I studied Business and Computer Science, and used extracurricular coursework to study Product Design. This has created a trifecta of skills that apply pretty well to building technology startups.
College of Engineering
Honors, Certification of Engineering Management
Haas School of Business
High Honors, Haas Community Fellow Award
Product Design Association
Honors / Awards
|14 Sep||Grand Prize in PCORI's Matchmaking App Development Challenge|
|12 Sep||Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholarship|
|11 Sep||Stanford Medicine 2.0 ePatient Scholarship|
|11 Sep||First Place Award in the Novartis Health 2.0 Health Hackathon|
|09 May||Haas Community Fellow Award|
|09 Apr||$1,000 Honorable Mention at the UC Berkeley Big Ideas Competition|
|08 Aug||$10,000 Scholarship by the UCB Crohn’s & Me Program|
|07 Nov||Delta Upsilon Outstanding Website Award|