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.
Chris is a PhD Student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program, Co-Founder of Recon Therapeutics, and is inspired towards building medical devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jackie is a bioengineering student at MIT. She works on developing more effective, lower cost point-of-care diagnostic devices for infectious disease. She is excited about increasing healthcare accessibility and witnessing cool hacks!
Justin is a freshman at MIT studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology. His interests include innovation, design and technology.
I am an MIT undergraduate freshman who plans to major in EECS and Biomedical Engineering. I’m excited to make a difference with my education in fields like biomedical devices, organs on chips, and tissue engineering! I am also passionate about Public Health, currently working on a global onco hack from a previous hackathon called NeedList.
Hari is a designer and software engineer with a BSE from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. He has for MediaMath, Autodesk, IMMCO Inc, Constant Contact, and Rickshaw Bank. He's also worked with startups in the Bollywood dance-fitness, news/media, medical tourism, and international development spaces.
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.
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!
Dan is a Clinical Systems Analyst, IT Professional, and nurse within the Greater Boston healthcare community. He is passionate about making a significant and lasting change in health IT.
Kirsten is UI/UX Designer who has a background in healthcare. She is passionate about designing healthcare experiences that make peoples lives easier.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elliot is the Co-Founder and CTO of PillPack. He received his MBA at MIT Sloan and his BA from UC Berkley. Elliot loves to ski when he has the time.
RJ graduated from MIT Sloan. He is currently a project manager at Duke Institute for Health Innovation and is the founder of Info We Trust.
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.
TJ is the Co-Founder and CEO of PillPack. He holds a PharmD and is interested in the intersection between consumer health, technology and design. He loves to ski.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.