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Business Group on Health: Roots of Obesity: The Many Factors that Affect Our Weight and Global Efforts to Influence Them for Good

February 27th, 2021 |
Business Group on Health: Roots of Obesity: The Many Factors that Affect Our Weight and Global Efforts to Influence Them for Good

The data on worldwide obesity are stunning: obesity has tripled in the last 50 years and overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight. How can we come together as a global community to halt this devastating disease? According to [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Griffin Weber – Bringing Clinical Sense & Sensibility to Healthcare Data

February 22nd, 2021 |
Tech Tonics: Griffin Weber – Bringing Clinical Sense & Sensibility to Healthcare Data

Inspired by health technology from the age of five, Griffin Weber has pursued this passion both doggedly and joyfully. Now an associate professor of medicine and bioinformaticist at Harvard, Griffin spends his days doing what he loves, leveraging technology to [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: How and When We Can Head Back to the Office

February 20th, 2021 |
Business Group on Health: How and When We Can Head Back to the Office

Is returning to the workplace on the horizon? With COVID-19 cases falling and vaccination numbers rising, heading back to the office suddenly seems plausible. But how and when this can happen depends on a number of factors, including the effectiveness [See the full post…]

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Genentech: Biomedicine Meets AI – Intel on AI Season 2, Episode 15

February 11th, 2021 |
Genentech: Biomedicine Meets AI – Intel on AI Season 2, Episode 15

In this episode of Intel on AI guest Aviv Regev, Executive Vice President of Genentech Research and Early Development, talks with host Abigail Hing Wen, Intel AI Tech Evangelist and New York Times best-selling author, about biomedicine and artificial intelligence [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Matt Wilsey, Leading with Grace

February 8th, 2021 |
Tech Tonics: Matt Wilsey, Leading with Grace

Matt Wilsey grew up wanting to serve.  He spent his early career in government working for both blue and red administrations, but was eventually lured back to where he grew up–Silicon Valley—to join the tech scene, and helped start and [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: The Promise of the COVID-19 Vaccines and the Perils of Falling Behind on Distribution

February 6th, 2021 |
Business Group on Health: The Promise of the COVID-19 Vaccines and the Perils of Falling Behind on Distribution

The COVID-19 vaccines offer promise for a brighter future but “we’re not out of the woods yet,” says Dr. Bob Wachter, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF. In a race against emerging variants, efficient vaccine distribution [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Amy Emerson and Her Psychedelic Mission

January 25th, 2021 |
Tech Tonics: Amy Emerson and Her Psychedelic Mission

Amy Emerson, CEO of MAPS Public Benefit Corp. (MAPS), grew up in Kodiak, Alaska and fell in love with both animals and science as a child.  Later in life, when considering veterinary school, she realized that she loved [See the full post…]

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How to be Time Smart: Lessons from a Harvard Business School Professor

January 22nd, 2021 |
How to be Time Smart: Lessons from a Harvard Business School Professor

Since March 2020, American workers have saved about 89 million work days from not commuting as frequently or at all, says Dr. Ashley Whillans. And yet many of us still struggle with too much to do and too little time [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Stacy Feld – Innovating Where the Consumer Meets Life Sciences

January 11th, 2021 |
Tech Tonics: Stacy Feld – Innovating Where the Consumer Meets Life Sciences

Stacy Feld had settled into a satisfying career in biotech business development when she accidentally found her way into a meeting with Genentech’s CEO and a tiny startup company called 23andMe. The moment sparked a sudden realization that [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: The American Medical Association’s Commitment to Confronting Racism and Prioritizing Health Equity

Business Group on Health: The American Medical Association’s Commitment to Confronting Racism and Prioritizing Health Equity

Racism and other systemic inequities lead to poor health outcomes for racial minority groups, says the president of the American Medical Association in our latest podcast. Dr. Susan Bailey, in conversation with Business Group on Health CEO Ellen Kelsay, explores [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Takeda’s Ariel Dowling: An Engineer With A Passion For Digital Health

December 21st, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Takeda’s Ariel Dowling: An Engineer With A Passion For Digital Health

A Jersey girl drawn first captivated by engineering while in college at Dartmouth, Ariel Dowling went on to pursue her PhD at Stanford, exploring the use of wearables to anticipate and prevent knee injuries. After several experiences at tech-focused startups, [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: What Doesn’t Work? Weight-based Blame and Shame

December 18th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: What Doesn’t Work? Weight-based Blame and Shame

Weight bias is a pervasive problem in our society, showing up in our homes, physician offices and even the workplace. But weight bias isn’t just a social injustice, it’s also a public health issue due to its far-ranging effects on [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Paul Bleicher – Physician, Scientist, Entrepreneur, Innovator

December 7th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Paul Bleicher – Physician, Scientist, Entrepreneur, Innovator

A self-described “nerdy” kid from a working class family in a bedroom community of “The City,” on the South Shore of Long Island, Paul Bleicher trained as a physician-scientist, and was heading towards a career in academic medicine when he [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Dr. Sally Shaywitz: Advancing Science, Driving Policy, Overcoming Dyslexia

November 23rd, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Dr. Sally Shaywitz: Advancing Science, Driving Policy, Overcoming Dyslexia

Dr. Sally Shaywitz – Yes, she is David’s mom – has brought an entrepreneur’s mindset to her life’s work in dyslexia, recognizing the condition as a prevalent and underappreciated need, then working tirelessly to advance the science and enact the [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: The Case for Honoring Caregivers

November 20th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: The Case for Honoring Caregivers

Even before COVID-19, the U.S. was facing a caregiving crisis. And now, well over half of Americans are worrying about, taking care of, or looking out for a friend, neighbor or family member due to pandemic. But as these unpaid [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Matthew Zachary – Making Noise and Making a Difference that is Music to Patient’s Ears

November 9th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Matthew Zachary – Making Noise and Making a Difference that is Music to Patient’s Ears

Matthew Zachary, CEO of Offscrip Media  has had multiple careers despite the fact that he shouldn’t have had any.  He had studied to be a concert pianist and composer and conductor through college, but at the age of 21, on [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Meeting Women’s Unmet Health Needs with Femtech

November 6th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: Meeting Women’s Unmet Health Needs with Femtech

For far too long, investments in digital health solutions for women have been underfunded. According to Rock Health, just 3% of the US digital health deals since 2011 have focused on women’s health and well-being. But that’s all changing. Increased [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

October 26th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

Kevin Lyman was once the world’s highest ranked Warlock in Worlds of Warcraft and a professional Halo2 player. But that wasn’t his original plan. In fact, growing up in New Jersey, Kevin always wanted to be a scientist, even before [See the full post…]

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Overcoming Health Disparities to Achieve Health Equity

October 23rd, 2020 |
Overcoming Health Disparities to Achieve Health Equity

Black women in the U.S. are two to three times more likely to die during or following childbirth than white women. And although Black women are about as likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer as their white counterparts, they’re [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Diana Brainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

October 12th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Diana Brainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

Diana Brainard’s passion for understanding our stories and experiences initially led her to study comparative literature in college; but sometime during her junior year abroad in Lyon, she realized she could pursue her passion through medicine, a journey that’s taken [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Forging Ahead with Telehealth: Quality, Access and Equity

Business Group on Health: Forging Ahead with Telehealth: Quality, Access and Equity

What do telehealth, social determinants of health and preventive care have in common? For better or for worse, all have been thrust into the national spotlight due to the coronavirus pandemic. And they share this attention for good reason, as [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

September 28th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

Geeta Nayyar started off wanting to be a teacher, but then decided “science is the answer to everything” and became a doctor. Today she is the recently-appointed Executive Medical Director at Salesforce and gets to do both, which is her [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants of Health

September 25th, 2020 |
Business Group on Health: Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants of Health

If about 60% of our health status can be attributed to medical care and lifestyle behaviors, what explains the other 40%? Social determinants of health have made national headlines, but what exactly are they and why do they matter? In [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Dr. Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

September 14th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Dr. Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

Ken Mandl has a gift for listening to other people, whether they’re mentors offering the advice that shaped his career in pediatrics and informatics at Boston’s Children Hospital and Harvard Medical School, or helping physicians and patients learn from each [See the full post…]

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Business Group on Health: Recognizing and Managing Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Business Group on Health: Recognizing and Managing Your Company’s Emotional Culture

How do the day-to-day emotions that we feel and express at work shape a company’s culture? Research shows that emotions have a profound impact on an organization and feelings like joy, pride, compassion and even love can positively impact business [See the full post…]

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