Rajiv Kumar, Brown alum '05 MD'11, will be attending Brown Hack Health 2017 as the keynote speaker. While attending Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School in 2006, Dr. Kumar co-founded ShapeUp, a wellness company that leveraged social connections to enhance employee health. As CEO, he led the growth of ShapeUp from a two person start-up to a global company which was acquired by Virgin Pulse in 2016 and had over 2 million participants. Currently the Chief Medical Officer of Virgin Pulse and President of Virgin Pulse Institute, Dr. Kumar’s focus on health innovation will set the tone for Brown Hack Health 2017.
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"Hackathon" is a "hack" + "marathon" and not the nefarious "hacking" seen in Mr. Robot. Rather "to hack" in the old Silicon Valley term means to "to create."
in Providence and across the United States are measured by analysis of treatment protocols and outcomes by race, income, gender, and other factors, and the information shows a stark contrast between the best treated and worst treated groups.
In 24h of developing fast prototypes for healthcare issues, we can make strides towards eliminating disparities in our local community and other communities nationwide.
Alpert Medical School provides access to large, modern spaces in which allow for intense collaborations with a diverse array of passionate healthcare experts & students. Its location near the Providence healthcare community, including hospitals in Lifespan, Care New England, and Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, allows for participants to engage in discussion identifying important healthcare needs in Providence.
Brown Hack Health would like to acknowledge the generous support of our 2016 gold sponsors, the Africk Family Foundation, Inc. and The Center for Nutritional Research Charitable Trust.