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Bio


Hi! I'm Vanessa.

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Bio


Hi! I'm Vanessa.

Present day

I coach professionals with a focus on non-technical and public health professionals on kicking off careers in health care innovation. I also coach aspiring, transitioning, and current entrepreneurs on building healthy lives and healthy businesses.

I speak and write about the intersection of public health and tech, innovative approaches to self-care and wellness as well as diversity in tech.

I invest in seed-stage public health tech startups at P2Health Ventures

I advise startups, corporations and government agencies on strategies for leveraging tech to improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations at Riveted Partners.

recent past

Prior, I led product development for ZeroDivide's portfolio of digital health products focused on reducing health disparities. I fostered talent acquisition and investment opportunities through XX in Health, a community of female digital health entrepreneurs and healthcare executives at Rock Health, a digital health incubator. I also led global health service design initiatives in Mozambique, Argentina and Brazil and supported mobile health product development for clients in west and east Africa. I earned my BA in psychology from Yale University and MPH in global health from Columbia University. I serve on the Health IT advisory board for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research at Morehouse School of Medicine. I have been recognized as 40 Under 40 Tech Diversity Silicon Valley, 2016 New Leaders Council San Francisco Fellow, 200 Black Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter and as a 2016 TEDMED Research Scholar.

Outside of work, I love traveling (30 countries and counting) speak Spanish and Portuguese. In my free time, you will find me working out, taking photos, writing, enjoying music and dance from the African diaspora, practicing yoga, drinking whiskey and enjoying all things nerdy.

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Advising


Advising

Advising


Advising

Advising

I advise startups, corporations, government agencies and community-based organizations on product strategy. Specific services include:

  • Market research and environmental analysis
  • Strategic planning (forecasting and business strategy)
  • Ideation and facilitation
  • Product evaluation
  • Training on specific population and behavior change issues
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Speaking


Speaking

I speak about the intersection of public health and tech, innovative approaches to self-care and wellness as well as diversity in tech.

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Speaking


Speaking

I speak about the intersection of public health and tech, innovative approaches to self-care and wellness as well as diversity in tech.

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Recent speaking engagements

In November 2016, I spoke on a panel about investment opportunities for digital health for vulnerable populations at the African American Wellness Project's Summit on Tech Solutions for Healthier Communities of Color.

In November 2016, I spoke on a panel about investment opportunities for digital health for vulnerable populations at the African American Wellness Project's Summit on Tech Solutions for Healthier Communities of Color.

In October 2016, I spoke about hacking self-care and wellness in the context of diversity and inclusion in tech.

In October 2016, I spoke about hacking self-care and wellness in the context of diversity and inclusion in tech.

Past speaking engagements

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Writing


Writing

I write about the intersection of public health and tech in addition to diversity in tech.

Writing


Writing

I write about the intersection of public health and tech in addition to diversity in tech.

Recent Articles

Past Articles

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Press


Press

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Press


Press

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Recent Press