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Intro


Hi! I'm Vanessa.

 

I'm a healthcare innovation strategist, speaker, writer and advisor.

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Intro


Hi! I'm Vanessa.

 

I'm a healthcare innovation strategist, speaker, writer and advisor.

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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

Board Appointments

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I serve on the Board of Directors for this Oakland nonprofit that teaches mindfulness meditation to at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth.

I serve on the advisory board for Morehouse School of Medicine's Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center's NIH research grant on health policy and health technology adoption within underserved communities.

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Speaking


Speaking

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

Invite Me to Speak

Speaking


Speaking

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

Invite Me to Speak

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.

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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 digital health for vulnerable populations and diversity in tech.

Writing


Writing

I write about digital health for vulnerable populations and diversity in tech.

Recent Blogs

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BLOG SERIES: INNOVATION FOR MEDICALLY VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

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Lessons from launching the first -- and only -- public health tech fund

Other Blogs and Publications

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Press


Press

Have a media request? Drop me a line.

Request an Interview

 

Press


Press

Have a media request? Drop me a line.

Request an Interview

 

Awards and Honors

I was selected as a fellow to the 2016 class of New Leaders Council, a leadership program that trains and promotes the progressive entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

I was selected as one of 40 TEDMED Research Scholars, a cadre of experts that researches and reviews speakers for TEDMED's speaker selection process.


Recent Press Mentions

 

I was recently recognized as an honoree at the Inaugural 40 Under 40 Tech Diversity Silicon Valley in September 2015.

 

I was quoted in an article entitled Online Health Tools Might Not Help the People Who Need It Most in October 2015.

Other Mentions