Harsha K Rajasimha
Founder & CEO, Jeeva Informatics Solutions
Driven by a personal cause in 2012, Harsha decided to apply his years of post-doctoral experience in genomics data science and precision medicine at the National Institutes of Health and industry product development experience towards accelerating the development of diagnostics and therapies for rare diseases.
Harsha is the author of 15 high impact journal publications, book chapters and inventor on patents. He is often a keynote speaker, convener of #DigitalOMICS meetups around the Capital Beltway and part of numerous conference organizing committees. Harsha has received numerous Awards for his work in genomics, precision medicine and rare diseases including; a travel award to join the NGO Committee on Rare Diseases at the United Nations New York headquarters in Feb 2019, Lead India Foundation 2020 Award for leadership and outstanding achievement in rare diseases, NTT DATA Healthcare Life Sciences Silver award for outstanding achievement 2017, Sanofi Genzyme patient advocacy leadership award 2016, Bioscience company of the year 2014, NEI director’s innovation award 2012 for building their genomics cyber infrastructure. Harsha earned his M.S. in Computer Science (2004) and Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (2007) from Virginia Tech.
Founder, Halo Health
Veer Mehta is the founder and CEO at Halo Health Systems, a digital platform that accelerates clinical trials for pharma. With over 15 years of medical industry experience, he has extensive experience in the development & launch of FDA approved medical devices and digital health solutions. Veer has led engineering teams that have worked closely with large medical device and pharma companies, developing innovative technologies in the areas of endocrinology, cardiology, and immunology therapeutics. His passion for improving patient centricity in healthcare has led to an accomplished career in medical technologies, improving the lives of patients, clinicians, and researchers.
Sr Director, Clinical Informatics, Moderna
Jean-Remy Behaeghel is the Sr Director for Clinical Informatics at Moderna leading the digital strategy for clinical, regulatory, safety and medical affairs. Prior to joining Moderna JR was at Vertex pharmaceuticals where he transformed Clinical IT into a technology technology team enabling drug development processes and supporting the approval of five innovative medicines. He is a strong believer that people should be the main driver for technology to “make easy things easy and hard things possible”. JR is passionate about delivering life changing therapies to patients in need.
Principal Investigator’s Perspective:
Cardiologist & Principal Investigator, Scripps Health
Sanjeev Bhavnani MD is a cardiologist and physician-scientist in healthcare innovation and practice transformation at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Dr. Bhavnani was a Qualcomm Wireless Health Scholar at TSRI where he was involved in the design of next generation digital medicine clinical trials. As a principle investigator on several studies, he has designed trials using nanosensors, wireless mHealth and smartphone-connected devices, handheld ultrasound, lab-on-a-chip technologies and cloud-based data platforms across various patient populations, and to assess the impact of new technologies on healthcare quality, costs, and outcomes. These trials have been executed across the US and in resource limited areas – Uganda, India, and Mexico – were he and his team have designed the first smartphone-connected mHealth clinics . To date, these mHealth clinics have enrolled 20,000+ patients. Dr. Bhavnani works with teams of clinicians, researchers, biomedical engineers, translational informatics, and biostatisticians. He serves on the innovation advisory boards of several national medical societies and has worked with digital health think tanks to develop the CONNECT legislation and 21st Century Cures Act. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and clinical informatics and has been recognized with a Health Catalyst Award and 40-under-40 life science innovators in San Diego.
Executive Medical Director, Digital Health
PRA Health Sciences