Leo Anthony Celi MD SM MPH
– “Solving the Problems of Healthcare”
Leo Anthony Celi has practiced medicine in three continents, giving him broad perspectives in healthcare delivery. He holds a faculty position at Harvard Medical School as an intensive care specialist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is the clinical research director for the Laboratory of Computational Physiology (LCP) at MIT. He also founded and co-directs Sana, a cross-disciplinary organization based at the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, whose objective is to leverage information technology to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.
Alon Dagan MD
– “Bridging the Divide between IT Developers and Clinicians”
Alon Dagan is an Emergency Medicine Physician with a background in biomedical engineering. He is interested in developing pragmatic and innovative tools for addressing the complex problems facing healthcare in the developing world. He is currently working clinically as an attending emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, St. Luke’s, and Cambridge Hospitals, and serves an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, Alon is a MIT Research Affiliate at the MIT Laboratory of Computational Physiology. He joined the Sana team in 2016 and has been assisting in the design and implementation of international hackathons, as well as providing a clinical perspective to technical projects addressing healthcare issues.
Kenneth Eugene Paik MD MMSc MBA
– “Design Thinking in Global Health Informatics”
Dr. Kenneth Eugene Paik is a clinical informatician driving quality improvement and democratizing access through technology innovation, combining a multidisciplinary background in medicine, artificial intelligence, business management, and technology strategy. As a research scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology, he is investigating the secondary analysis of health data and building intelligent decision support systems. He is also the co-director of Sana, where he leads capacity-building programs and research projects driving quality improvement through digital technologies in health.
Katharine Morley, MD, MPH
– “The Formula for Good Health”
Dr. Katharine Morley is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She practices in the Department of Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. She received an MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health. She written approximately a dozen successfully funded grants in global health. She mentors medical and public health students from Harvard on global health projects.
Michael Morley, MD, MHCM
– “The Formula for Good Health”
Dr. Michael Morley is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. He also graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and obtained a Masters in Health Care Management from The Harvard School of Public Health. He also has an interest in teaching residents, fellows and medical students from Harvard and KKU.
Working together as a team, Drs. Katharine and Michael Morley have worked on Global Health projects for many years in many countries including nearly 15 years in Thailand. They worked together on a Fulbright Specialist Grant in 2015 in Khon Kaen concerning patient safety with Drs. Chat and Apichat. Their global health interests include mHealth, capacity building, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement. They were members of one of the winning teams at the 2016 MIT “Hacking Medicine” hackathon.
James W. Weis
– “Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship”
James W. Weis has founded and led several initiatives aimed at increasing the pace of innovation within the life sciences and healthcare industries. As a President and Founder of the MIT Biotechnology Group, the first MIT student group dedicated to building relationships between academia and the biotechnology industry, he oversaw growth to >1,500 members in under two years. James also organized the Life Sciences Division of the MIT Alumni Angel Group, which connects MIT-affiliated life sciences startups with alumni investors. James is currently completing his PhD in the MIT Computational and Systems Biology Initiative where he develops artificial intelligence methods for the design of next-generation biocatalysts. In his spare time he enjoys motorcycling, martial arts (including Muay Thai), and salsa dancing.
Collin Fair is a senior Software Engineering student at the University of Waterloo, with industry experience ranging from highly scalable cloud infrastructure to low-power wearable devices. His interests lie in developing practical solutions that integrate hardware, software, and existing resources to address concrete challenges across disciplines. Previously, he has worked with Sana to create a patient-centered mobile health record solution to address the unique problem of long-term healthcare in transient refugee populations. He was also a member of the winning team at the 2015 UNFPA Hack4Youth hackathon in Kampala, Uganda.
Dr. Boonchai Kijsanayotin
Dr. Boonchai Kijsanayotin is born in 1959 and earned his medical degree from the Chulalongkorn University and Board Certified Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine from Thai Medical Council. He spent 15 years working at rural public hospital as an internal medicine clinician. While he was working as a clinician in the hospital, he was also responsible for the Hospital Information System (HIS) and oversaw the hospital telemedicine station, one of Thai Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Telemedicine project. In 2008, he received his MS. & Ph.D. in Health Informatics from University of Minnesota, USA. Currently, he is the health informatician and research manager at Thai Health Information Standards Development Center (THIS) (http://www.this.or.th/) , an affiliated agency of the Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. He is also the co-chair of the Asian eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) (http://aehin.org/) , vice president of Thai Medical Informatics Association (TMI) (http://tmi.or.th/) , International representative of TMI for International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), member of Thai Medical Council and Royal College of Physicians of Thailand. His working areas and research interest include eHealth in developing country especially Thailand, National health data standards and interoperability, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Socio-technical aspect of Health Information Technology and Health/biomedical informatics education in Thailand. His current works are the development of Thai Medicines Terminology (TMT), the semantic standard for Thai pharmaceutical products, which is a SNOMED-CT extension standard and the implementation of the LOINC standard in Thailand healthcare information systems.
Assoc. Prof. Bandit Thinkhamrop, Ph.D. (Statistics)
Assoc. Prof. Bandit Thinkhamrop is an associate professor of biostatistics at the Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He got the Ph.D. in Statistics in 2000 from the University of Newcastle, Australia. His expertise involves applying statistics in epidemiological and clinical research, in particular non-communicable disease such as cancer. He involved large volume data management for more than 10 national studies and managed more than 50 research projects concurrently. He also plays the leader roles for software developers. More than 10 software had been developed, 5 are web applications involving health information that are currently used nationally. He published 93 research papers in various international journals and authored 4 books in biostatistics.