Hi, I’m Chris.
I originally completed my studies in neuroscience with the sole purpose of understanding how people work. In my undergraduate studies, I heavily involved myself in the psychology and neuroscience departments, conducting research on human perceptual systems and completing an independent study on behavioral economics, as well as the chemistry department as a teaching assistant. During my undergraduate studies, I also was the editor of photography and graphic design for the school newspaper. Furthermore, I lead a health outreach trip to Nicaragua after completing 2 similar trips. All of this put together: a student who loved neuroscience, understanding behavior, chemistry, visual design, healthcare, and responsible global aid.
My first foray into work was with a company called Novapeutics. This was a “start-up” pharmaceutical lab spun out of an academic research lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Our goal was to reverse Type 2 Diabetes, which was quite a lofty goal. While I was originally brought on simply to be a chemist, I got involved in some of the business operations. This is where my love for startups and business was born.
My next and latest endeavor has been with a company named Doctella. Over the last 4 years, I went from a medical content developer to the head of clinical implementation and overseeing parts of our product, specifically with a focus on the front end UI/UX for the general platform, and specifically, developing our consumer app and enterprise clinical platform. Here, I have worked alongside some of the brightest minds I’ve met in clinical research, public health, and technology. This is where my love for product management in digital health was born and is my main driving force today.
Head of Implementation, Content Development, and Product
Doctella is the most feature rich cloud based Remote Patient Monitoring solution that includes patient engagement, automated monitoring and education. Doctella utilizes wearables and patient owned devices to make the benefits of RPM accessible and affordable for all patients and health systems. I lead clinical implementation, and am instrumental in product development, business development, and marketing.
Biopharmaceutical start-up spun out of the University of Pennsylvania’s UPstart program and Dr. Xianxin Hua’s laboratory focusing on the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics to treat Type 2 Diabetes by regenerating pancreatic beta cells and restoring endogenous insulin production. Performed cell viability assays and business development efforts.
2011 – 2014
Multisensory Speech Persception Lab
Lab Supervisor & Research Assistant
Research in the MSP lab is focused on examining how perceptual and learning mechanisms operate within a multisensory environment. I led a lab team to design 3 experiments and run and implement as many as 5 experiments simultaneously to understand speech language perception. See article about our research into multisensory integration and autism.