Judges

We are excited to be joined by some of the leading technology, academic, and ethics experts on the East Coast.

 
 
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sofia noori

psychiatry resident pgy2

Sofia is a resident physician in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Prior to residency, Sofia has worked at multiple start-ups including Lyra Health and Health 2.0. She co-founded an admissions consulting firm during medical school and a digital health venture during graduate school. She is interested in entrepreneurship, digital mental health and the potential for technology to improve health equity. Sofia now advises early-stage ventures at Yale, leads the psychiatry and technology group at Yale Psychiatry and is the faculty coordinator for a substance use entrepreneurship program.


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Sri Muthu

CEO & Co-Founder, HealthVenture Corporation

Managing director, HealthVenture Labs

Sri Muthu is CEO & Co-founder of HealthVenture Corporation and Managing Director of HealthVenture Labs. Immediately prior, he was the Head of Technology for Innovation, R&D and the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator. Sri graduated from Yale with an MBA in Healthcare Leadership. He also completed Oxford Private Equity Program and the Strategic Decision and Risk Management program at Stanford. Sri is also a proud Hokie grad of Virginia Tech. He holds FINRA 7, 63 and 24 registrations and has completed Health-CISSP, CISA, CISSP, CISM and CGEIT Cyber-Security examinations. He is currently a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow and an active panel moderator and judge for Healthcare and Venture Capital events.


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Howard Forman

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale University

Howie Forman is a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Public Health (Health Policy), Management, and Economics at Yale University. He is an active diagnostic radiologist in the YNHH Emergency Room, while being the faculty director for finance, in the Department of Radiology. Since 1998, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on healthcare policy, economics, finance, and leadership. He is the faculty director and founder of Yale’s MD/MBA program and the Healthcare focus area of the Executive MBA program. Since 2011, he has been the director of the Health Care Management (HCM) Program at the YSPH. He is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and quality improvement. He has worked in the US Senate, as a health policy fellow, on Medicare legislation.


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Dr seth feuerstein

DIRECTOR, YALE CENTER FOR DIGITAL HEALTH

Seth Feuerstein, MD, JD, is a part-time member of the faculty at at the Yale School of Medicine, as the Director of the Yale Center for Digital Health, on the advisory board of the Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology, and as a psychiatrist for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He is the PI on a 5 year program funded by NIDA called “Innovation to Impact” that trains researchers in how to bring their research innovations into the  roader health care ecosystem.   He is also health technology and software entrepreneur and executive.  He has worked to develop, study and scale technologically based innovations to enhance access, data collection, research and care in the medical ecosystem. Most recently as the founder and CEO of Cobalt Therapeutics [which was acquired by Magellan Health.]   Cobalt was a first generation digital CBT company and the software programs for insomnia, depression, panic attacks, OCD, phobias, addiction and mood are now in more than 50 million benefit lives and in four national health systems and multiple languages.


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Vinod Srihari

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training; Director, STEP Program

Dr. Srihari's clinical and research interests are focused on the evaluation and treatment of individuals with psychotic disorders. He directs a clinic that provides a specialized model of care to individuals who are early in the course of a psychotic disorder. The clinic for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP, www.step.yale.edu) is based at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven. 


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solome tibebu, mental health tech expert

Solome Tibebu is a mental health technology expert, digital health investor at Launchpad Digital Health, and co-author of ReThink Behavioral Health Innovation. She was founder and CEO of Cognific and served as an enterprise sales leader at healthcare startups and large behavioral health IT/EHR corporations. Solome was the first employee at tech accelerator Project Skyway and co-founded one of the largest healthcare startup networks in the Midwest, healthcare.mn. Solome is a national speaker and adviser to several mental health and opioid-related startups, adviser to Bring Change 2 Mind, and Founder & Chair of Anxiety In Teens 501c3 non-profit.