Executive Director, Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics UCSF and Chief Digital Transformation Officer UCSF
Dr. Blum is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics at UCSF. He specializes in preventative cardiology and the care of patients with congestive heart failure and valvular heart disease. Prior to his medical career, he was trained as an engineer and applies his technical expertise as UCSF’s Chief Digital Transformation Officer and Executive Director for CDHI. He has a special interest in the application of digital technologies and clinical decision support to improve clinical care. As Executive Director for CDHI, he leads UCSF’s early stage validation and incubation of digital health technologies to improve wellness preservation and disease management. Under his leadership, CDHI collaborates with industry partners to commercialize and distribute the solutions.
Director of Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Program Director, SmarterHealth Artificial Intelligence Program
Dr. Callcut is double board certified in General Surgery and Critical Care and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF. She maintains an active clinical practice as an ICU Intensivist and Trauma/General Surgeon. Dr. Callcut’s efforts with the Center for Digital Health Innovation are focused on leading a multi-disciplinary team working at the intersection of artificial intelligence to drive change in the delivery of healthcare for both patients and providers. Dr. Callcut also directs a multidisciplinary NIH and DOD funded translational research lab focused on optimizing outcomes following severe injury and illness.
Mary Beth has over 25 years of healthcare experience in creating, validating and commercializing innovative solutions in digital health, biopharma, behavioral health, population health (including disease management), wellness, and pharmacy benefit management. In 2010, Mary Beth co-founded Healthrageous, a chronic disease self-management platform combining monitoring device data with algorithm-driven digital behavioral coaching. As CEO she was responsible for the company's sale in 2013. Prior to Healthrageous, she established public/private partnerships on behalf of Pfizer to validate new population health lifestyle modification models within Medicaid populations.
Mary Beth supports the lifecycle of our projects, including articulating a market need, visualizing the design, identifying growth market targets, creating the business plan, and securing the funding and strategic partnerships to achieve the vision.
UCSF Email: Maryelizabeth.Chalk@ucsf.edu
Director of Technology
Ed Martin is the Director, Technology at CDHI. Ed has implemented several ground-breaking healthcare applications that have won several UC Sautter Innovation Awards. Examples include Careweb Messenger, a clinician collaboration application that facilitates communications around in-patient care; a mobile patient care survey and analytics tool for UCSF Health's Nursing Performance Improvement team; and a Research Participant Management System that facilitates the enrollment of research volunteers for clinical studies campus-wide by allowing people to register online for projects they are interested in.
Prior to UCSF, Ed was founder and VP, Engineering for Loyalty Lab, a marketing solutions startup that was acquired by TIBCO. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Informatics from Boston University.
UCSF Email: Ed.Martin@ucsf.edu
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UCSF Profile: https://profiles.ucsf.edu/ed.martin
Director of Clinical Informatics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Aaron Neinstein, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Informatics at CDHI. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Clinical Informatics, and maintains an active clinical practice in Endocrinology. His expertise in the development and use of novel diabetes technologies spans from publishing peer-reviewed articles, to consulting and advising companies, speaking at conferences and educational events, and blogging for Medscape. Dr. Neinstein believes in empowering patients and physicians to access, share, understand, and use health information in day-to-day care, including outside of traditional healthcare settings. He has devoted his informatics career to advancing health policy and creating tools that facilitate connected, collaborative care as well as ecosystems that enable integration of innovative software into care delivery workflows. He helped lead UCSF's Epic EHR implementation and optimization and was on the founding team of Tidepool, a non-profit that creates open-source software to empower people with diabetes. At CDHI, he leads a multi-disciplinary team focused on digital transformation of care delivery at UCSF, development and commercialization of novel technologies, and advocacy work that hopes to enable a national digital health ecosystem. He majored in American Studies at Northwestern University, graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and did his Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at UCSF. He was inducted as an inaugural Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Expert in Residence for AI
Bob Rogers, PhD, is Expert in Residence for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at UCSF/CDHI Smarter Health, where he applies his experience solving problems with advanced analytics and AI to help build world-class medical AI technologies. Prior to CDHI, Bob was Chief Data Scientist in the Data Center Group at Intel. Bob was also co-founder and Chief Scientist at Apixio, a big data analytics company for healthcare. Bob’s mission is to put powerful analytics and AI tools in the hands of all decision makers. To achieve that, he believes that the secrets of unstructured data must be unlocked through the application of broadly accessible analytical tools.
UCSF Email: Robert.Rogers@ucsf.edu
Chief Strategy Officer
Rhona Snyman is the Chief Strategy Officer for UCSF’s Center for Digital health Innovation. Working with the Executive Director, Rhona is responsible for defining and implementing CDHI’s Strategy in addition to managing CDHI operations which includes all deliverables, assets, and partnerships. Rhona is responsible for ensuring that all operational areas of CDHI are effectively engaged in supporting the organizations continued aggressive growth in achievement of CDHI Strategic Initiatives. Rhona works with and across all CDHI’s teams & partnerships to establish specific plans, deliverables and measurable objectives. Rhona has 20 years experience in technology, 12 years focused on Digital health transformation. Prior to joining CDHI, Rhona was responsible for overseeing the product development and business strategy for the UCSF School of Medicine IT, which included planning the early stage adoption of innovation programs such as Telemedicine and Salesforce across UCSF.