Co-Directors

Liam Loscalzo

Liam Loscalzo

Co-Director (2018-2019)

Liam is a data scientist with a particular passion for healthcare. Beyond using data to answer the 'what,' he uses it to answer the 'why' and 'how' so that we can better understand systemic inefficiencies and make new insights into human health. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Health Data Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is a data scientist at biomedical AI startup nference. When he's not wrangling data, you can find him making disco beats and exploring the world with his wife and their cat.

Freddy Nguyen

Freddy Nguyen

Co-Director (2018-2019)

Freddy is an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT. He received his MD-PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He spent his career developing optical imaging methods for diagnostics, surgical guidance, and disease monitoring. He is currently developing nanosensors and imaging platforms for the real-time in vivo monitoring of cancer treatment and drug delivery. He is passionate about healthcare entrepreneurship, public policy, medical education, and cancer research.

Kriti Subramanyam

Kriti Subramanyam

Co-Director (2018-2019)

Kriti is a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, where her research focuses on the design of implantable devices to treat peritoneal cancer metastasis and their impact on the immune system. She is passionate about translational medical solutions especially in the area of global oncology. When she's not working in lab, Kriti enjoys dancing, traveling, baking, and spending time with her dog.

Volunteer Team

Nancy Hung

Nancy Hung

Former Co-Director (2017-2018)

Nancy is an MIT undergraduate studying EECS and Biomedical Engineering. She hopes to make a difference with her education in fields like biomedical devices, organs on chips, and tissue engineering. In addition to her studies, Nancy is currently working on a NeedList, a startup born out of a recent hackathon.

Shriya Srinivasan

Shriya Srinivasan

Former Co-Director (2017-2018)

Shriya is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, developing novel neural regeneration strategies to interface prostheses with human limbs. She is passionate about translational medical solutions and especially interested in global health projects.

Sonia Xu

Sonia Xu

Former Co-Director (2017-2018)

Sonia holds a BS in Neuroscience from Duke University, and currently operates as chief of staff for a stealth biotech startup developing a neuromodulation product. Previously, she lead regulatory affairs and clinical trials at a medical device startup developing low-cost diagnostics for chronic conditions, which were launched in global markets. She is transfixed by the power of innovation to transform healthcare, and a fervent believer in empowering individuals and communities to solve their unique challenges through health hackathons.

Khalil Ramadi

Khalil Ramadi

Former Co-Director (2016-2017)

Khalil is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, where he works on novel neural therapeutic devices. He is passionate translating ideas and concepts from bench to bedside through research and entrepreneurship. Khalil also holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering from the Penn State.

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Former Co-Director (2015-2016)

PhD Candidate, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. Former Co-Director of MIT HM (2015-16). Chris has also been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30, MedTech Boston 40 Under 40, and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

Ilayda Alkislar

Ilayda Alkislar

Team Member

Baris Bekdas

Baris Bekdas

Team Member

Molly Binder

Molly Binder

Team Member

Molly Binder is an Innovation Consultant at the Life Science and Technology Firm Sagentia. She earned her BS in Biophysics from Wake Forest University and has a passion for the intersection of healthcare, wellness, and technology.

Paul Chang

Paul Chang

Team Member

Paul is systems engineer working for a product development consulting firm based in Burlington, MA. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a M.Eng in systems engineering from Cornell University. He's passionate about innovation, product development, and medical devices.

Dania Daye

Dania Daye

Team Member

Jessica de la Cuesta

Jessica de la Cuesta

Team Member

Jessica de la Cuesta is passionate about innovation and is specifically fascinated by the methodologies and processes by which innovation occurs. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College, which she currently utilizes in her work as a Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA.

Megan Griffith

Megan Griffith

Team Member

Megan is an undergraduate student majoring in music therapy at Berklee College of Music. She has a knack for marketing, strategizing, and entrepreneurship. Her passion lies with healthcare and helping others. She hopes to improve, ``betterize`` and provide hope to those that struggle with healthcare!

Shwen Gwee

Shwen Gwee

Team Member

Shwen brings over a decade of experience in digital strategy, social media and pharmaceutical marketing/communications, both on the client-side and at leading agencies. He was recognized as a Top 40 Healthcare Transformer in 2015, speaks regularly at industry events and has co/chaired Digital Pharma East since 2009. Shwen sits on the advisory board for: Google (Healthcare), SXSW (Health & MedTech), Smart Patients, Digital Health Coalition, Medical Marketing & Media, and more. He also runs an annual Social Health Startup Bootcamp at SXSW, works closely with startup accelerators (e.g. StartUp Health, RockStart, etc.) and has advised and mentored a variety of startups over the last 5+ years).

Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan

Team Member

Angel Huang

Angel Huang

Team Member

Viqar Hussain

Viqar Hussain

Team Member

Sivani Jonnalagadda

Sivani Jonnalagadda

Team Member

Sivani Jonnalagadda completed her MPH in Biostatistics from Boston University. She is interested in the application of data analytics to advance healthcare innovation and address challenges in public health.

Ayesha Khalid

Ayesha Khalid

Team Member

Ayesha Khalid, MD, FACS is an ENT surgeon and MBA Candidate from Sloan who is interested in re-design of health care systems to be more patient-centered. Having done basic science, clinical research, and surgical practice- she is thrilled to be on the Hacking Medicine Team!

Jim Lee

Jim Lee

Team Member

With a background of consulting and healthcare, Jim is interested in using digital technologies to solve issues effecting our hospital systems. He is a graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is currently an Implementation Specialist at Azara Healthcare, a Burlington based startup working on Population Health.

Alan Leung

Alan Leung

Team Member

Hanna Mandl

Hanna Mandl

Team Member

Ned McCague

Ned McCague

Team Member

Ned is a Data Scientist at Kyruus, where he focuses on using data to drive innovation and insights. He has an MPH from BU in Biostatistics & Epidemiology and previously worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Rajib Mondal

Rajib Mondal

Team Member

Karthik Paga

Karthik Paga

Team Member

Varesh Prasad

Varesh Prasad

Team Member

Bryan Ranger

Bryan Ranger

Team Member

Bryan is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, and is completing his graduate research in the Biomechatronics group of the MIT Media Lab. He has a long-standing interest in global health and innovation, having worked on projects in Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, the WHO, and USAID.

Saeyoung Rho

Saeyoung Rho

Team Member

Aditi Shankar

Aditi Shankar

Team Member

Aditi is an MBA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She has worked in healthcare for leading strategy consulting firms and the Gates Foundation. She is deeply interested in understanding how technology, product design and development, and business can come together to solve preventive and diagnostic care issues. Aditi holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Barnard College.

Jackie Shen

Jackie Shen

Team Member

Jackie is an undergraduate student at MIT studying biology with minors in applied international studies and public policy. Her interests include environmental sustainability and contemporary dance.

Ginny Sun

Ginny Sun

Team Member

Ginny is an undergraduate at MIT studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her interests include medical devices, healthcare technology, and machine learning.

Tanya Talkar

Tanya Talkar

Team Member

Julie Vaughn

Julie Vaughn

Team Member

Julie is an undergraduate at MIT studying EECS and Biomedical Engineering. Her interests include medical devices, rehab technology, microfluidics, and machine learning.

Michael Woonton

Michael Woonton

Team Member

Justin Yu

Justin Yu

Team Member

Justin is an undergraduate at MIT studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology. His interests include innovation, design and technology.

Alumni Team

Andrea Ippolito

Andrea Ippolito

Former Co-Director and Co-Founder

Priya Garg

Priya Garg

Former Co-Director (2014-2015)

Allen Cheng

Allen Cheng

Co-Founder

Winter Guerra

Winter Guerra

Former Technology Team Lead

Jessie Lin

Jessie Lin

Former Team Member

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

Former Team Member

Andrew Rosenthal

Andrew Rosenthal

Founding Hacker

Aparna Sud

Aparna Sud

Former Team Member

Allison Yost

Allison Yost

Former Co-Director (2013-2015) and Co-Founder

RJ Andrews

RJ Andrews

Founding Hacker

Kristie Chung

Kristie Chung

Former Team Member

Anwar Hussain

Anwar Hussain

Founding Hacker

Katerina Mantzavinou

Katerina Mantzavinou

Former Team Member

TJ Parker

TJ Parker

Founding Hacker

Aartik Sarma

Aartik Sarma

Former Team Member

Judy Wang

Judy Wang

Founding Hacker

Lina Colucci

Lina Colucci

Former Co-Director (2014-2015)

Karsten Bahlmann

Karsten Bahlmann

Former Team Member

Elliot Cohen

Elliot Cohen

Co-Founder

Hari Iyer

Hari Iyer

Former Team Member

Dan McQueen

Dan McQueen

Former Team Member

Alex Revelos

Alex Revelos

Former Team Member

Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh

Former Team Member

Tatyana Gubin

Tatyana Gubin

Former Co-Director (2015-2017)

Ryan Carroll

Ryan Carroll

Former Team Member

Smitha Gudapakkam

Smitha Gudapakkam

Former Team Member

Shirlene Liew

Shirlene Liew

Former Team Member

Babak Movassaghi

Babak Movassaghi

Former Team Member

Joao Ribas

Joao Ribas

Former Team Member

Monica Stanciu

Monica Stanciu

Former Team Member

Faculty Advisors

Bill Aulet

Bill Aulet

Faculty Advisor

Bill is the managing director in the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. In April 2013, Bill was awarded the Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurial Mentoring at MIT. He is the author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship.

Zen Chu

Zen Chu

Co-Founder and Lead Faculty Advisor

Zen is Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Innovation at the MIT Sloan and Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. He has served as founding CEO of three healthcare companies.

Fiona Murray

Fiona Murray

Faculty Advisor

Professor Murray is the Associate Dean of Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Faculty Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. She is the Co-Director of MIT’s Initiative for Innovation.