Dr. Kristian Olson
Kristian Olson is the Director of the MGH Springboard Studio. Kris is a Pediatrician and Internist and serves as a member of the Core Educator Faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he is also Chief Innovation Officer for the Department of Medicine’s Residency Program and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has worked in Thailand, Darfur, Indonesia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, India, and the United States and is a serial innovator. He completed an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of British Columbia, medical school at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and his residency training in the Harvard Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Program. He trained in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Sydney as a US Fulbright Scholar and completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.In 2009, he was named to the Scientific American Top 10 Honor Roll as an individual who has demonstrated leadership in applying new technologies and biomedical discoveries for the benefit of humanity. Contact Dr. Olson at email@example.com
Senior Manger, Global Business Strategy
Sandra is Senior Manager of Global Business Strategy at the MGH Springboard Studio. In this role, Sandra is primarily responsible for partnerships, strategy and growth. Sandra is passionate about working at the intersection of business value and social value in healthcare and has done so while in the public sector, the private sector and now a health system. Prior to the MGH Springboard Studio, Sandra spent seven years working on USAID-funded programs, including two years living in Uganda working in zoonotic outbreak mitigation and response. Most recently, Sandra moved to the private sector and worked in medication adherence in the domestic healthcare space followed by pandemic preparedness and vaccine manufacturing. Sandra holds her BA from Colgate University and her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health. Contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Manger, Business Operations
Frank is the Senior Manager of Business Operations at the MGH Springboard Studio. Frank began his career as a foster care case manager in the Bronx before leaving the world of social services to explore innovation in the healthcare space. Prior to joining the Springboard Studio, Frank worked in product development and sales for several early-stage healthcare technology start-ups. He is most interested in how human-centered design might be used to make the jobs of front-line health and social service workers less stressful. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Business Strategy Analyst
Nour is a Business Strategy Analyst at the MGH Springboard Studio. In this role, Nour is responsible for working with accelerator teams to get their ideas off the ground. Nour has experience developing education programs and consulting for health systems in the US, Middle East and Africa. She is passionate about improving the patient experience through high value, low cost innovations. Nour holds her BS in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, MBA in Health Sector Management and Design Thinking and Innovation from Boston University Questrom School of Business, and MPH in Program Management and Global Health from Boston University School of Public Health. Nour is from Kuwait and is a native Arabic speaker. Contact Nour at email@example.com.
Aya is currently the Head, Inclusion Strategy and Innovation for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and based in Basel, Switzerland. At NIBR, Aya focuses on an evidence based approach to D&I focusing on strategy and driving innovation through inclusion and diversity of experiences and thinking. She has a commitment to patient- and end-user centered care and innovation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Prior to joining NIBR, Aya was the Head, Innovation and Partnership at the Novartis Foundation. At the Foundation, she focused on driving collaborations across the public and private sector as well as leading the work in digital health to develop innovative healthcare models in LMICs. She also worked as the Program Manager for CAMTech and research analyst in finance. Aya graduated from Dartmouth College.
Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH
Clinical Innovation Specialist
Dr. Carroll holds an MPH in International Health and an MD with a focus in International Health. He is an attending physician in the pediatric ICU at MGHfC and he maintains research and development efforts in pediatric care delivery in low-resource settings, including Uganda, Liberia, India, and Lebanon. With a background in translational research investigating the pathophysiology of cerebral malaria, Dr. Carroll serves as the Clinical Innovation Specialist for MGH’s Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), helping to foster the development of medical technologies targeting low resource settings.
Kevin Cedrone is a Technical Specialist at CAMTech. He is responsible for reviewing and improving CAMTech’s technical capabilities including the CAMTech Innovation Platform, and in-house design and prototyping resources.
Kevin completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo. Kevin earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for research on efficiency and emissions in automotive combustion engines. As a postdoctoral research associate at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at MIT, Kevin researched novel systems to convert natural gas to liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Kevin has done research and development on lasers, 3D printing and all manner of mechatronics. Kevin has a passion for global health and development. Several of his innovative medical devices have won awards.
Hiyam Nadel, MBA, RN
Director of the Center for Innovations in Care Delivery
Hiyam is the Director of the Center for Innovations in Care Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this role, she is both a mentor and “incubator” of ideas for front-line care-givers conceiving an idea, to prototyping and beyond. She is a dedicated leader with a passion for mentoring students and nurses in developing their healthcare ideas. Hiyam is currently an inaugural Johnson and Johnson Innovation Fellow. Her extensive knowledge and expertise have also led to seats as both a Mentor and Judge on the MassChallenge panel created by the Governor of Massachusetts. She remains fully committed to her belief that Hackathon’s provide innovative grounds for new ideas and is actively involved in the Northeastern University Nursing Hackathons, IBM Watson Healthcare Hacks and Ruderman Foundation Disability Hackathons. Hiyam leads the Springboard Studio’s Nursing Innovation program.
Kimberly Whalen RN, MS, CCRN
Co-Director of Pediatric Critical Care Innovations
Kim has been a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) for 20 years. Kim and Dr. Ryan Carroll recently were awarded the Innovation Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Grant, established by the Nursing & Patient Care Services to enhance the culture of innovation with the purpose of advancing innovation in care delivery. The grant was awarded for an idea to invent a device to ensure safe transfer of blood for pediatrics and other vulnerable populations. They are the founding members of the Pediatric Critical Care Innovation Team. This team identifies real-world clinical challenges faced by providers in the pediatric ICU setting and fosters innovative solutions, with the ultimate aim to enhance outcomes, process times, safety, and survival. Her career consists of a blend of pediatric critical care, teaching, innovation and informatics.