|Brown Medical School , M.D||2011|
|Brown University , B.A.||2005|
During medical school, I realized that many of the worst health problems we face as a nation–diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, osteoarthritis, depression–are related to our collective unhealthy lifestyle. I also learned through my clinical encounters that the patients who succeeded in adopting and sustaining healthy behaviors were those who leveraged their trusted social network for support, motivation, and accountability.
By launching a community non-profit organization (Shape Up Rhode Island) and a for-profit company (ShapeUp), I’ve dedicated my life to helping people reverse and prevent obesity-related illnesses through group behavior change models.
Our goal is to build the largest online social application that connects people around the world to improve their health.