CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • Boston, MA • October 25-27, 2017
Anna McCollister-Slipp is the Chief Advocate for Participatory Research at the Scripps Translational Science Institute, where she is charged with bringing the expertise of patients, caregivers and community physicians into the design of health research.
With Scripps, Anna recently formed VitalCrowd, a Web-based collaborative platform aimed at crowdsourcing the design of health research. In addition, she is co-founder of Galileo Analytics, a Visual Data Exploration and advanced data analytics company focused on democratizing access to and understanding of complex health data.
Anna’s passion for innovation in health data research is rooted in her personal experiences living with type 1 diabetes. As an entrepreneur and advocate, she speaks frequently about the promise of digital health, the imperative for patient data access and the need for improved outcomes measures for chronic disease. She serves on a number of government and private committees and boards aimed at promoting innovative ways to better understand, treat, empower and care for patients with complex chronic disease.
Anna is one of the lead researchers and a Co-Primary Investigator for the recently awarded NIH All of Us Research Program, a centerpiece of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. As part of a team lead by STSI’s Eric Topol, Anna and her colleagues are creating technology platforms, evaluating digital sensors and pioneering engagement methods that will form the core of the NIH cohort program’s research infrastructure.
Anna’s work as an advocate and entrepreneur has been featured in an array of publications and online media, including Forbes, Huffington Post, NEJM Catalyst and US News & World Report. She was named by XX In Health as a “Woman to Watch” at Health Datapalooza 2013, and as co-founder of Galileo Analytics, was one of a select group of innovators invited to participate in “The Hive” at TEDMED 2013.
Prior to her career in digital health and research reform, Anna worked in global communications and public affairs, advising clients and working for organizations involved in array off issues, ranging from economic and foreign policy to global public health and communications.