by Stephani Simmons
August 9, 2017
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Jacob’s work and research lie at the intersection of healthcare, technology, data analytics and consumer engagement. He is a co-founder and CEO at Wellframe, a Boston-based health tech company that combines mobile devices and artificial intelligence to amplify therapeutic relationships in order optimally engage patients in personalized care plans. Jacob was previously Product Manager at RunKeeper, a leading mobile/web health and fitness platform. Prior to that, he was the Director of Research and Strategy at Dossia, an employer driven health IT initiative. He holds a doctorate in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, where his research focused on lifestyle behaviors and cardiovascular health. He previously championed the importance of physical activity to the brain and learning at the nonprofit The Ratey Institute, lectured in the Department of Physical Activity and Health Science at UMass Boston, interned with the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health at the World Health Organization, completed a Masters in Physiology, with distinction, at the University of Oxford (Exeter College) and holds a BA in Neurobiology, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. Jacob is a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper. He has authored numerous peer reviewed articles, book chapters, technical papers and contributed articles.