- About the Program
- Become an Innovator-in-Residence
- Sponsor an Innovator-in-Residence
- Meet Current Innovators & Alumni
History of the HHS Innovator-In-Residence Program
How Does the Partnership Work?
What Do the Application and Selection Process Look Like?
Who Can Be an Innovator-In-Residence?
Why Should I Apply?
What About Salary and Logistics?
How Do I Apply?
Why would sponsoring an IIR be valuable to your organization?
Who Can Be an Sponsoring Organization?
Eligible sponsoring organizations are non-profit organizations, non-federal government agencies, and academic institutions.
What Types of Problems Can We Propose?
Typically, the targeted problems are ones that are important for public health, relate to improvements in health and health care, and have significant policy and technology components.
How Can I Apply to Be A Sponsoring Organization?
If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsoring organization or has additional questions regarding eligibility, please email email@example.com.
Adam is currently a HIMSS Innovator-In-Residence, working at HHS, with a focus on patient matching. Adam has years of biomedical research experience including industry and academia. He has completed biomedical informatics fellowships at both the National Library of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute. He is passionate about using technology and entrepreneurial solutions to solve problems facing America’s health care system.
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.
Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a practicing physician with a background in health services research, comparative effectiveness research, and training in quality improvement methods. As an Innovator-in-Residence, she will collaborate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to promote policies and programs that support successful aging. Her primary areas of interest are delivery system innovations and the role of incentives in promoting provider and beneficiary behavior change. She has published on the impact of cost-sharing on beneficiary utilization patterns, incentive design structures for primary care physicians, and reforming physician payment. Prior to coming to coming to the IDEA Lab, Mona was leading work in the health space for the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team. She has previously worked in the Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health and as a fellow in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. She received her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her MPH in quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health.
About West Health
West Health is dedicated to pioneering new and smarter technologies, policies and practices to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at a lower cost to all Americans. Our focus is supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that enable seniors to successfully age on their own terms, preserving and protecting their dignity, quality of life and independence.
Nag’s work as an IIR focused on health care product, process and delivery innovation. He brought a combination of business, technical and operational skills to the table acquired through experience in startups, management consulting and venture finance. He has been educated at Stanford University and IIT Bombay.
Prior to joining the IIR program, Nag co-founded a medical device company – Embrace – out of a design class at Stanford. He helped raise multi-million dollar funding from marquee Silicon Valley investors, and built up the company into an 80-person team across US and India. At Embrace, he oversaw the innovation, development and commercialization of Embrace’s first product – the Embrace Nest – an innovative approach towards warming low birth-weight and premature newborns. The product has impacted over 50,000 lives till date across 7 countries, at 1/100th of the cost of traditional incubators.
Nag explored new ideas in patient engagement and aiding behavior change, within the context of complex chronic disease management and workplace wellness.
Pierce Graham Jones
Pierce Graham Jones was the 1st Innovator-in-Residence and was sponsored by the
West Health Institute. During his fellowship, he helped establish a platform for creating applications and services around CMS Blue Button enabled personal health data. This relationship helped establish many new business partners for West Health and the launch of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a separate organization led by hospitals and health systems to help drive interoperability of medical technologies.