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Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics & Design Lab Alumni

Take a look to see where NYU Langone’s Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics, and Design (HiBRID) Lab alumni are now.

Our Alumni 

Ruth Agbakoba, PhD 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Dr. Agbakoba holds a PhD in digital health innovation from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, with an MSc in health informatics and a BSc in biomedical informatics. She has a strong background in qualitative research and is keen on adopting user-centered design approaches to include clinicians and patients in the development of interventions. 

Sara Chokshi, DrPH, MSPH 

Assistant Director, HiBRID Lab 
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health 

Dr. Chokshi is currently the director of research at the Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab (HITLAB). HITLAB is a digital health innovation company in New York City that partners with organizations to shape the future of healthcare and improve lives worldwide. 

Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH 

Project Coordinator 

Mrs. Dinh-Le is currently a project manager at the Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH) at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. At CIMH, Mrs. Dinh-Le oversees several projects around mental health innovation in our local community and abroad. 

Dawn M. Feldthouse, MSN, RN-BC 

Clinical Informatics Advisor 

With experience in both clinical operations and informatics, Dawn Feldthouse sits at the intersection of digital health innovations and the future of healthcare delivery. Her efforts are focused on improving the patient experience, optimizing outcomes, and advocating for clinician wellbeing. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Columbia University. 

Jerlisa Fontaine, MPH 

Project Coordinator 

Ms. Fontaine is currently a product manager at Oscar Health, a health insurance company focused on utilizing technology, design, and data to humanize health care. 

Yagnesh Gohil 

Industrial and User Experience Design Intern 

Mr. Gohil is a master’s candidate studying industrial design at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Manufacturing in Jabalpur, India. He is interested in using his industrial design perspective to improve patient experience and continuing to apply design thinking in the healthcare sector to develop research-oriented innovative solutions. 

Andrew Heckman 

Project Manager 

Mr. Heckman is a project manager with 10 years of healthcare experience, overseeing anything from full electronic medical records implementations to specialty-targeted reporting dashboard development to opening satellite transplant evaluation clinics.

Roshini Hegde, MPH 

Project Coordinator 

Ms. Hegde is currently a product manager at Fern Health, an early-stage startup developing digital care programs for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Ms. Hegde helped successfully deliver the company’s first live product to a set of alpha users and is now working to prepare the product for business-to-business release. 

Sumaiya Islam 

Research Fellow 

Ms. Islam is a medical student in the dual BS/MD program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine. Her research background focuses on data analytics and public health domains examining health equity and inequality, with a special focus on global health. As an aspiring emergency medicine physician and future physician–scientist, she aims to deliver equitable health care access to underserved populations through community health initiates and interventions. 

Hunter Jamison 

Undergraduate Research Intern 

Mr. Jamison currently works with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advising New York City medical providers in establishing improved workflows that elevate health outcomes, patient satisfaction, health information technology use, and care coordination. 

Holly Krelle, MPhil 

Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice 

Ms. Krelle is a principal analyst at the Prime Minister’s Implementation Unit in London, England, where her team drives the delivery of the prime minister’s top domestic priorities, identifying issues and conducting rapid research to intervene where policy is found to be off track. She leads on health work force analysis and digital technologies. 

Gabriel Luce 

Project Associate 

Mr. Luce is a medical student at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He continually seeks ways to incorporate his professional skills into his medical education and has a special interest in technology as an innovative tool in healthcare delivery, as well as its impact on the experiences of patients and clinicians throughout the United States. 

Michael Mainiero  

Senior Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation, MCIT  

Co-Director, HiBRID Lab  

Mr. Maineiro is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) at Catholic Health. He is responsible for the operation of informations systems department and plays a vital role in transforming Catholic Health's digital strategy and landscape. 

Lucas Souto Manning 

Undergraduate Research Intern 

Mr. Manning is in the dual BA program at Trinity College Dublin in connection with Columbia University. He is majoring in neuroscience. 

Soaptarshi Paul 

Undergraduate Research Intern 

Mr. Paul currently attends Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he serves as treasurer for the Oncology Interest Group and volunteers at the Echo Free Clinic in the Bronx. He continues his research in digital health and hopes to incorporate it into his career as a physician. 

Lucas Wozniak 

XR Design Intern 

Mr. Wozniak is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist. He is currently a master’s candidate at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, class of 2022. He works part-time as a teaching assistant and extended reality (XR) consultant. 

Jonathan Yu 

Medical Student Intern 

Mr. Yu is currently a resident at NYU Grossman School of Medicine on the internal medicine primary care track. He seeks to apply novel technologies to improve healthcare delivery, and his current interests include leveraging digital health innovations to enhance the doctor–patient relationship and motivate patients to engage in healthy behaviors.