Sean Duffy admits he’s been a health geek since he was a teenager. His obsession drew him to study neuroscience at Columbia University and it continued to pull at him even after he went to work at Google. In 2009, he decided to pursue a joint MD/MBA degree at Harvard. Between his first and second year, he served as health wellness domain specialist at the design firm IDEO. He realized during that summer the healthcare technology world was missing a vital element: design.
Sean decided to change that. During his internship at IDEO, Sean’s assignment was to identify an intervention with strong clinical backing, and worked in a face-to-face setting. The NIH’s Diabetes Prevention Program Study intervention was chosen to translate, enhance and move into the digital space. All of which led Sean to found Omada Health, a pioneer in the field of digital therapeutics that operates at the intersection of science, technology and design. He set out on a mission to design highly engaging, effective ways to inspire lasting behavior change in those at risk of chronic disease.
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