People

We are clinicians, designers, engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, and project managers with specialties in medicine, behavioral economics, health policy, business development, design-thinking, informatics, computer science, biostatistics, communications, marketing, operations management, and more.  

David Asch, MD, MBA Executive Director
David Asch, MD, MBA
David Asch is the executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. He is the John Morgan Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.   David's research aims to understand and improve how physicians and patients...
Roy Rosin, MBA Chief Innovation Officer
Roy Rosin, MBA
Roy Rosin is the chief innovation officer at Penn Medicine. He works with thought leaders from across the health system to turn ideas into measurable impact in the areas of health outcomes, patient experience, and high-value care.   Previously, Roy served as the first vice president of innovation...
Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP Associate Chief Innovation Officer
Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP
Shivan Mehta is the associate chief innovation officer at Penn Medicine and an assistant professor of medicine and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. He is also the co-director of quality for the Division of Gastroenterology. Shivan leads a team of managers, designers, and engineers...
Matt Van Der Tuyn, MA Director of Design and Strategy
Matt Van Der Tuyn, MA
Matt Van Der Tuyn is the director of design and strategy for the Center for Health Care Innovation. Since joining the team in 2012, Matt has worked with staff from across the health system to explore how design principles can enable the transformation of care delivery. Matt believes in an evidence-...
Deirdre Darragh, MA Director of Communications and Engagement
Deirdre Darragh, MA
Deirdre Darragh is the director of communications and engagement for the Center for Health Care Innovation. Through strategic communication efforts, Deirdre works to enhance the visibility, reach and impact of priority initiatives to position the organization as a leader in health care innovation....
Mohit Prajapati, MSc, MBA Director of R&D Strategy and Operations
Mohit Prajapati, MSc, MBA
Mohit Prajapati is the director of research and development strategy and operations for the Acceleration Lab. In this role, he works to develop and integrate novel innovations into care delivery to improve health outcomes, enhance quality and reduce cost. Via a joint program with Penn Health-Tech,...
Damien Leri, MS.Ed, MPH Principal Engineer
Damien Leri, MS.Ed, MPH
Damien Leri is a principal engineer at the Acceleration Lab. He builds platforms for rapid experimentation to test assumptions and evaluate a variety of solutions.   Damien holds three degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, including master's degrees in education and public health.
Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP Clinical Innovation Manager
Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP
Krisda Chaiyachati is a clinical innovation manager at the Acceleration Lab. Krisda advises projects aimed at making health care more accessible for patients, particularly marginalized populations such as racial minorities and low-income patients. His project portfolio focuses on reimagining...
Srinath Adusumalli MD, MSc, FACC Clinical Innovation Manager
Srinath Adusumalli MD, MSc, FACC
Srinath Adusumalli serves as a clinical innovation manager at the Acceleration Lab and the Nudge Unit. He is also an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, a general cardiologist, echocardiographer, and assistant cardiovascular disease fellowship program...
Eugene Gitelman, MD Clinical Informatics Manager
Eugene Gitelman, MD
Eugene Gitelman is a clinical informatics manager at the Acceleration Lab, a hospitalist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and an assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine.   Eugene is passionate about creating customized tools that empower clinicians to...
David Do, MD Clinical Informatics Manager
David Do, MD
David Do is a clinical informatics manager at the Acceleration Lab. His work leverages big data to automate clinical care aspects and assist clinicians in delivering care more efficiently. He leverages elements of design, user experience, and agile development to create new digital products, many...
Emeka Anyanwu, MD, MScBMI Clinical Innovation Manager
Emeka Anyanwu, MD, MScBMI
Emeka Anyanwu is a clinical innovation manager for the Acceleration Lab. He is also an assistant professor at the Perelman School of Medicine and a general cardiologist and echocardiographer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.   Emeka is interested in the potential for clinical...
Chris Snider, MPH Senior Data Analyst
Chris Snider, MPH
Chris Snider is a senior data analyst at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, Chris combines and analyzes data across multiple sources to support exploratory analyses, project evaluation, and decision-making at the Acceleration Lab. Chris is passionate about making data more accessible and...
Kelley Kugler, MS Senior Innovation Manager
Kelley Kugler, MS
Kelley Kugler is a senior innovation manager at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she leads projects that improve how patients and employees experience care inside and well beyond Penn Medicine's walls. She is passionate about aligning the ways of medicine with the ways of life, recognizing the...
David Resnick, MS.Ed, MPH Senior Innovation Manager
David Resnick, MS.Ed, MPH
David Resnick is a senior innovation manager at the Acceleration Lab, where he works to reimagine and implement new models of care. His current projects help vulnerable patients spend less time in the hospital and more time safely at home.    David is passionate about blending his interests in...
Cathy Reitz, MPH Project Manager
Cathy Reitz, MPH
Cathy Reitz is a research project manager at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, Cathy manages a portfolio of research studies that leverage technology and principles from behavioral economics to drive innovation in care delivery and improve population health outcomes at Penn Medicine.   Her...
Michael McAllister, MiD Design Strategist
Michael McAllister, MiD
Michael McAllister is a design strategist at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, he focuses on understanding people, their needs, motivations, and how they feel. Many people need permission to surface their needs. This is where trust building, play, and humor enter. Often they don't think their...
Brenna McGinnis Design Strategist
Brenna McGinnis
Brenna is a design strategist at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she works with patients, families, and clinical teams to reimagine what is possible in health care. Brenna is passionate about ensuring that people feel truly seen, heard, and cared for, and she seeks opportunities to build...
Dakota Marine, MS Communications Associate
Dakota Marine, MS
Dakota "Koty" Marine is a communications associate at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she supports efforts to position the organization as a leader in health care innovation. Before joining the team, Koty was the communications manager at the non-profit Maccabi USA, overseeing communications...
Caitlin McDonald, MPH Clinical Research Coordinator
Caitlin McDonald, MPH
Caitlin McDonald is a clinical research coordinator at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she assists with the development, operations, and daily management of various studies that leverage behavioral economics principles to improve patient engagement and clinical delivery. Currently, her work...
Evelyn Okorie Clinical Research Coordinator
Evelyn Okorie
Evelyn Okorie is a clinical research coordinator at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she assists with the development and daily management of various studies that leverage behavioral economics principles to improve patient engagement and care delivery. Evelyn holds a master of biomedical...
Keyirah Williams Program Coordinator
Keyirah Williams
Keyirah Williams is the program coordinator for the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she supports efforts to optimize operational processes for the Innovation Accelerator Program and the Acceleration Lab as a whole. Keyirah holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and African American studies from...