Damien Leri, MS.Ed, MPH

Principal Engineer
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 has a background in information technology, and he previously spent ten years as an IT director at Penn Law.
Damien holds three degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, including master's degrees in education and public health.



Passion areas

Designing delightful experiences for Penn Medicine patients, students, and staff

Favorite project outcome

Demonstrating the adoption of a technology solution that has a measurable impact

What will the future of health care look like?

More telemedicine, more efficiency, and more transparency

Wish for the future of health and medicine

More affordable for patients and taxpayers

Favorite innovator

Elon Musk

Favorite innovation

Tesla Model S

Favorite quote about innovation

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

Favorite travel destination


Little known fact about me

I traveled overseas for five years after undergrad

I could teach you how to

Do taekwondo

Favorite quote

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self." Ernest Hemingway

The best advice I've ever received

Don’t be overconfident in your beliefs

Favorite downtime activity

Playing pool

My Pet

Hero, a golden retriever