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. Shivan is a clinical gastroenterologist and also serves as co-director of quality for the Division of Gastroenterology.   Shivan leads...
Matt Van Der Tuyn, MA Director of Design and Strategy
Matt Van Der Tuyn, MA
Matt Van Der Tuyn serves as the director of design and strategy at the Penn Medicine 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...
Deirdre Darragh, MA Director of Communications and Engagement
Deirdre Darragh, MA
Deirdre Darragh serves as the director of communications and engagement at the Penn Medicine 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...
Sara Gershkovich, MPH Director of Strategic Operations
Sara Gershkovich, MPH
Sara Gershkovich serves as the director of strategic operations at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. In this role, she provides oversight for operations efforts, engages key partners across the health system, and supports teams to accelerate and scale high-potential projects....
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 has a background in information technology, and he previously spent ten years as an IT director at Penn Law.   Damien holds...
Sri Adusumalli, MD, MSHP, MBMI Clinical Innovation Manager
Sri Adusumalli, MD, MSHP, MBMI
Sri Adusumalli is a deputy director at the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit and a clinical innovation manager at the Acceleration Lab. He is also an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, general cardiologist, echocardiographer, assistant program director for the...
Yevgeniy Gitelman, MD Clinical Informatics Manager
Yevgeniy Gitelman, MD
Yevgeniy 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.   Yevgeniy is passionate about creating customized tools that empower clinicians...
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 Informatics Manager
Emeka Anyanwu, MD, MScBMI
Emeka Anyanwu is a clinical informatics manager at 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 Data Scientist
Chris Snider, MPH
Chris Snider is a data scientist at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, Chris combines and analyzes data across multiple sources to support exploratory analyses, project evaluation, and decision-making. He also applies machine learning and statistical techniques to develop and test predictive...
Steve Honeywell, MBA Senior Data Analyst
Steve Honeywell, MBA
Steve Honeywell is a senior data analyst at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, Steve works with project teams to evaluate their data needs and build analytics solutions to help them reach their goals. Steve supports teams from exploratory analyses, to evaluation, to hand-off. He aims to make end-...
Gideon Whitehead, MS Software Engineer
Gideon Whitehead, MS
Gideon Whitehead is a software engineer at the Acceleration Lab. He creates tools to streamline work processes and provide end-users with actionable insight to assist their day-to-day responsibilities. Gideon holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in classical guitar performance from 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...
Jency Daniel, MSN, DNP Senior Innovation Manager
Jency Daniel, MSN, DNP
Jency Daniel is a senior innovation manager at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she leads projects that utilize information technology tools that can serve as a crucial interface between patients and clinicians. She is also passionate about the clinician experience at the point of care and...
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...
Brenna McGinnis Design Strategist
Brenna McGinnis
Brenna McGinnis 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...
Ken Tomczuk, MLA Design Strategist
Ken Tomczuk, MLA
Ken Tomczuk is a design strategist at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, he designs and implements initiatives to improve clinician experience and enhance health care access for patients and providers. Ken is especially passionate about applying trauma-informed engagement best practices in his...
Jenna Moyer, RN Innovation Manager
Jenna Moyer, RN
Jenna Moyer is an innovation manager at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she works to improve care delivery for patients, providers, and staff. Before joining the team, Jenna worked as a registered nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During this time, she collaborated with...
Odelia Ghodsizadeh Communications Associate
Odelia Ghodsizadeh
Odelia Ghodsizadeh is a communications associate at the Center for Health Care Innovation. She supports communications efforts to advance understanding of and engagement with the center’s projects and ensure a positive user experience with its platforms and materials.   Before joining the team,...
Caitlin McDonald, MPH Research Project Manager
Caitlin McDonald, MPH
Caitlin McDonald is a research project manager at the Acceleration Lab. In this role, she manages various studies that leverage behavioral economics principles and technology to improve patient engagement, care delivery, and population health.   Currently, her work focuses on preventive screenings...
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...