Datavant's Vision is to Connect the World's Health Data

We believe in connecting healthcare data to eliminate the silos of healthcare information that hold back innovative medical research and improved patient care. We help data owners manage the privacy, security, compliance, and trust required to enable safe data sharing.

Datavant's vision is backed by Roivant Sciences, Softbank, and Founders Fund, and combines technical leadership and healthcare expertise. Datavant is located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District.

Read about the Datavant Vision here.

Meet Our Team

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Travis May

Founder & CEO

Prior to Datavant, he was co-founder and CEO of LiveRamp, a marketing technology company that eliminates data siloes for the world's largest marketers. LiveRamp was acquired in 2014 by Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) for $310 million. Mr. May graduated with degrees in economics and mathematics from Harvard College, where he received Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude honors. He was listed on Forbes Magazines' "30 Under 30 List" and AdAge's "40 Under 40" list.

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Patsy Bailin

Head of Privacy

Before joining Datavant, Patsy was the Privacy Officer for LiveRamp. She was a Research Fellow for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and currently serves on its Publications Advisory Board. Patsy has a Bachelors degree from Wellesley College and a Masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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Aneesh Kulkarni

Head of Data Science & Engineering

Before Datavant, Aneesh was a data science lead at Lyft, where he built dispatch, fraud, and pricing algorithms. Previously, he was a software engineer at Microsoft. Aneesh received a Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard, and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

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Shahir Kassam-Adams

Head of Strategy

Shahir was a co-Founder of Universal Patient Key (UPK) – now a part of Datavant. He has been an operator or early investor in multiple healthcare technology-enabled startups and companies including Aileron Solutions, Social Safeguard, TGaS, Decision Resources Group (DRG), and Thomson Reuters Scientific & Healthcare. Shahir has an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins and an MBA from Wharton.

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Jason LaBonte

Head of Product

Jason has over 15 years of experience in health information, market research, and commercial benchmarking, and has held executive leadership roles at Decision Resources Group, MedPanel, and UPK. Jason has designed and launched successful new products at every stage of his career. Jason has an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton and a PhD in Virology from Harvard.

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Sam Roosz

Head of Partnerships

Sam is a healthcare product veteran with experience in pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies to bring over 15 products to market. Sam received a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard, and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Holly May

Head of People and Operations

Prior to Datavant, Holly led business operations at Elementum, a SaaS platform for supply chain management. Previously, she supported the commercialization of dozens of medical innovations across pharma, biotech, devices, and tech-enabled medical services. Holly received a degree in History of Science from Harvard and holds a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Bob Borek

Head of Marketing

Bob moved to Datavant from Roivant Sciences where he was Head of Business Operations. Before moving into healthcare, Bob worked at D. E. Shaw & Co. in New York and practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Bob graduated with a J.D. and M.B.A. from Yale Law School and Yale School of Management in 2013, and holds a B.A.S.H in Symbolic Systems and English Literature from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

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David Gold

Engineering

Prior to joining the Datavant engineering team, David received a B.S. in Chemical and Physical Biology with a minor in Computer Science from Harvard College. As an undergraduate he conducted research to study cellular processes implicated in disease. Outside of work he can be found baking flaky pastry and throwing pottery.

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Serena Gupta

Engineering

Serena is a member of the Engineering Team. Before joining, she worked to build tools to support an internal care team and earned her B.S. in Math and Computer Science from Berkeley. She likes listening to audiobooks and climbing.

Victor Cai

Victor Cai

Engineering

Victor is a member of the Engineering Team. When he’s not organizing the world’s health data, Victor enjoys watching 30 Rock, playing badminton, and reminding friends that there’s always room for dessert. Victor did his undergrad at Cornell, where he studied math.

Pooja Kathail

Pooja Kathail

Engineering

Pooja is a member of the Engineering team. Prior to joining Datavant she received a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University, where she conducted single-cell genomics research.

Andrew Chin

Andrew Chin

Engineering

Andrew is a data scientist on the Engineering Team. Prior to Datavant, he received his B.S. and M.S. in statistics from the University of California, Davis, where he researched machine learning methods on large network data.

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Michael Gorman

Head of Enterprise Partnerships

Michael has held a variety of senior roles in companies specializing in data and analytics. Past employers include Acxiom, McKinsey, and ESPN. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and University of Chicago.

Lauren Stahl

Lauren Stahl

Head of Customer Success

Before joining Datavant, Lauren was Director of Business Development at Universal Patient Key. Prior to that, Lauren had a healthcare technology startup of her own and spent several years at UBS as an Institutional Equities Salesperson. Lauren received a degree in Economics and Entrepreneurial Leadership from Tufts University.

Paul Bayless

Paul Bayless

Implementations

Paul has over 30 years of experience in Healthcare IT, Business Intelligence and Quality Assurance. Prior to Datavant, he was head of Software Development and Implementations at UPK. Prior employers include Enziime and Enterworks.

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Vera Mucaj

Implementations

Prior to joining Datavant, Vera was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company in the Pharmaceutical & Medical Products and Private Equity practices where she supported clients on growth strategy, business development, and M&A due diligence efforts. Vera is a scientist by training, and holds a BA in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Biology.

Jinel Hutchins

Jinel Hutchings

Team Coordinator & Executive Administrator

Prior to Datavant, Jinel was an Executive Assistant at LiveRamp. Prior employers include Thrive and Ghirardelli.

Advisory Board

  • Joseph Austin Founder, Universal Patient Key
  • Niall Brennan President and Executive Director, Health Care Cost Institute Former Chief Data Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Daniel Burch Chief Medical Officer, PPD Biotech
  • Emiko Higashi Founder and Managing Director, Tomon Capital Partners LLC Member of the Board of Directors, Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • Auren Hoffman CEO, SafeGraph
  • Sachin Jain President and CEO, CareMore Health System Former Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer, Merck
  • Min Li SVP and Head of Neurosciences R&D, GSK Former Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrew Lo Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management Principal Investigator, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

  • Bernie Lo Chair of Committee on Sharing of Clinical Trial Data, IOM
  • Sam Nussbaum Former CMO, Anthem
  • Atul Pande Former SVP, Head of Neurosciences R&D, GSK Chief Medical Advisor of PureTech Health
  • Frank Rockhold Professor of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)
  • Charles Safran  Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Bryan Spielman Former EVP, Medidata
  • Michael Stebbins  Former Assistant Director for Biotechnology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Richard Thomas  Former President Tech & Solutions / CIO, Quintiles
  • Lila Tretikov Former Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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