Clare Purvis, PsyD
Senior Director of Behavioral Sciences, Headspace
Dr. Clare Purvis is a licensed clinical psychologist and Senior Director of Behavioral Science at Headspace. Her work is focused on using technology to support people in living full and vital lives. Dr. Purvis is an expert in the design and evaluation of digital mental health interventions.At Headspace, Dr. Purvis leads the Science team, which is responsible for integrating behavioral science into company operations at scale and partnering with external researchers to advance the science of digitally-delivered mindfulness meditation. She also leads clinical strategy and service delivery for Headspace Health, a subsidiary digital health business. Prior to joining Headspace, Dr. Purvis led clinical product innovation at Lantern, a venture-backed digital mental health startup.In 2017, Dr. Purvis founded the Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders Lab (WELL), the first organization dedicated to supporting women scientists in digital health. WELL is a women’s leadership community supporting clinicians and scientists in digital health. WELL is cultivating inclusive leadership in healthcare innovation and supporting future women leaders in successfully translating their domain expertise into entrepreneurship, startups, and corporate settings.Dr. Purvis completed a postdoctoral fellowship in healthcare design in the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) at Stanford University, where she now serves as an Affiliate Scholar focused on the use of technology to make great healthcare more affordable. She received her BA in Psychology and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Consortium.
Brittany Linton, PhD
Clinic Director for Primary Care & Mental Health Integration, San Francisco VA
Dr. Brittany Linton focuses on helping each person better understand the psychological and health mechanisms at play in their everyday lives by building actionable skills to shape their potential for change. With a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Linton currently works as a licensed clinical psychologist and an integrated health psychologist and Director for Primary Care & Mental Health Integration for the San Francisco Veterans Healthcare System. She works on interdisciplinary health teams to ensure every person has access to meet all of their needs--physical and mental--in one location. Outside of clinical work, she is a clinical hospital leader in clinical design and management, serves as medical teaching faculty in the clinical learning joint program between the San Francisco VA and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, provides teaching and supervision to psychology trainees and advanced research post-doctoral fellows, and invests additional time in DEI efforts within medical organizations. She also lectures on resiliency strategies, improving communication, and addressing diversity, inclusivity, and healthcare disparity. Since 2020, she also serves as a Medical Advisor to the mental health non-profit Made of Millions.As a former clinical operations leader for Mindstrong Health, a venture-backed mental health startup, Dr. Linton also brings a background in healthcare technology, and now serves as a consultant to tech companies and innovation organizations. In particular, she examines the intersections between innovative tech spaces and application in traditional healthcare organizations. Dr. Linton believes in continual innovation and improvement in our health and our healthcare, whether at the individual level of one-on-one sessions, around a collaborative table for creative ideas, or when speaking to larger audiences to educate and empower.
Hannah Weisman, PhD
VP of Clinical Operations, Sesh
Dr. Hannah Weisman is a licensed clinical psychologist and VP of Clinical Operations at Sesh, an online platform for mental-health focused support groups. Her career has been focused on reducing mental health stigma and providing access to quality care for underserved populations. She works at the intersection of clinical quality and business operations within digital health startups.At Sesh, and in her prior role as Director of Operations at Mindstrong, Dr. Weisman puts the foundations in place for digital health startups to grow while maintaining a quality experience for consumers and providers. Her work spans across member and provider experience, clinical quality, product feature prioritization, legal and ethical compliance, outcomes assessment, and building a sustainable business model.Prior to joining Mindstrong, Dr. Weisman completed a postdoctoral fellowship in primary care psychology at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and a predoctoral internship serving people with PTSD and severe mental illness at UT Health San Antonio. She received her BA in Psychology from Pitzer College and her PhD in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Her clinical and research expertise include mental health stigma, integrated care, eating disorders and weight stigma, motivational interviewing, PTSD treatment, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Heather Cole-Lewis, PhD, MPH
Director of Behvaioral Science, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Heather Cole-Lewis is an accomplished leader with deep cross-sector experience, a strong scientific background in digital and non-digital evidence-based solutions, and a proven ability to develop, drive, and measure the impact of systematic business processes that enhance health outcomes and critical business outcomes. She brings her analytical lens to crafting solutions to complex public health and healthcare issues that often require coordination across multiple stakeholders. Her deep experience in researching, engaging, and communicating with community partners has given Dr. Cole-Lewis the necessary skillset to address systemic issues related to health equity. As a Behavioral Epidemiologist with training in Biomedical Informatics, she has a unique talent in combining behavior science, data science, and technology to expand the reach of evidence-based health strategies to support vulnerable and underserved populations. Her research and professional experiences span multiple disease states in both domestic and international settings. She is currently Director of Behavior Science at Johnson & Johnson.Dr. Cole-Lewis believes the key to achieving health equity lies in honoring diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, and orientation and amplifying community voices and efforts.Dr. Cole-Lewis earned her PhD in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University, her MPH in Behavioral Science and Health Education from Emory University, and her MA in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University.
Myra Altman, PhD
VP of Clinical Care, Modern Health
Dr. Myra Altman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the VP of Clinical Care at Modern Health. Myra received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis where her research focused on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. This sparked an interest in the structural factors that influence personal health and well-being, including how the workplace can promote or hinder well-being. She has spent a decade providing evidence-based care for anxiety, depression, and health psychology and is passionate about how to ensure these approaches are scaled across populations. Myra completed a fellowship in value-based healthcare at Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center where she focused on understanding how best to improve the quality of care while ensuring sustainable costs. She brings all of these perspectives to Modern Health, where her team oversees cost-effective triaging, the quality of the coaching and therapy network, digital content and tools, as well as research and outcomes. Myra grew up in South Africa, went to cooking school before college and remains passionate about food, and is an aspirational runner and gardener.
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