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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of personalized medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances for aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

May 22, 2017

Brinda Rana PhD is participating in the analysis of data from the NASA Twins Study that focused on identical twins Scott and Mark Kelly.  Scott recently become the first US astronaut to spend a year in space while Mark, also an astronaut, remained on earth.  The study is beginning to shed light on the physical effects...


May 3, 2017

Dr. Dilip Jeste is a geriatric neuropsychiatrist, Director of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego.  He reflects on the need to have more conversations about successful dying in addition to our focus on successful...


Apr 11, 2017

Laura Mitchell, Laura Mitchell Consulting, is an expert on the convergence of technology and the aging population.  We talk about the move from one-to-one care to a zone-care giving environment augmented by sensors and wearables, how use of technology can be encouraged by caregivers or dismissed as not relevant, and the...