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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.

Apr 3, 2017

Ryan Leung one of the winners in the recent University of California San Diego HealthHack talks about the need to grow nutrient rich vegetables in refugee camps.  Working with his team, Ryan came up with the idea for Rooted in Refugees: A Hanging Garden Project that would provide a smart solution for using limited land...


Mar 24, 2017

Pranav Singh is an undergraduate in the department of Bio-Engineering at the University of California San Diego and the winner of the recent UCSD HealthHack.  Pranav's team came up with a plan, Blueprints for Life: Design Solutions for Refugee Health.  Their central idea is to allow the community of refugees in camps to...


Mar 22, 2017

Ben Tien is a graduate student in the department of bio-engineering at the University of California San Diego and a winner in the refugee category at the recent UCSD HealthHack.  Ben talks about how his team came up with the solution of a sexual assault alarm bracelet that would provide light, an emergency siren and a...


Feb 26, 2017

Niranjanaa Jeeva talks about the March 4-5 UC Health Hackathon that will focus on improving health in low-resource communities and creative ways to address health care needs of refugees.  Now in it's third year, this competitive event mixes individuals with medical and technology expertise and awards prize money to...


Oct 19, 2016

Arnon Zamir, Chief Change Maker, Tikkun Olam Makers talks about creating virtual and physical communities to address the neglected problems of the disabled.  With a mission to use available technology and to openly share the results, volunteers come together with those with disabilities in Makeathons to come up with...