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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in applying generative AI, novel therapeutics and vaccines, and the changing dynamics in the medical and healthcare environment. One focus is on how providers, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are empowering patients.  In addition, conversations are often about how providers, care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are being empowered by technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce friction across the healthcare landscape.

Popular Topics

  • Virtual and digital health
  • Use of AI, ML, and LLM in healthcare and drug discovery, development, trials
  • Value-based healthcare 
  • Precision and stratified medicine
  • Integration of digital technology into existing workflow and procedures 
  • Next-generation immuno, cell, and gene therapies
  • Vaccines
  • Biomarkers, sequencing, and imaging
  • Rare diseases
  • MedTech and medical devices
  • Clinical trials
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Treating chronic conditions like obesity and pain
  • Clinician and staff burnout

The audience includes life science leaders, researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, digital health entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, healthcare solution providers, students, journalists, and investors. 


Check out our new EmpoweredPatient.Solutions site where you can quickly search all of the Empowered Patient Podcast interviews by any word or phrase to identify useful resources, potential partners, and insights about the life sciences landscape.

Empowered Patient Solutions

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...

Mar 12, 2017

Paul Knoepfler PhD, Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, University of California Davis is also the author of the new book GMO Sapiens: The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies and talks with me about what stem cells can do to help create new cancer therapies as well as grow organoids in...

Mar 8, 2017

Ed Boyden PhD, Associate Professor, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is exploring how light can be used to treat neurological diseases using non-invasive devices and genetic engineering.  He talks about the emerging field of neurotechnology, bringing together problem experts and...

Mar 8, 2017

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, is assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University, physician at Columbia University Medical Center and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and the recently published The Gene: An Intimate History.  I heard Sid speak at the 10th...