Meet Our Team
We dare to dream because we have what it takes to make a big idea - a reality.
FOUNDER - HARLAN KRUMHOLZ, MD SM
Harlan is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. His work has helped improve outcomes, reduce disparities and wasteful practices, and champion transparency across the healthcare landscape. As Director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, he is highly regarded for his impact on national quality improvement initiatives. At the forefront of the Open Science movement, Dr. Krumholz founded the Yale Open Data Access Project which facilitates the sharing of clinical trial data. He received a BS from Yale, a masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health, and his MD from Harvard Medical School.
CEO - LESLIE KRUMHOLZ, JD
Hugo is an extension of Leslie’s work as a social entrepreneur, focusing on improving communities through innovative approaches to accessing information and education. She has co-founded and directed two educational non profit organizations and has provided leadership in transitional programming, community education and curriculum development. Prior to her work with Hugo Health, Leslie was founder and CEO of GoodStreets, one of Connecticut’s first Benefit Corporations and a “Connecticut Tech Company to Watch”. She is a recipient of the reSET Social Enterprise Award and a Connecticut Tech Council Women of Innovation Honoree. Leslie has a BA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
PRODUCT LEAD - DAVE HUTTEN
Dave brings more than 15 years of experience in advertising and branding. Prior to joining Hugo in 2015 he was Executive Producer at POSSIBLE, a WPP digital agency based in New York City. While there, he led production efforts for multiple offices across the U.S. creating digital content, solutions and experiences for clients including P&G, the Intercontinental Hotel Group, Microsoft and many others.
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY - WADE SCHULZ, MD, PhD
Wade is a clinical pathologist and physician scientist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His research focuses on computational healthcare, where he studies approaches to integrate, manage, and analyze large healthcare data sets, including real-time healthcare information, next generation sequencing, and other emerging healthcare data types. Dr. Schulz has led multiple big data and computational healthcare projects including the implementation of data science platforms, development of computer vision and artificial intelligence tools for physician decision support and dynamic modeling, and the integration and interoperability of electronic health record data. Dr. Schulz also collaborates on international initiatives that aim to use big data to improve population health and precision medicine, such as the China Million Persons Project.
STRATEGY AND PARTNERSHIPS - JESSICA FEDERER, MPH
Jessica is recognized as one of the top 100 global CDOs, a "Power-Lady" of the German economy, and a leading Health Tech Influencer. She serves as an advisor for private technology companies, and is on the m-Powering Development Advisory Board for the UN Agency for Information and Communications Technology (ITU). Federer was the Chief Digital Officer and worldwide head of Digital Development at Bayer, a global life sciences leader in the areas of human, animal and plant health. Previously within Bayer, she held positions in Global Regulatory Affairs, Market Access, Communications and Public Affairs. She started her public health career as an analyst at AHRQ-DHHS. Federer earned a Bachelor of Science from the George Washington University, and a Master of Public Health from Yale.