Michael R. Tracey, Ph.D.
Michael Tracey is currently Vice President and Venture Leader for a Johnson & Johnson venture program and has been with Johnson & Johnson since 2000. His responsibilities include all aspects of venture program management from concept development and testing through to design, creation and delivery of strategic business and technology development plans.
Prior to his role at SNS, Mike championed efforts in women’s healthcare at Johnson & Johnson & Ethicon. He established a team environment to drive concept creation and development, leading to a charter of new projects and consequent product lines. While at Ethicon, he participated in a European market management board, focused in the research and development arena and participated in the development of a co-invention process that extended outside the US market.
Mike has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Catholic University in Washington D.C. His early career focus was in the field of Human Factors Engineering and Electronic Instrumentation. With that background, he formed a successful start-up company called Anthrotonix, focused around Human Centered Electronics.
Nicole Lemerond, CFA
Nicole brings more than 15 years of healthcare corporate finance experience to EWH, having been employed by Lehman Brothers and the Carlyle Group where she structured balance sheets, executed leverage buyouts and managed significant investments in the healthcare industry. Nicole also serves on the board of Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School and is Treasurer of the Board at Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School. She received her B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University where she was a Cornell Tradition Fellow.
Mhoire Murphy, MBA
Mhoire is a consultant with McKinsey & Company where she serves numerous clients within the Healthcare sector. She is an Engineering World Health Summer Institute alumna, participating in the Central American program in 2008 where she was based in Diriamba, Nicaragua. In addition, Mhoire was part of a team of undergraduate researchers working with EWH Co-Founder and Director Emeritus Dr. Robert Malkin on the development of EWH’s BMET training program. Mhoire received her B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2009 and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2014.
Justin Cooper, MSE, CBET
Now a District Sales Engineer with National Instruments, Justin worked with EWH from 2009 until 2014, first as a Student Programs Coordinator, and then as coordinator of the BMET Training Program in Honduras for four years. He maintains contact with the instructors and students in Honduras, where the program has been running independently at INFOP since August 2014. Justin has traveled extensively, working in Haiti, Ethiopia, Honduras, Ghana, and Rwanda. He completed his graduate degree at Tulane University in 2009 in biomedical engineering, with a Masters thesis project in robotics. Justin brings to EWH’s board an in-depth understanding of biomedical engineering, healthcare systems in developing countries, and EWH’s programs.
Sreeram Dhurjaty, Ph.D.
Ram Dhurjaty has over forty years’ experience in business and medical device design. President of Dhurjaty Electronics Consulting, Visiting Senior Research Associate of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester, and a former Senior Research Fellow at Eastman Kodak's Research laboratories.
Ram has a distinguished career which has successfully spanned both academia and industry. Ram earned a Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, and then an MS in Control Systems at Yale University. He also completed a Post Doc at Yale in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Ram holds 14 commercial patents and has also published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. Socially conscious and currently providing important standards work for AAMI, Ram has reached out to assist EWH in our global mission of improving global healthcare technology. He currently consults for numerous medical device companies.
Lynn Fisher, J.D.
Lynn is Special Counsel at the law firm Kaye Scholer LLP, where she was a partner for 30 years before retiring in December 2012. Lynn has extensive experience as outside general counsel and counsel to the Board of Directors and Board committees of both publicly-traded and private companies. She is active in non-profit organizations, providing expertise in governance, audit and finance. Lynn has a BA from Goucher College, where she has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees since 2008 and currently serves as Chair of the Board's Budget Committee, and a JD from the University of Cincinnati Law School.
William E. Gannon, Jr., M.D., M.B.A.
William Gannon serves as Chief Scientific Officer & Medical Director for Capital City Technical Consulting (CCTC), in Washington, DC. He has a wealth of experience in the management of clinical trials, including designing the trials and building operational teams to ensure their successful completion. He has managed trials in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Dr. Gannon has previously held positions in multinational clinical research organizations, medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical firms. He is involved in a number of philanthropies in the Washington, DC area and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Foundation for Sickle Cell Research. Dr. Gannon was educated at Ross University, Case Western Reserve, and George Washington University.
Mohammad F. Kiani, Ph.D., F.A.H.A.
Dr. Kiani is a co-founder of Engineering World Health. He has an academic background in biomedical and electrical engineering and has received a number of scholarly research and teaching awards. Dr. Kiani is a recognized expert in the field of biomedical engineering research and education and is currently a professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology, at Temple University.
Corinna E. Lathan, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Lathan is Founder and CEO of AnthroTronix, Inc., a biomedical engineering R and D company. Her work on technology for children with disabilities has been featured in Forbes, Time, and the New Yorker magazines as well as led to such distinctions as Maryland's "Top Innovator of the Year," and one of MIT Technology Review Magazine's "Top 100 World Innovators.” She has also been named a Technology Pioneer and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Dr. Lathan is actively involved in educational outreach programs that empower women and minorities in engineering and science including the FIRST and VEX robotics programs. Dr. Lathan received her B.A. from Swarthmore College, and an S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MIT.
Catherine Peck, CPA
Cathy, a founding board member of Engineering World Health, has served EWH in various capacities from Treasurer to President. She brings more than 25 years of business and accounting experience to EWH as well as extensive non-profit service—both professionally and as a volunteer. Cathy served the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis as board member and Finance Committee Chair. Formerly employed by Perry-Smith & Co and by Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers) she is now self-employed as a CPA/consultant and business manager.
Robert A. Malkin, Ph.D., P.E.
A co-founder of EWH, Bob is now Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, North Carolina. Bob also directs the EWH-Duke Summer Institute Program. Previously, Dr. Malkin was the Herbert Herff Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Joint Biomedical Program at the University of Memphis, Tennessee and The University of Tennessee. Before moving to Tennessee, Dr. Malkin was a professor of Electrical Engineering at The City College of New York and a member of the graduate faculty at The City University of New York and a research associate at Columbia University. Dr. Malkin received his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 1991 and 1993, respectively. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Malkin taught English in Thailand, worked at EM Microelectronics in Switzerland designing integrated circuits, worked for Cordis Corporation designing pacemakers and worked for Sarns Incorporated designing heart lung machines. Dr Malkin received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan in 1984. Dr. Malkin is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Malkin serves as an expert advisor to the World Health Organization’s Advisory Group on Healthcare Technology, Advisory Group on Innovative Technologies and serves on the World Health Organization’s subcommittee on medical equipment donations.