Session 3: Public Health 2.0

Panel Discussion

Public Health 2.0

In this conversation, we will sit down with leaders in the healthcare technology and innovation space and gain key insights into what the future of public health will look like from their perspective. Topics we’ll cover include digital health, wearables, AI,VR/AR, blockchain, and their applications for health care.

Moderated by Jessica Da Massa, WTF Health


Zoya Khan, SMACK Health

Stephanie Robertson, Johnson and Johnson Innovation

Lisa Molinaro, Tara Health Foundation

Marlene Beggelman, M.D. Founded Enhanced Medical Decisions, Inc.

Public Health 2.0 Speakers

Jessica Da Massa


Jessica DaMassa has emerged as the ‘it girl’ of health tech interviewing. She brings an enthusiastic, fun, yet inquisitive style to her interviewing and hosting of conferences, interviews, and videos. But don't be fooled, there's a ton of knowledge, and plenty of tough questions under that charming style and infectious energy. She’s the ‘girl to know’ to know ‘who’s who’ and ‘what’s what’ in health tech – having racked up more than 500 interviews in just the past three years. Jessica’s current project, ‘WTF Health – What’s the Future, Health?’ is an interview series taking her around the world to 17 different health tech conferences in 11 different countries to continue her quest of asking everyone everywhere about the future of health – and WTF is wrong with it right now. She is also the host of health tech’s best two-minute Q&A news series, ‘Health in 2 Point 00,’ which airs on The Health Care Blog and features Health 2.0 co-founder, Matthew Holt, with editorial commentary and analysis on the latest stories shaping the health tech market. To start binge-watching her interviews, begin at or follow her on Twitter @jessdamassa.

Zoya Khan


Zoya began her journey into the world of health technology at Northwestern University, where she studied Neuroscience with a concentration in artificial intelligence and film. She then joined a digital health startup in Dubai, where she worked to deploy a subspecialty radiology training program to Ethiopia in collaboration with John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Zoya's team won a finalist position at Accenture's HealthTech Challenge in Singapore for being the first B2B Telehealth platform in the Middle East. She now works with Matthew Holt at where her main focus is to grow and advise early-stage health tech startups. Recently, she was promoted to Editor-In-Chief of the infamous The Health Care Blog, where she seeks to bring a variety of voices in the health tech world forward.

Lisa Molinaro


Lisa Molinaro oversees the Tara Health Foundation's $10M social venture portfolio focused on closing equity gaps for women and girls. Prior to joining Tara Health, Lisa worked in private equity strategy consulting at Parthenon-EY. She also spent four years at The Aspen Institute, where she advised foundations and nonprofits on their policy advocacy strategies. Lisa has designed and implemented social initiatives for leading companies, including Walmart, Cummins and Genentech. She is the founder of fem-ex, a community-based organization that empowers women and girls. Lisa has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Stephanie Robertson


Stephanie is the Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California.  In this role, she will be responsible for identifying, nurturing and onboarding technical and strategic value assets in the Western part of North America for the Consumer sector as well as Cross-Sector opportunities.

Stephanie joined the New Ventures team at California Innovation Center in 2014 as the Director of New Ventures, bringing expertise in drug discovery and early clinical development, as well as business development and alliance management. Previously, Stephanie was at the University of California, San Francisco UCSF where she led business development efforts for the campus and built and led a one of the first formal alliance management teams found in an academic setting.

Marlene Beggelman


Marlene Beggelman, M.D. Founded Enhanced Medical Decisions, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Beggelman has innovated healthcare technologies for over 25 years. Having led numerous companies from inception through launch, Dr. Beggelman has invented ways to directly address many difficult issues confronting the quality of healthcare in the U.S. via technology. Dr. Beggelman and her team are focusing their efforts on Dr. Beggelman is an Internist with an MD degree from Harvard Medical School, a Degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts.