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Mobile Health Map/Harvard Medical School

Moovjam is very proud to be affiliated with the Mobile Health Map Project of Harvard Medical School

Mobile Health Map is the result a longstanding collaboration among leaders within the mobile health clinic industry, their sponsoring agencies, and the Mobile Health Clinics Network (MHCN).

Co Principal Investigators

Nancy E. Oriol, MD

Dr. Nancy Oriol is currently dean for students and an associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and director of faculty development for the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979 and trained in anesthesia at the Beth Israel Hospital from 1984 to 1997. Dr. Oriol was director of the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia at the Beth Israel Hospital, where her research included pioneering the walking epidural, a technique for pain relief for women in labor; designing a device to resuscitate newborns; and inventing a data-processing system that detects fetal distress. She was a member of the national task force that established the Practice Guidelines for Obstetric Anesthesia.

Dr. Oriol, a 2009 recipient of the American Medical Association’s Excellence in Medicine Award, has received numerous other honors, including several Harvard Medical Student Teaching Awards, the YMCA Black Achiever’s Award, the Massachusetts Medical Society Special Award for Public Service, the Dr. Louis Sullivan Award for contributions to the delivery of quality health care to black men, and the New England Women’s Leadership Award in Health. She was also selected for inclusion in Footsteps: Profiles of Forty Remarkable Health Care Leaders, Stephen E. Gordon, editor, Puritan Press 2004. For her role as founder of the Boston-based Family Van, Dr. Oriol received the Pri-Med 15th Anniversary Award and the 2006 Mobile Healthcare Leadership Award.

Anthony Vavasis, MD

Dr. Anthony Vavasis completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his residency training in family medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N. Y., in 1994. While in residency, he focused on learning to work in underserved urban communities. During that time, the HIV epidemic was at its peak in the Bronx. As a result, he developed skills in providing primary care to both indigent families and patients infected with HIV.

Dr. Vavasis now serves as program Clinical Director for the Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT) program affiliated with the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City. HOTT provides free or low-cost health care to LGBT and other high-risk adolescents and young adults. Dr. Vavasis’s primary interest in health care is in integrating the principles of harm-reduction theory into the practice of medicine. He has spoken on this topic extensively and has participated in numerous panels related to HIV testing and prevention for young people. He also serves as the advisory board chair for the Mobile Health Clinics Network.

Research Team

Jennifer L. Bennet

Jennifer Bennet, executive director of The Family Van mobile health care clinic, has dedicated her career to organizations with a focus on social and economic justice. She joined The Family Van in 2005 with the goal of building the organization’s capacity. A pioneer in the growing trend in public health practice, mobile health clinics like The Family Van successfully reach people who typically do not or cannot access primary health care. Since 1992, The Family Van has worked to provide medical services and life-enhancing education to the residents of Boston’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

Prior to joining The Family Van, Ms. Bennet served as the chief development officer at the nonprofit Center for Women & Enterprise, where she spent six years and founded the Community Entrepreneurs Program. This program has successfully trained thousands of low-income women in the basic business, economic-literacy, and life-management skills they need to launch their own micro-enterprise. Ms. Bennett’s diverse background also includes positions in operations, community relations, business development, management, and crisis intervention at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

John S. Brownstein, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

In addition to his teaching position, Dr. John Brownstein has joint appointments in the Children’s Hospital Boston Informatics Program at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and the Division of Emergency Medicine. He is also vice chair of the International Society for Disease Surveillance. Dr. Brownstein’s research interests are in the development of methods and applications for public health surveillance, including HealthMap.org, an Internet-based global infectious-disease intelligence system. Dr. Brownstein has advised the World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine, the US Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, and the White House on real-time public health surveillance.

Paul Cote, Consultant

Paul J. Cote, Jr. is an expert in health finance and policy. Since 1991 he has served in various senior policymaking positions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including deputy commissioner, acting commissioner, commissioner, assistant secretary and chief of staff at the departments of Mental Health, Social Services, Health Care Finance and Policy, Public Health, and Executive Office of Health and Human Services, respectively. In between these stints in government service, Mr. Cote has held a variety of senior management positions and worked as an independent consultant on health and human service issues for the states of Massachusetts, Iowa, Virginia, Nebraska, and Illinois. He continues as a consultant on these issues for multiple organizations.

Darien A. DeLorenzo, CEO and Executive Director, Mobile Health Clinics Network

In 2005, Darien DeLorenzo founded the Mobile Health Clinics Network (MHCN), a nationwide membership-based association of mobile health care providers. Under her leadership and with contributions from a cadre of mobile health care providers nationwide, MHCN has grown to more than 300 members, and its mission is supported by an expanding coalition of national health care partners. The association’s outreach includes regional MHCN chapters and special interest groups. MHCN continues to host the highly regarded Annual Mobile Health Clinics Forum.

Prior to her tenure at MHCN, Ms. DeLorenzo was president of the Medical Marketing Association, representing marketing executives nationwide from a broad spectrum of health care fields, including nonprofit organizations and corporations. She has held executive positions in health care marketing, conference management, and program development for more than 40 years. Ms. DeLorenzo began her career in New York City with leading advertising agencies that specialize in producing global marketing campaigns for clients with health care products and services. Early on in her career, she founded DeLorenzo Media Services, providing marketing consultation to nonprofit organizations, including the American Hospital Association, the California Medical Association, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Caterina Hill, MSc

Caterina Hill is Research and Evaluation Manager at the Family Van and Research Associate at Harvard Medical School’s Global Health and Social Medicine Department.

Caterina specializes in enabling non-profit organizations to demonstrate their impact through quantitative and qualitative research. She has a Masters at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, UK. Since joining the Family Van team, she has led research demonstrating the impact of mobile clinics for prevention in underserved areas in the U.S. Before coming to Harvard she led an African Center Health and Population Service Research project with 90,000 participants in South Africa and a National HIV study in the UK for the Health Protection Agency. She has also worked with SMCF Ethiopia with the goal of improving community health for its nation’s children.

As an educator she co-leads the training of student’s volunteers in The Family Van’s model of community screening and counseling as well as precepting scholarly projects. While in South Africa she assisted with the design and implementation of a course for the University of Witwatersrand and lectured at the University of Zululand. She also has a passion for mental health and wellness and is a certified HIV counselor.

Isaac S. Kohane, MD, PhD

Isaac (Zak) Kohane is director of the Children’s Hospital Boston Informatics Program and is the Lawrence J. Henderson professor of pediatrics and health sciences and technology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is also co-director of the HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics and director of the HMS Countway Library of Medicine. Dr. Kohane leads multiple collaborations at Harvard Medical School and its hospital affiliates in the use of genomics and computer science to study diseases (particularly cancer and autism) through the perspective of biological development. He also has developed several computer systems to allow multiple hospital systems to be used as “living laboratories” to study the genetic basis of disease while preserving patient privacy. Among these, the i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) National Computing Center has been deployed at more than 18 academic health centers internationally.

LEARN Quebec

Moovjam is proud partner of LEARN, an educational foundation that:

  • offers e-learning services and support to all English school boards, private schools, community organizations and the private sector in rural and urban settings
  • supports and promotes pedagogical collaboration and innovation using information technology and works to model best practices
  • publishes quality learning materials to support educators who are implementing competency-based practices in the classroom

Canadian Education Association

The Canadian Education Association (CEA) is a cross-Canada network with a strong membership base of leaders in the education, research and policy, not for profit and business sectors. We are committed to education that leads to greater student engagement; teaching that inspires students and teachers and that causes all students to learn; and schools that ensure both equity and excellence in pursuit of the optimal development of all students.

CEA is cultivating a national voice for change with a research-based transformation agenda. Our Programs & Initiatives are influencing decision-makers across the country to think differently about how we provide public education.

Organisation members

School board members


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