Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D. is the co-founder of Cyft and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an advisor to Ariadne Labs, the Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation, and the Youth Development Organization. At the Department of Veteran Affairs he led informatics for the nation’s largest genomic science initiative and embedded the first clinical trial within an electronic medical record system. He founded Ariadne Labs’ informatics team, led strategic partnerships, and developed a system that has been used to improve 70,000+ childbirths in Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an invited speaker and writer for venues such as TEDMED, InformationWeek, and Scientific American. His work has been funded by the Department of Defense, AHRQ, NCI, Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.