Constantia is a scientist entrepreneur. Her passion is to make a difference to patients' and their families' lives. She combines her professional expertise in science and public health with her personal experience of helping her father through illness. She brings out of experts minds and puts directly into patients' hands key findings that families can act upon. Her role in Konnectology is bridging how doctors judge the success of treatments with what a successful treatment means for patients and their families. She drives the direction for the user interface and content of Konnectology.
Constantia has a Ph.D. from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MBA from Stanford. She was a Fulbright scholar and was nominated for the Albert Schweitzer award for her activities marked by a "reverence for life".
Stefanos is a professor of Heathcare management at Stanford Business School. He took a leave of absence to develop Konnectology. Stefanos has been called a "Mathematical Healer". He uses Math to figure out how well patients do with the treatments they get and to identify what can make a difference to how well they do. He leads the research and the development of the analytical engine behind Konnectology.
Stefanos' academic work focuses on improving patient access to medical technology. It is funded by: the California Healthcare Foundation, the Institute for Health Technology Studies, the National Institutes of Health and The National Science Foundation. Stefanos has a BA/MA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from M.I.T.
Dr. Rodriguez is a compassionate physician and is involved in research that can help how he cares for his patients. His patients describe him as "most caring and knowledgeable". Dr. Rodriguez' research interests focus on optimizing therapies to better manage high risk patients on dialysis. He provides guidance on the clinical and patient relevance of Konnectology's content.
Dr. Rodriguez is the Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, and Medical Director of Cedars-Sinai/DaVita Acute Renal Replacement Therapy Services. He has an MD from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California at San Francisco.
Dr. McCulloch is the head of Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. He contributes statistical expertise for the research and technological validation of Konnectology.
Dr. McCulloch has over 25 years of statistical consulting experience with numerous companies and academic collaborators and is the author of one of the leading reference books on mixed model analyses. He has a PhD in Statistics from Cornell University.
We are grateful to all the patients and families who provide feedback to make the Konnectology content understandable to patients. These are some of the backgrounds that shaped their feedback to Konnectology:
A diverse team of statistical programming, web development and UI interface design experts put their passion and what they do best into Konnectology. Their creativity ranges from the numbers, to the code, to the user experience and to the artistic expression. They have intense dedication to and pride in making web applications that work and also engage.