Real Life Experiences as Head of Science

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As the field of digital health grows and evolves, there is a critical need for evidence and theory-based interventions in health care. The need for integration of science into business is more critical than ever. To develop sustainable and scalable products, companies need scientists who understand the industry, can develop scientific strategy that aligns with business priorities, and are able to apply science cross-functionally. In this article, I share the insights I have gained about the roles and responsibilities of industry scientists and the lessons I have learned after spending 5 years as the head of science for a digital health start-up that turned unicorn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere43820
JournalJMIR Mental Health
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • CEO
  • business
  • digital health
  • founder
  • growth
  • industry
  • research
  • science
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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