David Haddad

David is a co-founder and Executive Director of Open mHealth. He comes with a breadth of experience in both domestic and global health, working for organizations like the World Bank and UN Foundation. David holds a master’s degree in health economics and policy from the London School of Economics and a bachelors in chemistry and public health from UC Berkeley.

Ida Sim

Ida is a co-founder and Principal Clinical Data Scientist of Open mHealth. She is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and co-director of Biomedical Informatics for UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She received her MD/PhD from Stanford University.


Emerson Farrugia

Emerson Farrugia is Open mHealth’s Chief Software Architect. He has nine years of experience designing and building distributed systems, having helped startups and multinationals create systems that scale. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from GMU.


Simona Carini

Simona Carini is Open mHealth’s Data Scientist. Her background includes nursing, clinical data science and medical information science. She received her B.A. from the University of the Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy) and M.A. from Mills College, CA.


Deborah Estrin is co-founder of Open mHealth and chair of the Advisory Board

Deborah Estrin

Chair of Open mHealth Advisory Board, Co-Founder of Open mHealth, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell Tech