Core Team


David Haddad

David is a co-founder of Open mHealth and volunteer. 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 of Open mHealth. She is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and co-director of Informatics and Research Innovation. She received her MD/PhD from Stanford University.


Simona Carini

Simona Carini is Open mHealth’s Chief 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.


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.

Open mHealth is proud to be working in collaboration with the following people on advancing the open mobile health data standard.

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


jon duke georgia techJon Duke

Professor and Director at the Center for Health Analytics and Informatics (CHAI) at Georgia Tech

Eric Haas Health eData

Eric Haas

President and CEO of Health eData, Inc.

Eric Soto Georgia TechEric Soto

Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute