Ron is HealthTap’s Founder and CEO. He’s responsible for the company’s innovation, vision, and product. Prior to founding HealthTap, Ron was the founder and CEO of a leading online consumer health 2.0 company that developed the world’s largest community of independent health writers and became one of the largest health sites on the Internet, serving more than 100 million users (acquired in early 2009).
As a graduate student at Stanford University, Ron organized and led a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students from the schools of Engineering, Medicine, Business, Psychology and Law to conduct research in personalized health and to design ways to help people live healthier, happier lives.
Ron is also an angel investor and advisor to health and technology companies, Rock Health (The first Interactive Health Incubator), and Harvard Medical School’s SMArt Initiative (Substitutable Medical Apps, reusable technologies).
Additionally, Ron is a frequent speaker at health and technology conferences (such as TED and Health 2.0), writes about technology, health and smiling in leading publications (such as Forbes and the Huffington Post), and served as the Curator of TEDxSilicon Valley.