Brigham Digital Innovation Hub Team


Adam LandmaN, MD, ms, mis, mhs

Chief Information Officer, Brigham Health

Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS, is Brigham and Women’s Health Care’s (BWHC) Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, Dr. Landman is responsible for maintaining a focus on excellence while developing system-wide strategic IT initiatives, with the goal of evolving the next generation of information systems across the BWHC enterprise.

Dr. Landman is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He joined BWH in 2010 as director of Clinical Information in the Department of Emergency Medicine, where he led the project to move BWH ED clinicians from paper-based to electronic documentation. He also led the team that built the CliniCam mobile app, a secure and convenient image sharing app for acquiring digital images and storing them in the electronic health record, which was made available for all clinical users in the hospital.

He previously served the hospital as the Chief Medical Information Officer for Health Information Innovation & Integration (CMIO), where he oversaw a range of BWHC Partners eCare (PeC) responsibilities, such as the local implementation of the Sunquest laboratory information system and integration with Epic, with a novel positive patient identification specimen collection solution that has reduced laboratory specimen errors for inpatients. He had also been driving efforts at both the local and industry levels to improve the experience of hospital patients and visitors, strengthening the innovation culture at BWHC through programs like the Innovation Hub, and collaborating with external digital health companies and start-ups.

Dr. Landman received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMNDJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and trained in Emergency Medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University, where he also received his masters of Health Sciences. He completed graduate degrees in Information Systems and Health Care Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.


mark zhang, do

Medical Director

Haipeng (Mark) Zhang D.O. is the Medical Director of the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, as well as of Digital Health Implementation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Zhang also holds the position of Associate Program Director of the Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship at Partners Healthcare and a Palliative Care consultant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  
Zhang completed an Internal Medicine residency and a chief year at Allegheny General Hospital.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship, the first graduate of the Clinical Informatics and Innovation fellowship at Partners Healthcare, and completed a Masters Medical Science in Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.
Throughout his career, Mark has held an interest in leveraging technology to improve clinical medicine.  He is the founder and co-creator of Palliative Care Fast Facts for iOS and Android mobile applications.  This application is one of the most widely used mobile reference applications in palliative care in the world.  He is the co-founder of Cake, a venture backed company focused on advance care planning.
He also founded and was the first president of AMIA Clinical Informatics Fellows (ACIF), the national organization for clinical informatics fellows.


Josie Elias

Program Manager, Digital Health Innovation

Josie Elias’ focus on technology design and usability arose from many years in small business and disaster response. As Program Manager for Digital Health Innovation, within the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, she has the pleasure of working with innovators across Brigham Health to build and implement digital innovations from research apps, to indoor positioning, and to startup collaborations.

Elias believes that technology should be a tool for clinicians to simplify their work, And not the work itself. She brings over 20+ years of experience in business development, product design and manufacturing, as well as disaster response at both small and large organizations. Josie received her MBA from Cornell University and MPH from George Washington University. In her spare time, she is COML/ITSL for the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue system.


Brian Mullen, phd

Innovation Strategy Manager

Brian Mullen is an entrepreneur, design engineer, and researcher with a passion for designing innovative medical products and assistive technologies. Brian holds a B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Brian’s background covers many disciplines, from clinical research exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for people with mental illness to human centered design, universal design, design for commercial viability, and teaching new product development. Brian’s work has led to clinical publications, awards, and presentations in multiple fields as well as pending patents.

Previous to joining iHub Brian founded an early stage medical device company, Therapeutic Systems, to translate the technology he developed in graduate school to the market. The mission of the company was to help people across the life spans who are struggling with brain disorders such as autism, ADHD, PTSD and anxiety based disorders by providing them therapeutic wearable technologies that included monitoring and sensory based neuromodulation as an intervention (you can watch his TedX talk on designing for people with mental illness). As CEO, Brian lead Therapeutic Systems in winning MassChallenge in 2011, the UMass Innovation Challenge, a VentureWell E-Team award, raised seed investment, and launched a class I product and generated revenue through sales.

Brian is passionate about supporting early stage innovation and coaches and mentors entrepreneurs and startups in top national programs outside of his role at iHub. Brian’s unique background helps in the early stages for trying to figure out the problem, flush out ideas, develop concepts, create action plans to test ideas and concepts, building business models, and crafting and presenting value propositions and pitches.


Chen Cao, mph

Innovation Analyst

Chen Cao is passionate about the impact digital health and innovation can have on the health outcomes of individuals and population. As the Innovation Analyst at Brigham and Women's Hospital Digital Innovation Hub, Chen analyzes trends and solutions in the digital health market, specifically how startups and vendors could help address priorities and challenges at Brigham and Women's Hospitals. He collaborates with clinicians and researchers to identify pain points and matches them to market-ready solutions. Chen holds a Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Boston University. While at BU, Chen focused on research, design, and implementation of mobile health (mHealth) projects in low-resource settings such as Tanzania and Kenya. He also interned at the World Health Organization, reviewing early warning and response networks (EWARN) of member states.


Cassandra Lee

Marketing Specialist

Cassandra Lee joined the Innovation Hub as a Marketing Specialist in Winter 2017. Graduating Cum Laude from Roger Williams University, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Global Communications, Cassandra has always held an open mind to new ideas and ventures. Prior to joining the team, Cassandra gained a wide range of experience in digital and social media marketing, as well as digital technology. Throughout all of her positions she also worked closely with people from many different backgrounds, gaining extensive experience in partner and customer relations. Being passionate about both the power of people and the power of technology, Cassandra believes that the Innovation Hub has the power to not only disrupt the Brigham and Women’s community, but the digital health community in Boston as a whole. Everyday she thrives to learn more, with every new experience and challenge that comes her way.