Hacking Health Care: Exploring the Evolution of Health Care Technology in a Post Pandemic World

Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP

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Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, Professor of Ob/Gyn and Medicine-Geriatrics at the University of Chicago, is a population health scientist, a practicing gynecologist and an entrepreneur. She directs the CommunityRx program of research which studies a theory-based intervention to match people to community-based supports for basic, wellness, disease self-management and caregiving needs. CommunityRx has been developed and tested with support from a Round I Health Care Innovation Award from the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) as well as grants from NIH and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research. The CMMI funding had, as an expectation, that awardees implement a sustainable business model. To deliver on this commitment, she founded NowPow, LLC and MAPSCorps, 501c3, both headquartered on the South Side of Chicago where CommunityRx was developed. Dr. Lindau is also an expert on sexuality in the context of aging and illness. She founded and directs the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine at the University of Chicago and was founding Chair of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer. To accelerate knowledge dissemination and expand reach to women without access to specialized care, Dr. Lindau founded WomanLab, a web-based platform co-designed with women affected by cancer to preserve and recover sexual function after cancer. Dr. Lindau’s scientific work in the field of gerosexuality has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the highest impact medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal and CA. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Brown University School of Medicine, the University Of Chicago Harris School Of Public Policy Studies and trained in residency at Northwestern University. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and served its National Advisory Committee. She is an Aspen Institute Health Innovator Fellow and serves its Board of Overseers. She is president of MAPSCorps and serves the board of directors of RISE, an organization devoted to the elimination of racism through sport.

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