Garth FullerMS, PhD
Garth is a health services researcher working with Cedars-Sinai Health System. He participates in a number of industry and health-system sponsored projects that call on his training in pharmacoeconomics, program evaluation, and organizational behaviour. Increasingly, these efforts involve digital health interventions. Garth has taken particular interest in the development processes that yield high-quality consumer experiences in the digital health space. He feels strongly that insufficient attention paid to outcomes definitions, intervention design, and user-centred design principles have kept health care from experiencing the type of growth in digital achieved by other industries.
Currently pursuing a PhD in Health Policy and Management at UCLA, he seeks to bring a mixed-methods approach to bear on the problems plaguing interactions between physicians, patients, health systems, payers, and pharma firms. Broadly, he hopes to improve the ability of healthcare stakeholders to offer digital product and services ecosystems that drive measurable health outcomes. He currently leads projects involving wearables, UX of patient-facing applications, and mobile strategy. He is also part of a small team crafting the innovation strategy for Cedars-Sinai Health System.