Do you want to intern at a cool digital-health start-up? Do you want to apply your class work to impact the lives of millions affected by chronic disease? Work closely with founders, doctors and advisors? And sharpen your critical thinking, analysis and presentation skills along the way?
Company Background and Description
2/3 of U.S. adults are at risk of chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease) with costs of $2.7 trillion annually. Viora Health (www.viorahealth.com) is a digital health solution that improves patient compliance to prevention programs using data science and behavioral science tools.
Viora Health Background and Description
2/3 of U.S. adults are at risk of chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease) with costs of $2.7 trillion annually. Viora Health (www.viorahealth.com) is a digital health solution that improves patient compliance to prevention programs using data and behavioral science tools.
(Penn, Temple, Penn State, Cornell, MIT, Jefferson)
Founder: Wharton MBA, M.S. Statistics, second-time entrepreneur
Advisors: Faculty of Engineering at Penn and NIH Team Leader; ex-United Healthcare Executive; ex-CEO of publicly traded wellness company
Team Members: Developer (PhD); Data Scientist (PhD candidate); Physican (MD)
Ideal candidate is an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a healthcare, medical, nursing, psychology, decision science, behavioral science, or related program; coursework in business, economics, science, math, operations research, engineering, healthcare or statistics; skilled in spoken and written communication; critical and independent thinker; entrepreneurial mindset; well versed in Microsoft office suite, marketing and statistical analysis.
Our past interns helped out team validate the market opportunity. As summer interns, you will work closely with and under the mentorship of our team, clinician partners and advisers as we prepare to test our product with real users. You will conduct surveys, review and analyze data, refine core audience, determine product-market fit; test pricing models and present to and implement findings with the executive team. Your work will inform product refinement and lay the foundation for a formal pilot testing with a top health system in the area. You will have an opportunity to interface with and learn from senior executives and thought leaders.
Duration, Pay, Start Date, Location
Part-time, Unpaid (virtual)
Start date on March 1, 2021