Proteins Express Health

Health Outlook is using modern proteomics to better predict health events and improve health outcomes.

Laborary vial filled with blood

More than just a vial...

New technologies allow scientists to measure thousands of proteins from a vial of blood.

...powerful health insights

The Health Prediction Company

Our Mission

  • Make better predictions of health events than available options today.
  • We use advanced statistical and AI techniques to bridge the gap between today’s world of massive proteomic datasets and real-world practice.
  • Our long-term ambition is to apply such algorithms to support measures to shift the human life expectancy curve.

We leverage health prediction algorithms across healthcare ecosystem


Our Leadership Team

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Howard W. Sams

Chief Executive Officer

Previously Global Head of Siemens Digital and Computational Pathology business. Global leadership roles in Roche Diagnostics over a decade. Multiple roles at Guidant/Boston Scientific, started career at Conseco. BS, Butler University & MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

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Leena Das-Young, PharmD

SVP, Strategy & Innovations

Led early cancer detection at Guardant Health. Prior Global Head of Pfizer Late Phase Oncology development with multiple leadership roles in commercial & development at Pfizer & Bayer. Pre-industry roles in AIDS clinical research & direct patient care in various health systems. BS & PharmD from Purdue University.

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David Perlman, Ph.D.

VP, Head of Proteomics

More than 25 years at the cutting-edge of the Proteomics field. Directed the Ultrasensitive & Single-cell Proteomics biomarker and drug discovery group at Merck. Previously, Head of Target Discovery at Crescenta Biosciences and Director of the Collaborative Proteomics Center at Princeton University. Ph.D. and Post-docs in Cell & Molecular Biology, Virology and Proteomics, BU School of Medicine.

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Nicola Jessen

Head of Marketing

Leads our Marketing efforts. Previously Head of Company Digitalization & Automation at Siemens Healthineers for Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Multiple global roles in strategy, M&A, digital transformation, change management, and product development. Several years of experience as Head of Marketing at a German startup.

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Sharon Reese

Head of Accounting

Leads the Accounting and financial reporting for Health Outlook. CFO Partner at TechCXO with extensive experience in life sciences. Previously Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance & Compliance at AgNovos Bioscience, BioReliance, and United BioSource Corporation. B.S. in Accounting, Penn State University and Certified Public Accountant.

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Travis Read

Head of Business Development

Leads all deal related activities and externalization efforts for the Company. Previous roles include senior positions in private equity and private equity backed biopharmaceutical companies including Gurnet Point Capital, Coherus Biosciences and M8 Pharmaceuticals. B.A., University of California, Berkeley.​

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Jeremy Bowser

SVP, Operations

Leads our Operations division. Previously led implementation, contracting and commercial education Teams at Roche Diagnostics. Retired Navy SEAL with 25 years of global experience in executive leadership, mentorship, and advisory roles. Decorated combat veteran. BS, University of Charleston and is an MBA candidate with University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Jason Wang

Chief Medical Scientist

Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention, and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at Stanford University. Co-chairs the mobile health and other new technologies group at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. B.S. in molecular biology from MIT, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and Ph.D. in policy analysis from RAND.

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Lisa Uthgenannt

Head of Human Resources

Seasoned global HR executive with extensive experience in healthcare services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries. Most recently delivered consulting services to start-up companies. Previously Chief Human Resources Officer at LabCorp and Senior Vice Present of Human Resources at Covance and Johnson & Johnson.

Board of Directors

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Peter Koerte, Ph.D.

Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Siemens

As CTO and CSO for Siemens AG, Peter is responsible for strategy, digitization and establishment of the industrial internet of things (IoT). Peter has had multiple global management roles at Siemen Healthineers and has also worked at BCG. He received a Ph.D. in strategy and international management from WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

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Tadd Wessel

Managing Partner, Petrichor Healthcare Capital Management

Mr. Wessel was formerly a Managing Director at OrbiMed Advisors and Vice President at Fortress Investment Group. He sits on numerous boards of directors of life sciences companies as well as the International Centers for Precision Oncology (ICPO) Foundation. A.B. in Biology from Princeton University.

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Adam Morgan

Partner at Avego,
CIO of Velan Capital

Career spanning two decades through the healthcare and fundamental asset management. Before Avego he worked at Broadfin Capital, Iguana Healthcare and Pura Vida Investments. Previous role at Cowen and Company. BS in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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John Rydzewski

Health Markets

Heads the Rand Corporation Heath Advisory Board. Banker at Solomon Partners. Former fund manager and long-time investment banker. Received MBA from Wharton.

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Joseph Konowiecki, J.D.

Chairman, Alignment Health

As General Counsel for PacifiCare, one of the nation's largest health organizations, he was instrumental in closing its $9.2 billion sale to United Health. He is currently Chairman of Alignment Healthcare, a rapidly growing Medicare insurer. He serves on the board of directors for Health Outlook.

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Tim Opler, Ph.D.

Health Outlook

Partner at Torreya, former professor and entrepreneur. Serves on boards of multiple private companies. Previously at Credit Suisse in healthcare investment banking and at FibroGen in a strategy role. Ph.D., Econ, UCLA.

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Howard W. Sams

Chief Executive Officer,
Health Outlook

Previously Global Head of Siemens Digital and Computational Pathology business. Global leadership roles in Roche Diagnostics over a decade. Multiple roles at Guidant/Boston Scientific, started career at Conseco. BS, Butler University & MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Advisory Board

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Andy Dannenberg, M.D.

Former Professor Medicine,
Weill Cornell Medical College

Partner at Emerald Bioventures. Formerly was Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Author of 200+ scientific publications. Expert on inflammation and cancer. MD Wash U., St. Louis.

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Paul Ridker, M.D.

Professor of Medicine,
Harvard University

Dr. Ridker is a cardiovascular epidemiologist and biomedical researcher whose research has provided proof-of-principle for the inflammation hypothesis of atherosclerosis and the first proven anti-inflammatory treatment for coronary artery disease.

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Richard Ulevitch, Ph.D.

Dept. Immunology,
Scripps Research Institute

Richard Ulevitch is professor of immunology and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Immunology at The Scripps Research Institute. His career is marked by a number of seminal scientific discoveries in the field of innate immunity. He has a strong ongoing interest in implications of proteomics for science and medicine. He received a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Thomas E. Rohan, M.B.B.S., PH.D., D.H.Sc.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Dr. Rohan is a cancer epidemiologist who studies the role of genetic/molecular, nutritional, and hormonal factors in the etiology and pathogenesis of a wide range of cancers. In addition to being chair of the department of epidemiology and population health, Dr. Rohan is associate director for population sciences in the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. He is on the editorial board of several journals, and is a member of several professional societies.

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David Shulkin, M.D.

Former Secretary,
Veterans Administration

Dr. Shulkin is an American physician and former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin was also CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center and was president of Morristown Medical Center. He was the first CMO of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Mark Simon

Co-Founder and Advisor,

Mark Simon is a partner at Torreya Partners, which he co-founded in 2007. He brings over 20 years of experience in advising biotech companies. He is active on numerous boards including that for the Alliance for Aging Research. Before Torreya, Simon in investment banking at Citigroup and Robertson Stephens. Mark received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Ravi J. Patel, D.O.

Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Ravi Patel is a Board Certified Emergency Physician. He completed his medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he served as chief resident. Dr. Patel has become passionate about digital health and using health informatics to solve complex logistical and analytical problems.

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Dan Lewis

Board Member, Lobesity

Accomplished C-suite executive across multiple industries. Recently, worked in healthcare as the COO of a $1.5B hospital system and in biotech as the CEO of Lobesity, a start-up company dedicated to the treatment of obesity. Successfully led the exit in 2021 and remains a Board Member. Currently, advises other start-ups in the health tech sector. Received a BA degree from Kent State University and an MA from the University of Akron.

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