Akhila started her career in the life sciences, working in research at the University of Michigan and the National Institutes of Health. Her published work includes papers in Nature, Human Genomics and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Previously, Akhila was the founder of CyberDoctor, a healthcare communications company. For her work on CyberDoctor, Akhila was honored as a Rising Star at Health 2.0, a semifinalist in the Healthcare Innovation World Cup, and a Global Leader in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Center of Healthcare Innovation. Akhila received her Bachelor of Science in neuroscience with honors from the University of Michigan, her graduate degree in biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is passionate about scientific literacy and changing the existing paradigms of bench to bedside research.
Keywords: healthcare, science, scientific literacy, biology, genetics, patient communication