Hi Everyone! Please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about yourself and your projects.

My name is Shashi, I’ll be managing the online community for this Prize Design. I am based in India and have a background in HR and Administration.

If you have any community-related questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to message here or email me at

Hi everyone! I’m Jordan, and I’ll be supporting the research and prize design efforts.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, I worked in the economic consulting industry, conducting research on the U.S. economy. I’m excited to learn from you about frontline health!

Please feel free to message me here, or by email at

Hello XPRIZE Frontline Health Online Expert Community!

I’m Terry, a Product Manager with XPRIZE’s Impact & Design Team. During my time at XPRIZE, I have managed the prize design teams for the Rainforest XPRIZE, launched in 2019, XPRIZE Clean Air, and XPRIZE Infinity Water.

Prior to XPRIZE, I worked in international development, technology management consulting, and corporate strategy. I’m passionate about ending global poverty, and have led efforts in education, global health, and social enterprise development in Africa and South America.

I am eager to share and learn how a prize can help address this global problem!

Hello Tribe,
I’m Heather and I serve on XPRIZE’s Impact and Design Team as a Project Manager. I’m delighted to be a part of the team that is designing the Frontline Health XPRIZE.

Most recently, I worked on the design of the Future of Work XPRIZE. I have over 7 years of experience managing complex projects and programs and I love applying that experience daily to these world-changing XPRIZE designs.

Thank you in advance for being a part of our community and for your contributions. We truly could not do this without you!

Hi all,
i’m one of the team members for this prize design, mainly doing research and analysis, and drafting. Having done a couple of these for XPRIZE, i know that this particular one will be a ride! I’m looking forward to learning from you all and to designing a competition that can have a meaningful and significant impact.

Thank you for joining and contributing! We appreciate any and all thoughts and ideas.

Hi Guys
I am Dr. Shabbir from Taipei Medical University. Seems I’m the first outsider here not from XPrize. First of all, I would like to express my thanks to Shashi Rai for inviting me to this timely and needful initiative.
my major research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Wearable devices, Long term care, Telemedicine, mHealth,
Translational Medicine, Big data analysis and visualization, and has published about 70 SCI papers in the last 5 years. I want to empower care providers and improve patient engagement.
In this COVID-19 era Telemedicine is a best alternative and needful tool. Will be happy to contribute to my best knowledge.

@Shabbir - Welcome Dr. Shabbir! We’re excited to have you join our online community of experts.

Thank you for introducing yourself. You have an amazing background and will look forward to your contributions.

We launched this community last week. There are couple of other experts who have joined the community, but have not yet introduce themselves.

At present we are seeking advice from experts on the key issues:

  • How is digital technology (especially artificial intelligence) currently being used to increase access to basic health care in developing countries.
  • What are the major barriers to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in low and middle-income countries?
We would love to hear your thoughts on this latest discussion topic [here](

In case, if you know or have come across any interesting reports, articles or documentaries etc. that throws light on how healthcare works in low and middle-income countries or how technology is used to overcome healthcare barriers, please share it with us here.
Thank you.

Hello everyone,

My name is Rahul M. Jindal and I am a Professor of Surgery and Global Health. I have several Global Health/Surgery initiatives in India, Guyana, Suriname and Botswana. I am interested in expanding surgical “unmet” need work in Gujarat, India. My Wiki profile is here: Rahul M. Jindal - Wikipedia

The topic “What are the major barriers to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in low and middle-income countries?” fits in with my line of inquiry.

@RahulJindal - Welcome Dr. Rahul! We’re excited to have you join our online community of experts.

Thank you for introducing yourself. I went through your wiki page, you have a great background and perfect for our community. We look forward to your contributions.

It would be great to hear your thoughts on the topic major barriers to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in low and middle-income countries here

It would be nice to have important resources such as reports, articles or documentaries etc. that throws light on how healthcare works in low and middle-income countries or how technology is used to overcome healthcare barriers. In case you have come across any such resources, please share it with us here
Thank you.

Hi everyone, I am Dr Elizabeth Joseph-Shehu from National Open University of Nigeria. I am a professional Nurse and my research focus is on health promotion. I have developed an app that can enhance health promotion and health status of an individual. It is my desire to have everyone have access to health information and quality health care. Am currently working on a project that will enhance health promotion and health access.
I am happy to be part of this community and I contribute to my best knowledge.

@Shabbir @RahulJindal @Lizzy_2020 Welcome and thank you!!

hello all
my name is Lee Stein. I am chairman of SPIRAL.Health we focus on using digital medtech to service rural communities in the usa. we have plans to extend internationally

Lee Stein here. i am also an XPrize Trustee

@LeeStein - Welcome Mr. Lee! We’re excited to have you join our online community of experts.
As SPIRAL Health focuses on digital medtech, It would be great to hear your thoughts on challenges in vaccine distribution in low- and middle-income countries and how technology can solve these challenges here. Thanks.

Hi I’m Dave Winkler. I’m a Professor of Chemistry & Physics and La Trobe University, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Monash University, a Visiting Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, and a Fellow in evolutionary robotics at CSIRO Data61. I use computational methods to study the interaction of molecules and complex materials. My expertise is in the application of AI, machine learning, and evolutionary computational methods to design bespoke materials with novel properties. I also design small molecules and peptides as drug leads (current project on COVID-19 drugs), novel 2D hybrid materials for energy applications, biomaterials and coatings to control immunity and cell behaviour, and advanced informatics methods for surface science.

@drdavewinkler - Thank you Dr. David for Introducing yourself. Your professional experience is great. We look forward to your contribution in the community.

Hello, I’m Kenji Suzuki, Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. I’m Professor and Director of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Imaging Lab here. Before joined here, I worked at Illinois Institute of Technology and Univ. of Chicago in the U.S. I have been actively studying on machine learning and artificial intelligence in biomedical imaging since 1991. I developed special machine leaning models that can learn images directly, commercialized several AI-aided diagnostic systems and medical imaging systems based on them via FDA approval in the past 15 years or so. Now people call a filed that deals with similar machine-learning models deep learning. I have some experience and knowledge on the development of medical imaging AI.

@kenjisuzuki - Thanks Kenji for introducing yourself. Your experience in AI and ML is awesome. We would love to know how AI / ML is currently being leveraged to increase access to basic health care in low- and middle-income countries. You can share your thoughts here. Thanks.

Jonathan H. Chen MD, PhD leads a research group that seeks to empower individuals with the collective experience of the many, combining human and artificial intelligence approaches that will deliver better care than either can do alone. Dr. Chen continues to practice medicine for the concrete rewards of caring for real people and to inspire this research focused on discovering and distributing the latent knowledge embedded in clinical data.

Chen co-founded a company to translate his Computer Science graduate work into an expert system for organic chemistry, with applications from drug discovery to an education tool for students around the world. To gain perspective tackling societal problems in health care, he completed training in Internal Medicine and a Research Fellowship in Medical Informatics. He has published influential work in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Bioinformatics, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Associations, with awards and recognition from the NIH Big Data 2 Knowledge initiative, National Library of Medicine, American Medical Informatics Association, Yearbook of Medical Informatics, and American College of Physicians, among others.

In the face of ever escalating complexity in medicine, informatics solutions are the only credible approach to systematically address challenges in healthcare. Tapping into real-world clinical data like electronic medical records with machine learning and data analytics will reveal the community’s latent knowledge in a reproducible form. By delivering this back to clinicians, patients, and healthcare systems as clinical decision support, we aim to uniquely close the loop on a continuously learning health system.

Hello XPRIZE world
bk here, I am a CEO and co-founder of Peniel Impact Investment, working at the intersection of impact finance and exponential technology, I am here to learn.