Our Medical Advisory Board

Bringing together industry leaders in wearable technology, women’s health, and data science.
  • Dra. Brigitte Leeners
    Dra. Brigitte Leeners Advisory Board Member
    After medical studies at the University of Aachen/Germany, Prof. Leeners became a senior physician at the University of Zurich/Switzerland. One of her main research topics is mathematical modelling of the menstrual cycle. Prof. Leeners’ research has been published in leading publications in the field of gynecology and reproduction medicine around the world. Prof. Leeners has been strongly involved in the scientific studies of Ava, and joined the scientific advisory board in 2015.
  • Dr. Lee Shulman
    Dr. Lee Shulman Advisory Board Member
    Dr. Lee Shulman is the Anna Ross Lapham Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. A board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and clinical geneticist, Dr Shulman is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. He also serves as the Medical Director of Insight Medical Genetics (Chicago, IL) and Reproductive Genetics Innovations (Northbrook, IL). As the Co-Director of the Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program (NOCEDPP) and Cancer Genetics Program, Dr. Shulman spearheads novel clinical efforts to identify and treat asymptomatic women at increased risk for developing ovarian cancer and other hereditary malignancies.
  • Dr. Jerome Chelliah
    Dr. Jerome Chelliah Advisory Board Member
    A practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist in northern California, Dr. Chelliah received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco and his Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Chelliah has lobbied state and national congress on bills pertaining to OB/GYN practice, dedicated to bettering women's healthcare policy. He currently serves as the Junior Fellow Secretary and Treasurer for District IX within ACOG and as the Physician Lead, Rare Diseases for the Division of Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base (PHGKB) for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to his research with the Spina Bifida Association of America, Dr. Chelliah focuses on clinical improvement projects aimed at reducing blood transfusion and mortality rates among obstetrics patients.
  • Dra. Diana Mansour
    Dra. Diana Mansour Advisory Board Member
    Dr. Diana Mansour is Senior Vice President at the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK. A Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare, Dr. Diana Mansour simultaneously serves as Associate Clinical Lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK since 1997. She has published over 80 first-authored peer-reviewed articles and co-written a text book on contraception. Her research interests include medical management of heavy menstrual bleeding, contraception, and menopause.
  • Dr. Johannes Bitzer
    Dr. Johannes Bitzer Advisory Board Member
    Dr. med. Johannes Bitzer is professor emeritus in the University of Basel's department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. His numerous past leadership roles include serving as the president of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISPOG), president of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC), and on the Board of Trustees for the International Menopause Society. Currently, Dr. Bitzer is a Council member of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG). He has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, edited 3 books, and written more than 20 book chapters during his academic career. His research interests include contraceptive technology, sexual and reproductive health, and the interface between obstetrics/gynecology and psychology/psychiatry. He is Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care and Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
  • Dra. Sarah Berga
    Dra. Sarah Berga Advisory Board Member
    Dr. Sarah Berga is Professor and Director of the Division Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Utah. Following her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Berga completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Her prior experience includes serving as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Executive Director of Women's Health Services at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Berga's research interests include the neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying stress-induced anovulation and the impact of sex hormones on primate brain health. Clinically, Dr. Berga specializes in seeing patients with anovulation, menstrual cycle disorders, infertility, perimenopause and menopause, and stress-induced hypothalamic hypogonadism.
  • Dr. Zev Williams
    Dr. Zev Williams Advisory Board Member
    Zev Williams MD. PhD, is the Wendy D. Havens Associate Professor of Women's Health at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His clinical and research focus is infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss and developing novel technologies to help with their diagnosis, treatment and prevention. He has received multiple federal and industry sponsored grants to enable non-invasive real-time monitoring of placental structure and function, advance genetic testing technologies, and facilitate more effective and safer fertility treatments.
  • Susan Wysocki
    Susan Wysocki Advisory Board Member
    Susan J. Wysocki is a nationally recognized figure in the field of reproductive/gender-related health and a pioneer of the nurse practitioner profession. She served as the first President and CEO of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) for 25 years and the founding President of the American College of Nurse Practitioners. Ms. Wysocki has been a columnist and editor for multiple publications. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Medscape Women’s Health, American Nurse, and Contraceptive Technology. She mergers perspectives from her experience as a women’s health nurse practitioner, CEO of a national organization, media expert, writer, and opinion leader to inform and advise consumers and women’s health companies about actions and issues as well as products that will improve health and well-being.

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