Center for Digital Health

Advisory Board Nomination Form

The Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health is seeking nominations for our Inaugural Advisory Board.

Advisory Board Nomination Form

The Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health believes in the value and impact of working collaboratively across disciplines, listening to diverse voices and lived experiences, and fusing innovative ideas with the latest in technology and evidence-based research. We believe that the intersection of cutting edge research and digital healthcare innovations informed by diverse voices will help improve lives and make healthcare more accessible and equitable for all. 

The Inaugural Advisory Board offers an exciting opportunity for you to be the first Advisory Board members to shape the direction of an excellent research Center and help push the Center’s creative, innovative, and science-based mission forward. There may also be opportunities to advise on the development of a Youth Advisory Board, have a Rhode Island youth on the Advisory Board, or give back to the Brown community by having a Brown University student representative on the Advisory Board as well. We believe not only in the importance of excellent research, innovative digital health solutions, and collaborative partnerships, but also in the value of working within our community and fostering the next generation of researchers and innovative leaders.

If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity to join the Inaugural Advisory Board, please fill out the nomination form below!

Nomination Form


We are looking for an engaged healthcare provider with vast clinical experience with patient care and digital technologies. Must have a strong interest in the future of medicine and technology and desire to make healthcare more accessible and equitable for all.


We are searching for an experienced designer in human-centric design, tech start-up, or other related design/technology field who can advise on trends in the digital design/tech world as well as provide insights on digital technologies (e.g. apps, wearables, etc.). Must have the ability to push the Center’s innovative thinking and design forward.


Seeking a professional with extensive business experience growing healthcare-related centers or start-ups. Must be able to advise on ways to grow revenue, expand networks, and point out common challenges to avoid and strategies to implement. Preferably an individual with a degree in health care administration or health-related field.


We are looking for a creative professional experienced with marketing strategies and best practices including the use of social media. Ideally able to provide strategic marketing advice and guidance on innovating branding and messaging of the Center’s research and digital products.


We are searching for a professional with several years’ experience with fundraising and successfully securing donations and other funding sources. Must be able to provide guidance on creative ways to increase the Center’s revenue and recommend next steps and potential people/networks of interest and best strategies to implement.

Legal / Ethics:

Seeking an expert who can advise on legal matters related to digital health, common mistakes to avoid, as well as best practices. An additional benefit would be if the nominee has experience or interest in the ethics of digital technologies and science and can help raise questions and think through ethical challenges and implications of certain digital healthcare innovations.

Department of Health:

We are looking for a professional at the Rhode Island Department of Health who can provide experience with healthcare based governmental agencies. Must be able to provide insights into potential barriers and common pitfalls to avoid and best practices for working with governmental agencies.


We are looking for a patient who can share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with the healthcare system. Must be able to provide a voice from the patient perspective that can help inform the Advisory Board’s discussions to keep sight on the people our work affects. Patients with diverse backgrounds and experiences with navigating different health systems are strongly encouraged.


Seeking non-profits experienced with diverse and historically marginalized communities who can bring these communities’ perspectives, lived experiences, and cultural insights to Advisory Board discussions. Must be knowledgeable about challenges their communities face and help the Center understand how best to serve a diverse patient base and create more accessible and equitable digital healthcare solutions. Preference to technology-based or health care organizations serving unique populations in unique community settings.

  • Commit to a 2-3 year term
  • Attend two meetings per year
  • Be informed about our mission, vision, and values:
  • Participate in several conference calls throughout the year outside of the two Advisory Board meetings
  • Be willing to have your bio listed on our website under the role of the Advisory Board
  • Inform others in your networks about our work
  • Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies
  • Suggest possible nominees for future Advisory Board positions as they open
  • Assist with the Center’s strategic mission, vision, and values
  • Advise on numerous topics related to the Center’s digital health mission, projects, and growth strategies


Creating digital health innovations that improve lives. Together.


The Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health (CDH) is a hub where creative minds across diverse disciplines and perspectives can create and implement impactful digital health. CDH is a model of how an academic medical center can influence health by uniting technology, science, entrepreneurs, healthcare, and health systems. We drive a rapid pipeline from discovery to dissemination through our deep commitment to methodological rigor, equity and ethics. Building on our direct connections with our patients, communities, and practitioners, our research is informed by both current and future clinical needs. We collaboratively design, test, and deploy digital health projects that address society’s most pressing health challenges. We anticipate and help shape the future of the field.  We impact health through digital innovation - together.


Impact: We pursue projects that make a real difference for real people. We are dedicated to ensuring that digital health is effective, usable, and feasible - and to making sure that digital health products that meet these metrics are shared widely.

Innovation: The best digital health interventions push the edge. They redefine how we think about health outcomes, how and where technology can influence health, and what new combinations of digital technology and healthcare may be possible. We believe that the most transformative innovations emerge from partnerships of unusual suspects; new connections between diverse disciplines, academic institutions, and private and public organizations are key to our long-term success. 

EquityOur work is deeply rooted in our communities - our patients, our clinicians, community partners, researchers, and students. Through careful inclusion of voices that have traditionally been underrepresented in the science and design of healthcare interventions, we can focus our work on addressing and preventing social inequities in health. We commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the deepest sense of the words. This focus on equity is too often missing from the world of digital health. 

Integrity: In recognition of our responsibilities to our patients and colleagues, we ensure that our work is rigorous, using best-of-class methods for development, measurement, and dissemination. Our work must also be ethical. We respect our responsibilities to patients, participants, and providers; are attentive to conflict of interest; and maintain a purposeful eye toward issues of stigma, transparency, and justice.