About Catalia HealthChanging Healthcare by Putting Patients First
Catalia Health brings together artificial intelligence, psychology, and medical guidelines to enable patient empowerment, wellness, and higher quality of life for our program participants.
Catalia Health’s vision is to provide a digital companion that is uniquely adapted to help each patient better manage their health and wellness based on their preferences, needs, lifestyle, and situation.
Origin and Journey
2000-2007 MIT Media Lab
Cory Kidd makes remarkable findings on social robots making proven differences in patient interaction
2014: Catalia Health Begins
Cory Kidd starts Catalia Health
2015: Mabu Designed at IDEO
IDEO iterates and designs the first Mabu prototypes
2017: Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente pilots first integrated health program in heart failure
Catalia Health launches first major pharmaceutical program with Pfizer
2020: Virtual Clinical Trials
Catalia Health launches Virtual Clinical Trials Platform
Who We Are
Our Leadership Team
Dr. Cory Kidd, PhD
Dr. Cory Kidd is the founder and CEO of Catalia Health. Dr. Kidd has been working in healthcare technology for nearly two decades. The focus of his work has been applying innovative technologies towards solving large-scale healthcare challenges. His previous company, Intuitive Automata, created interactive coaches for weight loss. Prior to this, Dr. Kidd received his M.S. and Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab in human-robot interaction. While there, he conducted studies that showed the psychological and clinical advantages of using a physical robot over screen-based interactions.
Devon Edwards is the COO at Catalia Health. Devon is an operations, business partnership, and strategy expert. He focuses on understanding and forecasting customer needs, and asking lots of questions. He’s also a former attorney who practiced at Morrison & Foerster LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas where he was an editor of the Texas Law Review. He received his AB from Princeton University
VP of Product Management
Shrabani Jain is the VP of Product Management at Catalia Health. Her focus involves engaging with strategic customers, planning, estimating, tracking, communicating across projects, and timelines. Her previous roles include Digital Transformation, Innovation leader, Patient engagement, RWE, and data analytics. She brings several decades of experience in Management and Technology across industries. The most recent decade was focused in Pharma and Healthcare. Shrabani got her BS in Finance, Post-Grad in Computers, and an Executive MBA in Strategic Management.
Dr. Komal Patel is the resident Clinical Pharmacist at Catalia Health and excels in finding innovative means to achieve better patient outcomes. She brings a unique understanding of the healthcare industry with her through her consulting experiences, leading clinical program development, and heading operations management for specialty pharmacies. Komal received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, and has been known in the pharmacy industry for her advocacy efforts in changing healthcare policy to improve patient access to care.
Senior Director of Operations
Ninette Tan is an RN and the Director Of Operations at Catalia Health where she is responsible for developing processes around rollout and ongoing support of patients and health customers. She works with Quality to ensure safety and accuracy in the delivery of care for patients. Ninette received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University and her previous roles include building operations at early-stage health technology companies in partnership with health systems such as Mayo Clinic.
Human Robot Interaction Engineer
Jill Greczek is the Human-Robot Interaction Engineer at Catalia Health. Her expertise is in combining artificial intelligence with expert knowledge from interdisciplinary teams to create the best interaction with Mabu for each patient. Jill received her M.S. in Computer Science working in the Interaction Lab at the University of Southern California, where her research focused on the practical deployment of autonomous social robots in homes, schools, hospitals, and other real-world settings.