David Lindeman, PhD, Director, Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health

David LindemanDr. Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator. Prior to joining the SCAN-HealthTech Center for Technology and Aging, he was the founder and director of the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging in Evanston, IL, where he was responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based applied research programs, demonstration projects, education programs and dissemination initiatives. Previously, he held positions as Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Co-Director of the UC, Davis Northern California Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Dr. Lindeman has been a principal or co-principal investigator on numerous studies, among these the Virtual Integrated Practice Program (John Hartford Foundation); Online Caregiving Programs (American Business Collaboration); and PREPARE and LEAP programs (Health Resources Service Administration, US DHHS). He also has been director or co-director of numerous foundation coordinating offices, including those for the National Institute on Aging, California Department of Health Services and the Brookdale Foundation.

Dr. Lindeman received his PhD and MSW from UC Berkeley and his BA from SUNY Binghamton.

Andrew Broderick, MBA, Co-Director


Andrew Broderick served as HealthTech’s Director of Research and Forecasting prior to joining the Public Health Institute. Andrew leads PHI’s efforts to advance the design and planning, implementation and evaluation of mHealth and eHealth programs, and to disseminate research findings broadly for use in public policy and health practices. He has considerable experience working with the evaluation of mobile technology among underserved populations and in the safety net setting. He currently serves as co-PI on the HRSA-funded national evaluation of the text4baby program, and also serves as project director for a survey funded by the Commonwealth Fund of safety net providers to assess the current level of mHealth activity in supporting patient engagement in their care; has managed study activities related to data collection, analysis, and reporting for the evaluation of a text-messaging intervention, Care4Life, targeting Spanish-speaking newly diagnosed Type-2 diabetics at Family Health Centers of San Diego; and conducted a landscape analysis on behalf of the Mobile Health Alliance on the role of mHealth in addressing maternal and newborn health in middle- and low-income countries and opportunities for advancing mobile technology in promoting improved health outcomes. Before joining PHI, Andrew spent more than ten years at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International where he led the research, analysis, and writing of reports on a broad range of health-care technology and market issues, and supported government and corporate clients with business-opportunity searches, technology and market assessments, and new-strategy development on projects relating to health care.

Andrew holds a M.A. in economics and geography from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and a master’s degree in business administration from San Francisco State University.

Valerie Steinmetz, Program Director

Ms. Steinmetz joins the Center for Technology and Aging from The Health Technology Center, where she was the Manager of Research and Product Development, and coordinated research in ten key areas including, Medical Imaging, Critical Care, Geriatrics, Cardiovascular Services, Orthopedics, Neurology, Surgical and Interventional Services, Oncology, Healthcare Facilities, and Information Technology. She was responsible for conducting technology scans, developing and the implementation and upkeep of the website.

Ms. Steinmetz received BA degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in Public Health, Psychology, and Molecular and Cell Biology. She received her Pre Medical Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program from the University of California, Berkeley and is completing her MPH degree in Applied Epidemiology at Emory University.

Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH, Vice President of External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor

Dr Nevarez currently serves as the Vice President of External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor at the Public Health Institute (PHI), one of the largest and most comprehensive non-profit public health organizations in the nation.

Dr Nevarez has over 30 years of experience as a physician and 27 years as a public health practitioner, having served as the Director of Department of Health and Human Services and Health Officer, City of Berkeley, California, as well as in various clinical settings including serving as Medical Director at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland. She is currently President of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She is past Board Chair of Latino Coalition for a Healthy California and a member of the Partnership for Prevention Advisory Board. In addition, she has served state government as a member of advisory committees on Primary Care Clinics, Binational and Border Health and Multicultural Health. Her areas of expertise include Women’s reproductive health, community based strategies for chronic disease prevention, and social media for public health.

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