We are pleased to welcome Nima Behkami, PhD to the Founders Workbench Advisory Board. Nima leads Strategic Alliance at Merck’s Digital Innovation and Outreach (DIO) program. DIO brings together entrepreneurs, academia, corporate partners, and venture capital to build new synergies for tackling healthcare’s most difficult problems from a pharmaceutical and consumer health perspective.
Prior to Merck, Nima was a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, where he investigated ways to make healthcare delivery more effective through innovation and system redesign. Nima serves as advisor to digital health startups, and is involved in building Boston's healthcare entrepreneurial ecosystem through the Harvard Innovation Lab and Brigham & Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub.
Prior to transitioning to healthcare, Nima spent nearly a decade in leadership roles in enterprise software and semiconductor manufacturing industries. He holds a PhD in Engineering Management, and is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School where he was awarded a National Library of Medicine Fellowship at the Center for Biomedical Informatics.
To find out more about Nima, check out his LinkedIn profile.
We look forward to sharing Nima’s expertise and advice on our blog.