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Christine Brophy

Christine Brophy joined Discovery in 1999 and has been in health insurance and health promotion industry for 25 years. She has an extensive background in product architecture, IT, operations and complex global project and partner integration and management. In her current position, Christine focuses on the strategic evolution and international application of the Health Risk...

Apr 8, 2014

Gillian Christie

Gillian Christie is a Health Innovation Manager at Vitality. She is a leader in personalized technologies that promote health and prevent disease, and explores their related ethical, legal, and social implications. Gillian previously worked at Grand Challenges Canada, where she researched investment areas within non-communicable diseases. At the Sandra Rotman Centre, she assessed health technologies...

Apr 17, 2014

Jonathan Dugas

Jonathan studied Kinesiology and graduated with Honors from Texas Christian University, where he worked in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory as a research assistant. His strong interest in Exercise Physiology led him to the University of Cape Town, where he completed a Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Tim Noakes. Although his doctoral work focused on...

Apr 17, 2014

Cother Hajat

Cother Hajat is a Public Health Physician and Clinical Epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience in public health, clinical medicine, epidemiology and applied research in the UK and UAE. She holds a MPH, and PhD from King’s College, London. Her role at the Vitality Institute focuses on providing clinical, epidemiological, and analytic insights and...

Jun 12, 2015

Sarah Kunkle

Sarah is a Summer Intern at the Vitality Institute. Her work focuses on personalized health technologies related to health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Sarah is currently an MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is pursuing a certificate in Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research and...

Jun 2, 2015

Dominic Lee

Dominic is an Intern at the Vitality Institute. His work focuses on the impact of aging and cognitive decline on the financial services industry, and how artificial intelligence and robotics can alleviate some of these challenges. Dominic is currently a Master of Health Administration candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia...

Oct 1, 2015

Josiase Maroba

Josiase is an actuary with extensive insurance experience, having worked within several leading South African firms prior to joining Vitality. He adds an actuarial perspective to Vitality’s research and development efforts, providing analytical support to the development and evaluation of current and prospective programes. He has co-authored several papers with leading researchers on the effectiveness...

Apr 21, 2014

Francois Millard

Francois Millard is Senior Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer of The Vitality Group, a member of South Africa-based Discovery Holdings Limited, a leading international financial services institution founded on the principles of consumer engagement and wellness. In his current role, Francois is responsible for the incentive structure and actuarial modeling of the US Vitality...

Apr 8, 2014

Adam Noach

Adam has been with Discovery since 2001 and currently serves as Head of Research & Development at PruHealth in London. In his role with the Vitality Institute, Adam helps refine applicability of R&D findings to the UK market.

Apr 8, 2014

Craig Nossel

Dr. Craig Nossel, currently Head of Vitality Wellness, Discovery's incentive-based wellness programe, is a regular commentator in the media, has co-authored a number of scientific publications, and has several patents relating to wellness programes. Since joining Discovery Health as a Clinical Consultant in 1998, Craig has been involved in several aspects of the business including...

Apr 17, 2014