A leading provider of scalable digital health coaching in Europe, Liva Healthcare (“Liva”), launches new Scientific Advisory Board. Liva has attracted some of Europe’s most respected scientific leaders within chronic conditions and behaviour change psychology to join its global Advisory Board. The board will oversee the medical quality of the programmes and conduct the latest scientific research into Liva’s behavioural change model.
The Advisory Board will be chaired by Liva’s Chief Medical Officer, MD, PhD, Carl J. Brandt, Postdoctoral researcher at the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Southern Denmark.
Joining Liva’s Advisory Board is Prof. Dr Lisette Van Gemert-Pijnen, Chair of Persuasive Health Technology at university of Twente, and Head of Centre for eHealth & Wellbeing Research.
Additional Advisory Board members include:
– Prof. Timothy Skinner, Director of University department of Rural Health at La Trobe University, and Professor of Health Psychology at University of Copenhagen. Prof. Skinner has been responsible for developing several diabetes self-management support programmes, including DESMOND, the longest standing NHS training course for people with type 2 diabetes.
– Prof. Thorsten Lewalter, Head of Department of Cardiology, int. Klinikum München Süd, and Director of Department of Cardiology, Peter Osypka Heart Center. Prof. Lewalter is a renowned cardiology expert. He is co-editor of numerous professional journals and is considered one of the founders of modern therapy of cardiac arrhythmias.
– Stephanie Kaiser, Founder and Managing Director of the digital health platform Heartbeat Labs. Kaiser has more than 12 years’ experience in building and developing digital, consumer-oriented products. Since 2018, Kaiser has been a member of the Digital Council that advises the chancellor of Germany and the German government on the important matter of digitalisation.
– Prof. Åke Sjöholm, Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Gävle, Associate Professor at Karolinska Institute, Professor of University of South Alabama, and Associate Professor Diabetes at Region Gävleborg. Prof. Sjöholm is a prominent Swedish diabetes expert and has been listed as a noteworthy diabetes researcher by Marquis Who’s Who.