Tuesday 12pm, 23 January 2018

Jessica chao

Solving the most critical care delivery problems together with the Clinical Innovation Center

Jessica Chao

Director - UCSF Clinical Innovation Center


The Clinical Innovation Center (CIC) is tasked to develop the infrastructure and internal capacity to accelerate innovations that solve critical delivery system problems at UCSF Health. We partner with internal and external entities to analyze, prototype, test, implement and evaluate solutions that target our organizational priorities. In addition, CIC enables clinicians and staff to discover solutions that was not possible before through programs that leverage resources from cross-industry partnerships.


Jessica is currently the Director of the Clinical Innovation Center overseeing day-to-day operations, leading new clinical design and implementation, as well as business development with various industry and academia partnerships to advance patient care at UCSF. Previously, she has led product design in various San Francisco startups as well as co-founded Healtho, a venture-backed consumer health information company. She is also the co-founder of one of the largest health meetups in Seattle, the Seattle Health Innovators.

Jessica received her MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2012 while she concurrently completed her Residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She also holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy and interned at University of Washington (UW) Harborview Medical Center throughout pharmacy school. While in college, she attended the UW Academy, an early entrance program for young scholars to attend university at an early age.