Founder and Executive Producer, The Healthcare Roadtrip
Indu co-founded and served as CEO of Health 2.0, the leading conference and media platform that promotes and catalyzes new technologies in healthcare. Health 2.0's conference business was acquired by HIMSS in 2017. An immigrant from Bangalore, India, Indu moved to Long Island at the age of 9. She received her BS from Cornell University in Science and Technology Studies and MD from Stony Brook University. She moved west to receive her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, deciding to forgo medical residency in order to develop new healthcare dialogues and care models. In 2018, Indu was selected as a fellow of the Aspen Institute's fourth class of Health Innovators Fellows.
Prior to founding Health 2.0, Indu was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Physic Ventures, Vice President of Healthcare and Biomedical Research at Gerson Lehman Group and Director of Outcomes Research at Quorum Consulting, Inc. She has served as Vice President of the Society for Participatory Medicine and on advisory committees of the Department of Health and Human Services and National Health Data Consortium. She is an advisor to Parsley Health, Athletik, Patient Insight and Scentista.
“It’s a thrill to present new technologies before they go mainstream, to speculate about and to advocate for their impact. But improving health and healthcare will take more than technology. How can we co-create new frameworks to empower people to lead sustainable change in their communities, so that in the process of improving health we can improve our lives?”
Senior Producer and Director of Development, The Healthcare Roadtrip
Danielle J. Brooks has spent the last decade designing, leading and managing research, project development, strategy and implementation programs across a variety of industries including healthcare, media and communications, human rights, policy, and law. She prides herself on bridging creativity with strategic approaches that result in true impact.
A native Iowan, Danielle studied at Oberlin College and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. She then attended William and Mary School of Law, achieving her Juris Doctorate. Currently she owns and operates her own boutique consulting firm, Bridges. Bridges uses research, policy, strategic design and creativity to develop solutions for the organizations and communities they serve.
Danielle also serves on the Health IT advisory board for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research at Morehouse School of Medicine and the Advisory Panel for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
”I’ve been involved in the healthcare industry, involuntarily and voluntarily my entire life. The product of a physician and a dentist, I have fond memories of spending weekends when I was a kid in my mom’s dental office pretending I was her assistant while she cleaned my sister’s teeth or playing with Barbies on a couch in my dad’s office while he meticulously poured over x-rays and lab results. Dedicating their careers to serving those “left out of the system”, I grew up in a home where equity in health was paramount. And this drive for equity served as the seeds of my inspiration. It is what moves me. It inspired me to go to law school and choose a career in policy and advocacy.”