Panelist: Real World Evidence

More about Belinda

Belinda Tan MD, PhD, is a physician-scientist-entrepreneur who spent her formative professional training years in Los Angeles where she currently resides. Early in her career, she began applying high impact technology ideas to clinical practice with the purpose of providing broader access to quality care. She is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of People Science, a clinical research marketplace for the R&D of alternative medicines. Dr. Tan is in the early founding team and continuing advisor to DirectDerm, the national leader delivering teledermatology services and improving health outcomes among underserved populations. She previously co-founded and served as Chief Medical Officer of Science 37, a venture backed pioneering market leader in virtual clinical trials that led several groundbreaking first-ever FDA-regulated studies. The company’s focus on bringing clinical research to people in their homes significantly improved diversity among clinical study participants, from an average of 5% to 40%. Dr. Tan is a continuing student of life, a listener, and a mentor. As a wife, mother, daughter, and sister, her first-generation American journey has enriched her appreciation of belonging to a global citizenship and of cultural competence as a healthcare provider and entrepreneur. Her personal and professional pursuits are guided by promoting inclusivity, attribution, and access.  Inspired by the needs of people seeking healthcare within the LA County public health system where she trained, Dr. Tan continues to mentor medical trainees as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her board and advisory roles involve the Los Angeles Mayor’s WiSTEM (Women in STEM) Initiative, 826LA, Seed Health, ExtendaTouch, and VisualDx.  She earned her MD and PhD from UCLA and BS from MIT, with additional clinical training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital.