4200 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas, 78756
The team is led by CEO Daphne Kis, a longtime technology entrepreneur and CEO.
She spent nearly twenty years as co-founder and CEO of EDventure Holdings where she published Release 1.0, the premiere report on emerging trends in technology, which helped catalyze many of the breakthroughs that modern technology users take for granted today.
EDventure also produced the canonical conference of the web.0 era, The PC Forum, and invested in emerging markets through their early stage fund, including healthcare IT and life sciences.
Daphne leads the Litmus team with a strong early stage venture strategy and vision.
Sam Volchenboum, MD, PhD, is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Litmus Health. He directs the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago. Litmus is his brainchild, combining his expertise in both clinical settings and medical informatics.
Sam has a masters in informatics from MIT and has spent almost 20 years as a practicing pediatric oncologist.
Frustrated with the inefficiencies he observed in clinical care and medical research, Sam began developing new tools for collecting, processing, and managing medical data. His entire career has been dedicated to making medicine more data-driven with computer science and informatics.
James Crooks is our VP of Engineering. He earned his PhD in Biophysics at the University of Chicago before turning his talents to Litmus Health. James was the founding CTO of Artifice, a Chicago-based hackerspace and incubator focused on empowering youth.
During his time at Nokia, James also helped apply machine learning techniques to identify key patterns in traffic patterns and speed limits specifically, an application still used today.
His deep expertise in machine learning as it applies to healthcare has been recognized by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health and University of Chicago, and the Howard Huges Medical Institute.
As an interdisciplinary researcher, data scientist, and software engineer, James drives Litmus’ product, infrastructure, and R&D.