, Human Diagnosis Project
Shantanu Nundy, M.D., works on behalf of the Human Diagnosis Project (or Human Dx). He practices primary care at Mary’s Center, a federally qualified health center for low-income and uninsured individuals in Washington D.C., and is a lecturer in health policy.
The Human Diagnosis Project (www.humandx.org) is a global, open medical initiative that aims to map any health problem to its possible diagnoses. Together we can empower anyone, anywhere with the world’s collective medical insight. Human Dx collects and interprets online contributions from members of the medical, patient, and scientific communities to develop the first open diagnostic system.The current smartphone version of Human Dx also enables the simplest and fastest way for any health care professional to check, or receive informal peer consults on, clinical cases with colleagues and the global medical community.
Shantanu’s career spans global health, academia, and technology. Previously, he founded a medical clinic in rural India and served as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) on patient safety, the Results for Development (R4D) Institute on noncommunicable diseases, and SNEHA, a women’s and children’s health non-governmental organization in Mumbai, India. Shantanu has conducted research at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and published peer-reviewed articles in Health Affairs, Academic Medicine, and the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Prior to Human Dx, Shantanu was Managing Director for Clinical Innovation at Evolent Health, a population health management company, and co-founded mHealth Solutions, a mobile messaging startup for low-income patients with chronic illness.