Bernard Chang, Co-Founder, Mighty Health
Bernard Chang is the Vice Chair of Research and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University, where he holds the Tushar Shah and Sarah Zion Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine. He is both a research psychologist and emergency physician, having completed his PhD in Psychology at Harvard, his MD at Stanford and medical residency in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School (Mass General-Brigham). He is passionate about studying the interface of the mind and body and has research interests in neurological emergencies (stroke), as well as clinician psychological and cardiovascular health. Bernard has received grant funding at the institutional, state, and federal level and is fortunate to currently be one of the top 10 highest funded NIH Emergency Medicine Principal Investigators in the United States. He oversees the research division at Columbia’s Department of Emergency Medicine, where their amazing team of faculty/administrators and research staff has led their group to be ranked among the Top 5 Emergency Medicine Departments in the United States (by federal funding) in less than 4 years since being created. He is also passionate about advancing the science of digital health. Bernard is the medical co-founder of Mighty Health, a Y-combinator backed digital wellness platform for older adults with polychronic disease. In another life, between his formal academic and clinical training, Bernard served as a professional sailboat captain doing yacht deliveries internationally which has given him a lifelong passion and respect for all things nautical.