We’re excited to announce two new programs that will help accelerate our work to reimagine care for new and aspiring parents worldwide. The Visiting Scientist Program, as well as our Digital Innovation Fellowship, will help support our clinical research, strategy, and programs to drive innovation and outcomes for our members.

The prenatal care model is ripe for innovation

The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the developed world, and the costs to raise and grow a family are rising each year. Prenatal standards of care haven’t been updated since the 1930s, and traditional health benefits don’t account for deeply entrenched health inequities that disproportionately affect historically marginalized communities. The perinatal care model is ripe for innovation—and the health and wellness of parents and families depends on it.

Bringing partners together to drive innovation in family health

Our Visiting Scientist Program and Digital Innovation Fellowship will bring together some of the best minds from academia and industry to drive innovation in the digital family health space, pairing clinical rigor with technical expertise to enact the change we need to see in perinatal health.

The Visiting Scientist program

The Visiting Scientist program invites academic and clinical experts to accelerate Maven's clinical research roadmap and drive key innovations within its unique care model for women's and family health. The scientists will cross-functionally collaborate with Maven’s clinical team to work on high priority research projects and bring additional rigor to our care design.

Meet our first Visiting Scientist, Dr. Alex Peahl, MD, MSc

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Alex Peahl, MD, MSc as our first Visiting Scientist. Dr. Peahl is an Assistant Professor and physician-investigator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan, and a nationally recognized expert on prenatal care redesign and innovation. Dr. Peahl has led some of the most influential research on redesigning prenatal care, including a recent study of the impact of COVID-19 on the evolution of prenatal care delivery guidelines in the United States.

“I have found that right-sizing prenatal care is critical to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of prenatal care for all patients, particularly for those facing the greatest barriers to care. As a Visiting Scientist, I am excited to share my insights with Maven and collaborate with its clinical team to further advance the company's care model, designing and studying new high-value, patient-centered approaches to maternity care delivery,” said Dr. Peahl.

The Digital Innovation Fellowship

The Digital Innovation Fellowship invites graduate students in clinical professions to help advance Maven’s clinical strategy and research, and inform how Maven will leverage its care model to support vulnerable communities. 

Meet our first Digital Innovation Fellow, Ayotomiwa Ojo

Ayotomiwa Ojo, a MD/MPP candidate at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, joins us as the first Digital Innovation Fellow. She’ll work closely with Dr. Neel Shah on strategy development and research. Ojo will help translate cutting-edge scientific research into the front lines of care. 

“Reimagining the maternal health system will require translating leading-edge science from the world’s top universities to the front lines of care,” says Dr. Neel Shah, Chief Medical Officer of Maven Clinic. “Dr. Peahl and Ms. Ojo are among the most gifted clinical innovators I’ve ever collaborated with. With their collective insight, Maven is poised to fulfill our ambition to ensure every person can choose to grow their family with dignity.”

The next generation of family care

Maven is making significant investments into our digital family health platform to deliver a higher standard of care to birthing parents and families. To learn more about Maven’s work to help ensure every person can choose to grow their family with dignity, or find out how you join the leading digital family health platform, visit our website.

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