Robert Brooks, Chicago, USA

My name is Robert Brooks and I live in Chicago, Illinois. I’ve been living with type 1 diabetes my entire cognitive life (about 25 years).

My passion is in healthcare technology, especially in digital interventions for diabetes. I’m one of the first employees of Livongo, which is the leading consumer digital health company focused on chronic conditions in America, where I’ve held a variety of roles as the organization has grown and evolved over the years. Prior to Livongo, I worked at AT&T and as an Emergency Medical Technician.

I’m inspired to make positive change to improve the lives of people around the world, and that’s why I believe in Beta Change. What excites me most about this organisation is the intersection of healthcare and technology: we are constantly developing new approaches, therapies, and healthcare delivery models to improve quality of life and increase access to care and education.

I’ve led teams and continue support a wide range of initiatives for organisations like AADE, ADA, JDRF, and the Joslin Diabetes Center. I was also an IDF Young Leader in Diabetes. With a degree in Communications and Business Law from Boston College, I currently teach entrepreneurship to high school students on Chicago’s South Side.

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