About Us

At the Digital Lab, we’re bridging healthcare and technology to improve lives and innovate care.

Technological advancement has influenced every aspect of our lives, including our health. Though our healthcare system has evolved over time, there remains a significant opportunity for impact at the intersection of science, art, and technology.

In 2016, we set out to seize this opportunity by assembling a unique interdisciplinary and digitally-oriented research and development unit at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, academically with the University of British Columbia.

Today, we’re known as the Digital Lab, a diverse team of specialists united by our passion for social impact and dedicated to improving the lives of children locally and around the world.

Our team combines expertise and experience from multiple disciplines including healthcare, engineering, design, computer science, psychology, and much more. We embrace the strength of diversity, both personally and professionally, and pride ourselves on a culture of curiosity, creativity, and courage to challenge the norm.

Together, we aim to improve health by inspiring hope, catalyzing change, and transforming tomorrow through digital innovation.

Our Story
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Our

Team

Meet the people that make it happen, and their inner child that inspires possibility.

Dr. John Jacob
Founder & Head
Dr. John Jacob
Dr. John Jacob
Founder & Head
Dr. Sima Zakani
Associate Director
Dr. Sima Zakani
Dr. Sima Zakani
Associate Director
Suzy Spence
Producer and Designer
Suzy Spence
Suzy Spence
Producer and Designer
Dr. Brian Greeley
Research Project Manager
Dr. Brian Greeley
Dr. Brian Greeley
Research Project Manager
Christin Jung
Manager, Business Operations
Christin Jung
Christin Jung
Manager, Business Operations
Eric Greaney
Program Manager, Engineering
Eric Greaney
Eric Greaney
Program Manager, Engineering
Conor Tarpey
Project Manager, Engineering
Conor Tarpey
Conor Tarpey
Project Manager, Engineering
Avery Martin
Operations Coordinator
Avery Martin
Avery Martin
Operations Coordinator
Thomas Frew
Engineering Co-Op
Thomas Frew
Thomas Frew
Engineering Co-Op
Marharshi Panchal
Engineering Co-Op
Marharshi Panchal
Marharshi Panchal
Engineering Co-Op
Simon Frew
Research Assistant
Simon Frew
Simon Frew
Research Assistant
Sarah Tan
Designer
Sarah Tan
Sarah Tan
Designer
Sabina Jaramillo
Designer
Sabina Jaramillo
Sabina Jaramillo
Designer
Gillian Tsang
Designer
Gillian Tsang
Gillian Tsang
Designer
Eunji Oh
Developer
Eunji Oh
Eunji Oh
Developer
Joey Gao
Coordinator, Product & Design
Joey Gao
Joey Gao
Coordinator, Product & Design
Shahrzad Jafari
Research Assistant
Shahrzad Jafari
Shahrzad Jafari
Research Assistant
Jenny Huang
Project Manager
Jenny Huang
Jenny Huang
Project Manager
Septim Xia
Developer
Septim Xia
Septim Xia
Developer
Dan Block
Producer and Developer
Dan Block
Dan Block
Producer and Developer
Bensson Wu
Designer
Bensson Wu
Bensson Wu
Designer

JOIN OUR TEAM

Interested in starting a career with Digital Lab? Our multidisciplinary team comes from varied backgrounds across science, technology, arts, and more. Your passion, knowledge, and applied skillset are more important to us than formal credentials. View our job openings, and join us in making a difference.

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