The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Farbod Hagigi PhD is the Founder and CEO of ClinicalBox, Inc., a healthcare technology company focused on applying evidence-based software design to solving the challenges of coordination and patient engagement. He has significant experience across the healthcare industry: healthcare delivery, insurance, technology, biopharma and global health. He has expertise in corporate strategy, coordination, patient safety, modular system design, healthcare software, performance measurement, product development, business valuation, clinical trials and operations research. Prior to ClinicalBox he was a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the Boston office. While at BCG he worked with C-suite executives on significant strategic and operational challenges as a core member of healthcare and technology practice areas. And prior to BCG he advised healthcare organizations (e.g., healthcare delivery systems, biotech, global health) on improving coordination and performance. He is a regular speaker at conferences, universities and industry meetings on a wide-range of healthcare industry topics.
At BCG, Dr. Hagigi worked on 16 projects at 12 clients across the healthcare value chain. He led projects focused on topics such as product development in healthcare technology, biopharma R&D strategy, portfolio management, valuation, operational improvements, integrated delivery systems and public/private partnerships in global health. Prior to joining BCG, Dr. Hagigi worked with Amgen in US Development Operations, consulting to increase the efficiency of clinical trials. He also worked with Amgen’s Global Health Economics group on outcomes research. In the healthcare delivery sector he enhanced the management of patients with chronic diseases using technology, which integrated decision-making protocols.
Dr. Hagigi has a PhD in Healthcare Policy and Management (Heller School, Brandeis University). The primary focus of his research was on evaluating the impact on performance from optimal use of coordination mechanisms and improved relational coordination (RC). His research also advanced perspectives on the use of technology to effectively coordinate healthcare services and clinical trials. During his PhD he received the U.S. Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Fellowship. Before the PhD he completed a Masters in Public Health in Healthcare Management (UCLA), with a focus on finance and economics in healthcare, and a BA in Business Economics magna cum laude (UCLA).