Jessica Chao
Jessica Chao

Jessica Chao, MBA ‘12

Director, Clinical Innovation Center
University of California San Francisco
Industry: Healthcare, Life Sciences

Jessica is currently the Director for the Clinical Innovation Center at UCSF where she leads a team of human factor designers, developers and project managers to ideate, prototype, implement, and evaluate new care delivery models and technologies that solves the most critical care delivery problems faced by UCSF Health. In addition, she also leads industry and startup partnership to support concept and product validation.

Previously, she has lead product design in various San Francisco startups as well as co-founding a consumer health information company based in Seattle. She is also the co-founder for one of the latest health meetups in Seattle, the Seattle Health Innovators. In her spare time, she advises health technology founders and loves to train her 2 year-old Border Collie German Shepherd.

Jessica received MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2012 while she concurrently completed her Residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She also holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy and BS in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. While in college, she attended the UW Academy, an early entrance program for young scholars to attend university at an early age.