IWD 2019: Women Leading Women's Heart Health and Data Gaps in Healthcare

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International Women's Day 2019 is a reminder of where we've been and where we want to go.

At Bloomer Health Tech we want to honor women who are raising awareness and leading the movement towards women's health & wellness, through fighting heart disease in women and by eliminating data gaps, the 20 women in our 2019 list are cardiologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, heart survivors, thought leaders and celebrities that either work closely with us or whose work and leadership has deeply impacted our work.

Change is happening and we are grateful to have them as role models, their leadership, their work, their stories and also with many of them, the mentorship and continuous support they have provided to us is SO POWERFUL. They truly motivate us to keep moving forward with our mission to eliminate data gaps in healthcare and our vision to enable personalized, data-driven medicine across gender and race.

It is amazing the impact that reading their work, having a collaboration call and in-person meetings with one this women can do in benefit of getting us, Women in STEM, focused, educated and stronger to tackle this problem and continue the movement towards eliminating healthcare disparities in healthcare and preventing novel Digital Health and AI tools to be just for one part of the population. We know where we want to go, we need all populations to be analyzed and understood, to prevent data biases in healthcare and avoid repeating mistakes of the past that often ignored diversity in advances.

We are continuously looking to grow and connect with them and other women pushing this field forward. We invite all of you who care deeply and want to build technology for women's heart health to send us an email at, TOGETHER we can accelerate progress in Women's Health.

To honor these women we have selected some media to inspire you too. They are all, truly awesome. If you want to share with us interesting videos about women's heart health and data gaps, please share in the comments below!

Happy IWD 2019 everyone. From our heart, to yours,

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  1. Dr. Nandita S. Scott, MD - Co-director Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program & Co-Director Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Tips mantaining heart health during pregnancy


2. Dr. Malissa J. Wood, MD - Co-director Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Multidisciplinary approach to the care of the women with cardiovascular disease risk factors.


3. Nancy Brown - CEO of American Heart Association (AHA)

Why Go Red For Women helps the American Heart Association achieve it's overall mission and goals for the next 10 years. and Real Stories from Heart Survivors by Go Red.

4. President Paula Johnson, MD - President of Wellesley College and cardiologist, prior inaugural executive director of the Connors Center for Women's Health & Gender Biology, Chief of the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

TED Talk: His and hers… healthcare.


5. Barbra Streisand - Singer-songwriter, actress, filmmaker and women's heart health advocate

NIH Lecture in Washington DC on advancing women's heart health equity


6. Melinda Gates - Computer Scientist and Co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Data can be sexist: Missing data about women and girls' lives is so harmful.


7. Noel Bairey Merz, MD - Medical Director, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center

The single biggest health threat women face


8. Tara Robinson M.Ed - Founder at the Healing Haus, Heart Survivor & Spokeswoman at AHA

Open your heart: Tara's Heart Survivor Story


9. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, MD - Cardiologist and the Director of Women’s Heart Health of Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City

Preventing heart disease in women


10. Rosie O'Donnell - Comedian, Actress, Author and Heart Attack Survivor

HEPPP: Remember symptoms of atypical presentation of a heart attack


11. Dr. Nannete Wenger, MD - Professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, one of the country’s most-respected experts on coronary heart disease in women

AHA's first ever statement on female heart attacks


12. Dr. Sharonne Hayes, MD - Mayo Clinic's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, cardiologist and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lead researcher for the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program.

SCAD: A Disease-Specific, Social Networking Community-Initiated Study


13. Dr. Anne Volgman, MD - Director, Rush Heart Center for Women, The Madeleine and James M. McMullan-Carl E. Eybel, MD, Professor of Excellence in Clinical Cardiology

Women and Atrial Fibrillation


14. Dr. Martha Gulati, MD - Chief of Cardiology for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and physician executive director for the Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute.

Sex and gender can affect diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.


15. Jennifer Mieres MD - Senior Vice President, Center for Equity of Care, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professor of Cardiology at Northwell Health.

Empowering women to take charge of their heart health


16. Chandra Wilson & Elisabeth Finch - Grey's Anatomy Miranda Bailey has a heart attack episode


18. Kathryn Berlacher - Director of Women’s Heart Program, Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh (UPMC)

Gender-Specific Cardiac Care


19. Arianna Huffington - CEO of Thrive Global, Author, Journalist

Wellness: How to succeed? Get more sleep


20. Dr. Laxmi Mehta - Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program, associate professor of medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Advancement of cardio-oncology: Where heart disease and breast cancer treatment meet.



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