Our Founder’s Story
Mia’s passion for nutrition and health stems from her mother’s struggles with obesity and diabetes. Determined to make a difference, Mia pursued an education in Food and Nutrition, earning degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University in 1994, she was drawn to the groundbreaking discovery of the protein Leptin and its impact on obesity. Mia dedicated her research to uncovering the complex mechanisms behind obesity. With her skills as a scientific researcher, she approached the problem with a critical and analytical mind, seeking to understand the issue more deeply.
In 1999, the sudden loss of her nephew fueled Mia’s drive to help others. In the wake of this tragedy, she channeled her grief into creating a website that offered comfort and support to others who had lost loved ones. With limited resources, she taught herself the technology needed to build the website and was struck by the potential of digital technologies to connect people with experts and provide personalized healthcare. This newfound understanding of digital technologies sparked Mia’s fascination and led her to become a pioneer in the field of digital health.
For more than 20 years, Mia has been at the forefront of the intersection of health and technology. Her passion for helping people take control of their health, combined with her commitment to empowering health professionals, drives her continued innovation in the field. With her expertise and innovative spirit, Mia is using technology to make a positive impact on the lives of others. And with her roots in scientific research using a mouse model, she now uses a computer mouse to drive innovative solutions in digital health.