patchwise: 
1. one patch at a time

Patchwise Labs is a creative strategy firm promoting social innovations for health.

Our goal is to make health more available to people in their day-to-day lives as patients, consumers, and members of families and communities.

We work with startups, investors, and healthcare organizations of all types on a range of projects that explore how health and healthcare ought to evolve.

Our guiding principle: Business strategy informed by a more holistic view of health’s determinants has the potential to help people and improve the bottom line.

There's really no reason to settle for the status quo.


Our Values

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Steering clear of hype as well as cynicism. Tweetable and Readable. Rooted in business, policy, and technology; Driven by passion and purpose

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We maintain a unique perspective by keeping an ear to the ground, engaging in ongoing, research-based storytelling with true innovators on a mission to fix the system

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All of our work is  designed to add value by addressing specific client needs while challenging status quo assumptions in healthcare


Our Team

Teamwork makes the dream work: Meet the brains, hands, and hearts powering our progress

Want to join us? Send us your resume with a brief cover letter and two recent writing samples

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Naveen Rao, MHS

Managing Partner
As a healthcare analyst and writer, Naveen founded Patchwise Labs to stitch together a value proposition for mission-driven strategy, based on previous chapters in health policy, patient advocacy, and market research.

     

 
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Susan Williams, MA

Engagement Director
An anthropologist and design thinker by training, Susan combines deep expertise in behavior change and cultural determinants of health with a keen eye for the details of every story and experience she crafts. In addition to managing Agency Other, she is also a #coolmom.

   

 
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Jennifer Jung

Art & Design Director
As a biochemistry researcher-turned artist and web designer, Jen has a knack for translating the complex into simple, engaging stories. One recent project she wrapped up? This site.

 
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David Hunt

Project Manager
As a founder of Framewrk, David helps keep our myriad projects streamlined and customer-driven. He's fond of sensory deprivation tanks and questions that lead to insights and action.

 

 
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Sabrina Woodlief

Insights Manager
Sabrina brings a depth of research and writing experience to the team When she's not working, she's spending time with her family and her dog, Pippin.

 

 
 
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Woody Roseland

Creative Director
As principal of Roseland Creative, Woody helps develop our creative engagements. A cancer survivor and public speaker, he's got an eye for photography, videography, and storytelling, and a passion for getting things done. 

   

 

Jedi Council

Our own tribe of mentors, whose enduring wisdom, support, and advice guides us forward


Our Partners