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Medical Advisory Board

Empowering Parents and Healthcare Pediatricians with the Right Information at the Right Time.

Laura A Jana, MD

Title & Bio

MD, Author, Health Communicator, and Connector of Dots

Dr. Jana is a pediatrician and acclaimed parenting and children’s book author with a faculty appointment at Penn State’s Prevention Research Center. Having first collaborated with world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Spock, she has 20+ years experience working with parents, educators, media, academia, government, non-profits and corporations alike. Most recently serving as a Director of Innovation in public health (UNMC), as well as longstanding spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr Jana is committed to insuring that all children grow up healthy with the support and skills needed to succeed. In addition to her award-winning Heading Home with Your Newborn (AAP, 3rd Ed 2013), her latest book, The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today That Will Shape Your Child’s Tomorrow, focuses on early brain and child development during the first 5 years. Mother of Three.

What value do you see in Owlet for a parent?

Owlet makes use of the latest in convenient and easy-to-use technology to allow today’s parents access real-time, objective information about their infants in a way that fits seamlessly into their tech-savvy lifestyles.

What value do you see in Owlet for a pediatrician?

As the health care system increasingly recognizes the value of data and the use of technology to better inform us not only on matters of illness, but on wellness and prevention, I believe the objective health-related data and information that Owlet provides regarding such fundamentally important day-to-day functions as sleeping and breathing has the potential to contribute real value not only to parents, but to pediatricians as well.

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Gabrielle Gold-Von Simson MD, MSC


Medical Director Inpatient Pediatrics, Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone Health Director, NYU H+H CTSI Clinical Research Center Principal Investigator and Director, Drug Development Educational Program

Parental Status:

Mother of two.

What Value do you see in Owlet for a Parent & Pediatrician?

I am a parent and pediatrician and so for me Owlet's value is one in the same--to provide a safe, effective, and smart way to monitor an infant at home.

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Joseph R Hageman, MD

Title & Bio

Editor-in- chief, Pediatric Annals; Director of Quality Improvement, Section of Neonatology, Comer Children’s Hospital; Senior Clinician Educator, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Emeritus Attending Pediatrician, North Shore University Health System.

Parental Status: Father of four and grandfather of six.

Dr. Hageman has been a pediatrician for about 35+ years. He was trained as a neonatologist at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL but also practiced in the pediatric intensive care unit and as a hospitalist at Evanston Hospital, in the Northwestern University System. He also spent about 25 years helping with the evaluation and management of infants with apnea and other breathing problems. He is presently the editor of Pediatric Annals, on the editorial board of NeoReviews and is helping with quality improvement in the neonatal intensive care unit at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago.

What value do you see in Owlet for a parent?

The Owlet technology is excellent and of value to the parents of the infant who requires monitoring of oxygen levels and heart rate for an indicated clinical condition.

What value do you see in Owlet for a pediatrician?

For the Pediatric provider, Owlet technology is state of the art and of value to closely monitor an infant's oxygen levels (oxygen saturation) and heart rate for an indicated clinical condition.

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