Behind the democratization of clinical trials; How to naturally produce happiness hormones

Kristin Karaoglu · April 20, 2021 · Short URL:

Invent Health with Dr. Archana Dubey and Bambi Francisco Roizen; Episode 3

The Invent Health weekly podcast with Dr. Archana Dubey and Bambi Francisco Roizen is the only weekly podcast that breaks down the latest digital health news of the week and what it means for patients, providers and payers (or who's paying). Plus a deep dive on a particular topic to help listeners understand how innovation is changing the healthcare paradigm.

This week they discuss: The boom in decentralized clinical trials. DCT allows people to be in their homes for clinical trials. Medable raises $78 million in mid-April, following more than $100 million raised in two rounds in 2020. Medable is one of emerging companies trying to streamline the clinical trial process. They touch on why clinical trials in the home are possible and the positive aspects and downsides. The deep dive this week is "Happy hormones" and the effect of these hormones: dopamine, endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin on our bodies and what actions (sleep, prayer, gratitude, exercise, diet) releases these hormones naturally. For instance, make a list! This gives a person a feeling of accomplishment and releases dopamine! 

Editor's note: On May 19 we will be hosting the Future of Mental and Behavioral Health 2021 virtual event. We'll have top-level VCs and C-level executives from the leading mental and behavioral companies, such as Teladoc's BetterHelp, Amwell, Doctor on Demand, Kaiser Permanente, Bessemer Ventures and more.

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Archana Dubey, MD

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Global Medical Director, Hewlett-Packard Enterprises

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Founder and CEO of Vator, a media and research firm for entrepreneurs and investors; Managing Director of Vator Health Fund; Co-Founder of Invent Health; Author and award-winning journalist.