In 2007, Jennifer Bennet, Dr. Nancy Oriol, and Dr. Anthony Vavasis came together to raise awareness about the impact of the mobile health sector through the formation of Mobile Health Map. With contributions from experts in policy, informatics, research, and public health practice, Mobile Health Maps continues to collaborate with a wide range of federal, state, and organizational partners to continue our research.
Mollie Williams, DrPH, MPH
Mollie is Executive Director of The Family Van and Mobile Health Map and Lecturer of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Mollie uses her extensive experience in public health leadership, community engagement, organizational development, and fundraising to increase access to care in Boston through her work with The Family Van and to strengthen the mobile health care sector across the United States through Mobile Health Map. She is a prolific writer and recently co-authored the fifth edition of Health Program Planning and Evaluation. Mollie holds an MPH from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a DrPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Nancy Oriol, MD
Nancy E. Oriol, MD is Faculty Associate Dean for Community Engagement in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. As co-founder of The Family Van and Mobile Health Map, she specializes in investigating the role of the mobile health care sector in the United States. Her work has demonstrated the mobile health care sector’s return on investment in terms of quality life-years saved and emergency department visits avoided. She is currently building the Family Van’s community-based research program to extend this work and demonstrate the impact of mobile health clinics on chronic disease prevention and management. Dr. Oriol also has an interest in disparities in health and access to health care in the United States, as well as training medical professionals in cultural competency and in fostering biomedical literacy in underrepresented minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged youth.
Mary Kathryn Fallon, CPA
Mary Kathryn, CPA, is the Assistant Director of Finance and Operations at The Family Van and Mobile Health Map, where she has worked since 2013. Mary Kathryn is passionate about health access and health equity. She has worked with mobile clinics across the country, supporting them in their COVID response and administering mini-grants to allow mobile clinics to continue service during the pandemic. She also served as the Financial Manager of HMS MEDscience for six years. Before that, she was employed by KPMG, LLC as a senior auditor, focusing on both for-profit and non-profit organizations in Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Thanex Louis, MPH, MPPM
Thanex Louis, Program Manager of Harvard Medical School’s Mobile Health Map, earned a Master’s of Public Health and Master’s of Policy, Planning, and Management from the University of Southern Maine. Previously, he worked for Consolidated Communications overseeing environmental compliance of underground storage tanks and hazardous materials to help prevent pollution and community health risks. He also consulted for the Maine CDC on community resilience planning for extreme temperature events. Growing up, Thanex saw firsthand the detrimental impacts that lack of access to healthcare can have on communities. Inspired by this mission, he enjoys assisting mobile health clinics with calculating and measuring their impact to bridge the gap of health inequities across the country.
Rebekah grew up in Northern California and obtained a bachelor's degree in Health Promotion with minors in Psychology and Dance, developing an interest in social medicine, health equity, and LGBTQ+ health. Additionally, Rebekah is a recent graduate with an MS in Global Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco, completing a capstone on equity in global health research collaborations. Rebekah is excited to get to know the Boston area and enjoys hiking, traveling, dancing, learning how to snowboard, and going to the beach.
Mobile Health Map would be impossible without significant contributions from policy, informatics, research, and public health practice experts. Our gratitude and thanks go out to John Brownstein, MD, Chief Innovation Officer at Children’s Hospital Boston, Isaac Kohane, MD, Ph.D. of Harvard Medical Schools Bio-information Department, and Paul Cote, Jr. for his expertise in health finance and policy.