Ted Smith

Ted is currently the Cheif Executive Officer of REVON Systems which is a health technology company focussed on patient reported outcomes and clinical trial registries. From 2011-2016, Ted Smith was appointed by Mayor Greg Fischer as the Chief of Civic Innovation and directed the City’s Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Team. Ted’s efforts include the 2012 IBM Smarter City Challenge-winning adoption of Asthmapolis/Propeller Health sensor inhalers across Louisville to develop a new understanding of asthma. Ted co-founded a civic innovation laboratory – The Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil where he leads efforts to connect new technologies and citizen science to address environmental determinants of health. Prior to his work locally, he was appointed Senior Innovation Advisor in the HHS Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT in DC. He founded chronic disease news service MedTrackAlert which was acquired by Health Central in 2008. He holds a B.S. from Allegheny College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Miami University (OH) and a post-doc at MIT. He was a Co-Investigator for the Neurolab shuttle mission. He was named 2013 Government Technology’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” and a WhiteHouse “Champion Of Change” for Civic Innovation.


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