Reginald Mbawuike is an award-winning innovator responsible for pioneering the applying of artificial intelligence and electronic medical records over a mobile phone platform for reduction of health disparities through live voice and video streams. Due to this innovation, produced in 2013, he was made the Mobile Health Fellow at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Science in the Spring of 2014. Here, he introduced this innovation to every doctor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and assembled the world’s premier medical team and tech team for reducing health disparities using telehealth. Reginald is a mobile technology design developer with an emphasis on social venture design, innovation leadership, and strategic communications. He works with clients to develop, synthesize and communicate complex ideas across cultures to create new and more impactful ways of working.
Reginald contributed design, business strategy, and facilitation expertise to clients across a variety of projects with companies like Optum -Beacon Health Options and Bain & Company. His innovation “GIVE mHealth” was highlighted at the Harvard Faculty Club with Kaiser-Permanente’s Chief Medical Information Officer, Harvard Medical School’s Director of Global Primary Care, and Harvard Medical School’s lead doctor for clinical trials ethics. It was awarded at the House of Lords in England, and he was named “Top 100 Healthcare Leaders”.
He lectured topics in IT and digital health at Yale, Wellesley, Northeastern, Babson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University. Most recently, he worked on the behalf of the City of Washington DC in lecturing the Bank on DC program where he worked directly with the FDIC and the SEC on educating finance to underserved members of Washington DC region, presenting with the Head of the SEC. His research has been used by several companies including Bain & Company for over 30 successful projects.
He was CEO Research Associate to Dr. Michael Porter -author of the best-seller “Redefining Healthcare”- at Harvard Business School. Here, he was responsible for new global multi-billion dollar per-annum CEO selection, identification, and industry competitive analysis. The 12 CEOs he selected and produced industry research for subsequently increased revenues by $3.2 billion the following year.
He was Research Associate to Dr. Henry Louis Gates for the Oxford University Press publication which was the foundation of the critically acclaimed PBS program “Finding Your Roots”. He also drafted the "tax-free textile clause" to AGOA while serving as the National Chair of the African Growth & Opportunities Act Committee for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was National Institute on Aging -Startup Challenge Finalist 2022, RESI (Redesigning Early-Stage Investment) -Finalist 2022, won the Health 2.0 -Outstanding Leadership Award 2022, the House of Lords -Euroknowledge Telehealth Leadership Award 2020. He was the US Secret Service Presidential Transition Liaison to the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States in 2004. He also co-authored the Relief for AIDS in Africa bill for Senator John Forbes Kerry in 2000. Along with his honors at Harvard, he has a degree from Babson College.