New York, NY, May 11, 2020–Today ConsenSys Health announced the addition of Dr. Cheryl Pegus, President of Consumer Health Solutions & Chief Medical Officer of Cambia Health Solutions as an expert judge in the STOP COVID-19 Hackathon. Dr. Pegus combines deep experience in consumer-focused healthcare and innovation with a 25-year career as a cardiologist.
Dr. Pegus joined Cambia Health Solutions in September 2018 as the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Health Care Services. In August 2019 she was appointed President of Consumer Health Solutions and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Pegus is responsible for the company’s consumer-facing health strategy and solutions while leading the clinical strategy for Cambia’s enterprise and regional health plan business, where she oversees medical, pharmacy, and provider activities as well as cost stewardship programs. Prior to Cambia, Dr. Pegus served as President of Caluent, a healthcare data analytics company, and was also the first chief medical officer at Walgreens.
Dr. Pegus serves as board chair for the Association of Black Cardiologists and as a board member with Tactile Medical and US Acute Care Solutions. She is co-founder of A New Beat, an educational initiative advocating for women and under-represented minorities leadership in cardiology. In addition, she is a past president of the American Heart Association Founder’s Affiliate, past Chair of the PCORI’s Health Delivery and Disparities Research Advisory Panel, and past board member with the Care Continuum Alliance and Aetna Foundation.
As a judge, Dr. Pegus will join Michael Akinyele, Chief Innovation Officer of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Vitalik Buterin co-founder of Ethereum, Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and CEO of ConsenSys, and Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger. ConsenSys Health expert judges include Dr. Alex Cahana, Chief Medical Officer and EMEA Market Leader, Dr. Sean Manion, Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Jonathan Holt, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and Debbie Bucci, Director, Patient-Mediated and Institutional Data Exchange at ConsenSys Health.
The STOP COVID-19 Hackathon judging begins on May 11. To join the competition as a healthcare and life sciences mentor or as a technologist, visit www.ConsenSysHealth.com/Covid-19