meet our Advisor
James Gillespie PhD, JD, MPA is an experienced entrepreneur, executive and scholar who is passionate about making the world a better, healthier place by helping emerging healthcare, life sciences and tech companies increase their positive impact in health and medicine. As a Senior Advisor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a Research Affiliate at the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Gillespie leverages his experience and connections to provide startup founders – particularly those who come from minority backgrounds — with access to high-level resources that allow for strategic business development.
Dr. Gillespie serves as Co-Founder and Board Member at Women in Healthcare & Life Sciences, Co-Founder and Board Member at the Black Healthcare & Medical Association and Advisory Board Member at Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. His education includes Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, M.A., Ph.D.; Harvard University School of Law, J.D.; Princeton University School of Public Policy, M.P.A.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.; Carnegie Mellon, University Heinz School; and Rand Graduate School.