I am Robert Brooks from the United States. I am 26 years old and I've been living with Type 1 diabetes for the past 24 years. I joined the YLD programme in 2013 and have been an Ex-Officio Member of the Executive Council since elected in Melbourne. I am incredibly passionate about healthcare technology, especially as it relates to diabetes. What excites me most is that this intersection of healthcare and technology enables new approaches, therapies and healthcare delivery models that have tremendous capabilities to improve quality of life and provide access to care and education. I work at a digital health start-up called Livongo Health based out of Mountain View, California, and have been there for nearly 4 years.
Additionally, I actively mentor children with diabetes and work with many organizations such as AADE, ADA, JDRF and the Joslin Diabetes Center. I studied Business Law and Communications at Boston College, worked as an EMT and have an extensive background in mHealth and telemedicine. The YLD programme has been one of the greatest experiences in my life and I am honored to continue my role as Ex-Officio for the Executive Council over the next 2 years.