Founder and CEO, Iodine
Science Journalist and Healthcare Innovator
Thomas Goetz is an authority in the design and communication of healthcare data and information. His 2010 TED talk on visualizing medical data has been viewed half a million times. He is the co-founder and CEO of Iodine, a digital health company based in San Francisco that’s pioneering the use of data and design to improve consumers’ healthcare decisions. Previously he was executive editor at WIRED, where he led the magazine to a dozen National Magazine Awards for print and digital excellence from 2001 through 2012 and being chosen by Adweek as Magazine of the Decade in 2010. His writing there was repeatedly selected for the Best American Science Writing and Best Technology Writing anthologies. He recently served as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where he created Flip The Clinic, an RWJ Signature Program working to transform the practitioner-patient encounter. His new book, The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis, was chosen by Amazon as a Best Book of 2014. His previous book, The Decision Tree, was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as a Best Health book of 2010, and widely hailed as offering a new vision for healthcare in the United States. Thomas also writes the LaunchPad column for Inc. Magazine. Goetz holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's in American literature from the University of Virginia. He graduated from Bates College, and plays the cello.