We’re on a mission to solve medication nonadherence in public health

Mission

emocha is redesigning the way patients take medication. Our technology radically improves adherence, strengthens patient-provider relationships, and reduces costs. We are committed to building high-impact technology for the public health sector to help patients get better, faster.

Our Philosophy

Address critical public health challenges

Public health is fundamental for healthy communities. We work first and foremost with economically disadvantaged, marginalized patient populations facing huge health challenges.

Research and validate

We conduct primary research from product development through implementation to ensure that we solve the right problem, the right when. We partner with experts to ensure real-world applicability and validate our efficacy through independent clinical research.

Strengthen engagement

DOT works because of the relationship between the patient and provider. emocha’s platform strengthens this connection, offering multiple communication tools to support patients and encourage adherence.

Simplify the complex

We believe in simplifying paper-driven workflows for efficient care delivery through clean, digital design. Patients and providers have enough responsibilities, and we make their lives easier.

Commitment to Public Health

emocha is tackling public health challenges where medication nonadherence can have serious consequences. We’re helping public health experts reduce the prevalence of disease with scalable mobile technology that helps patients get better, faster.

Leadership Team

Sebastian Seiguer
Sebastian Seiguer

Chief Executive Officer

Sebastian is CEO and co-founder of emocha and responsible for overall company strategy and management. Prior to emocha, he was CEO and co-founder of a German retail chain that scaled nationally to over 25 locations and more than 200 employees.

Lamar Smith
Lamar Smith

Sr. Director of Operations & HR

Lamar ensures that emocha's internal operations run smoothly so that we can best serve our customers. He has 20 years of experience impelmenting and scaling member and provider services for Medicaid and commercial populations at United, Optum, and CareSource.

Amanda Allen
Amanda Allen

Chief Design Officer

Amanda leads all user interface and experience design at emocha. She is an expert in human-centered design methodology and has designed mobile and web applications for breast cancer, diabetes, HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis C, outbreak monitoring, and opioid use disorder.

Mike Ringrose
Mike Ringrose

Chief Technology Officer

Mike leads the tech team at emocha and has a record of architecting high quality products that scale to millions of users. He possesses more than 16 years of experience in full stack development with experience at AOL, MapQuest, T. Rowe Price, and UPS.

Our History

emocha was founded in 2014 to after our founders licensed a mobile health software platform created by Johns Hopkins University clinician-scientists, who originally used the platform to assist healthcare workers treating patients with HIV in Uganda. Since then, we have expanded to help improve medication adherence for patients arount the United States and across the globe. emocha is used in public health departments, clinical trials, opioid use disorder treatment programs, hospitals, and managed care organizations to achieve high adherence rates and retain patients in care.

We work with world class clinicians and researchers

Meet Our Advisors

Bob Bollinger, MD
Bob Bollinger, MD

Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases & Director, Center for Clinical Global Health Education,
Johns Hopkins University

Larry Chang, MD, MPH
Larry Chang, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health
Johns Hopkins University

Jane McKinzie-White, MAS, MSEd
Jane McKinzie-White, MAS, MSEd

Managing Director, Center for Clinical Global Health Education
Johns Hopkins University

Maunank Shah, MD, PhD
Maunank Shah, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University

Daniel J. Durand, MD
Daniel J. Durand, MD

Chief Innovation Officer, Chair of Radiology
LifeBridge Health

Jeffrey H. Samet, MD MA MPH
Jeffrey H. Samet, MD MA MPH

John Noble, MD Professor in General Internal Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Judith I. Tsui, MD MPH
Judith I. Tsui, MD MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Kenneth Silverman, PhD
Kenneth Silverman, PhD

Director of the Center for Learning and Health, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

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