Dr Adam Dubis
Associate Professor (Teaching) and Programme Lead Digital Health and Entrepreneurship
Global Business School for Health
Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Apr 2022
Dr Adam Dubis is an enterprise minded educator, specialising in image and health data analysis. He started his career in the US, studying biology and chemistry, and participating in his university’s health entrepreneurship courses. Upon entering graduate school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, his background mixed with engineering resulting in commercialisation of several analytical tools and methods for ophthalmology. Moving to London in 2013, he has continued his enterprise activities consulting for a number of start-ups, as well as commercialising health analytics through patent filings and spin out companies. Since the beginning of my postgraduate work, my focus has always been on translating research from in silico to bedside. I have sought to continually build personal and team development tackling new challenging areas for myself and working in multidisciplinary teams to deliver successful outcomes through commercialisation of several devices and algorithms. These experiences taught me about the regulatory frameworks required for commercialisation in the medical technology space, and given my international placements, has also exposed me to how these vary across global markets.
UCL and the city of London are both amazing places, truly at the intersection of many different schools of thought. UCL has always prided itself on being transformational and positively disruptive. Launching of the first business school dedicated to health is only the first step in the process. The ability to be positively disruptive is something that I am keen to teach the first cohort students. Positively disruptive can take many different forms. The concept of making money from healthcare is met with mixed reviews globally. Being positively disruptive in thinking challenges this misconception, that business of health does not always need to be for making the most money, but rather about making the best care possible and knowing this will also equate to making positive contributions.
In the digital health space, as well as the greater healthcare space there is something called the innovation abyss. This is used to describe the concept that there are ever increasing amounts of technology and other innovations being developed, however few traverse the abyss and to become implemented in a single healthcare system, let along globally transformational. However, there are strategies that can be implemented to improve the chances to traverse this abyss. Exploring these with the students is a second key area I am looking forward to teaching the first cohort of students.