Board of Directors
Daniel R. Karlin, MD, MA
Dan is board certified psychiatrist and medical informatician. He works between industry and academia, serving as the human experimental biology lead at Pfizer's Neuroscience Research Unit and as an assistant professor and attending physician at Tufts Medical Center. He has an MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and an MA in Clinical Informatics and Cognitive Science from the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. His research training is in translational biomedical science and cognitive science in clinical medicine, specifically assessing decision-making strategies used by medical professionals. His work has focused on the emergency department, where he examined the triage process, and evaluated the workflow and decision making of triage staff. Dan graduated Columbia College with a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior. He started working in EMS at the age of sixteen when he joined the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps, he went on to receive New York State EMT certification a short time later. He continued in EMS serving as the Director and Chief Medical officer of Columbia University Emergency Medical Services. In September of 2001, Dan worked as a medical supervisor in the early stages of the rescue effort at the World Trade Center collapse. He has worked in diverse emergency medical services fields having served as a rescue supervisor and hill chief for Mount Snow Ski Patrol. He has extensive experience in leadership development and team building, licensure in two-way radio communications system design, and has earned FEMA certification in Incident Management.
Tielman Van Vleck, PhD
Tielman has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University, researching methods for extracting information from clinical narrative and summarization of patient history. Previously, he worked at the Healthcare Management Council, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm in Needham, MA. He earned his bachelors in economics from Colby College where he trained and practiced as an EMT. He also serves on the board of the Trudeau Institute, an immunological research laboratory in Saranac Lake, NY.