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Alumni Innovators

Yale Public Health Magazine, Yale Public Health: Fall 2023


Norma Padrón

Norma Padrón, PhD ’14, (Health Policy and Management) is the founder and CEO of EmpiricaLab, a company specializing in peer–to–peer training within health care organizations to accelerate their digital transformation. The platform supports employee training across units, locations, and roles.

Travis Whitfill

Travis Whitfill, MPH ’14, (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), an assistant professor adjunct in pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) is the co-founder of several startup companies, including the Connecticut-based microbiome company, Azitra Inc. He is active in YSPH’s Alumni Affairs efforts.

Kayla Wooley

Kayla Wooley, MPH ’21, (Health Care Management) is Founder & CEO of StaffOnTap, an online platform connecting understaffed nursing homes and temporary nurses. StaffOnTap was the winner of the 2023 Yale Angels Pitch Off that showcased five promising startups from the Yale community that competed for prizes and pro bono services from Yale alumni. Wooley recently joined the Founders Pledge at Yale School of Medicine and YSPH, a community of entrepreneurs who are interested in impacting not only their business ventures, but medical and health outcomes on a global scale.

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