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Employee Spotlight – Abhrajeet Roy

Our company is filled with remarkable individuals, and our Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the incredible minds behind our company. 

We’re continuing our monthly series by speaking with Abhrajeet (Jeet) Roy, Research Scientist.

Would you please explain your role at Datacubed Health?
Hi Jenna, for sure – so I’m a Research Scientist on our Science team that works cross-functionally with our Sales/Commercial and Operations teams. With Sales, I do protocol reviews and provide proposal recommendations, represent the Science team on bid defenses, help with RFPs and RFIs, and really help with anything that comes through Sales that needs a science perspective or recommendation. On the Ops/client side, I work closely with our project managers during the study startup phase, especially strategizing study implementation and configuration, i.e., working with clients to understand their study needs and how best Datacubed can address them. I also continue to support the Operations and Product teams after projects go live, so you can see that both myself and my colleagues on the Science team tend to wear many hats.  

How did you land at Datacubed Health? Can you tell us more about your career journey?
I started with my undergraduate degree in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. I was interested in studying brain-computer interfaces towards the end of my undergrad days, so I ended up pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with a concentration in neuroscience and neuroimaging at the University of Minnesota. I conducted research in noninvasive human brain imaging and brain stimulation for about ten years, including a postdoc in neuropsychiatry. At the end of my postdoc, I decided to make a career shift and leave academia altogether. It just felt like a dead end. I landed as a project manager for a patient engagement and recruitment company for a few years. During that time, I reconnected with Elias Boroda, my old colleague from grad school and fellow Datacubed Research Scientist. We started talking about the Datacubed app and its roots in behavioral economics and neuroscience…of course, I was immediately intrigued. So here we are.  

What do you like most about your job at Datacubed Health?
I love collaborating and problem-solving across our different teams at Datacubed. From Sales to Ops, Design, Engineering, and Product, it is very cool and exciting to be exposed to so many different perspectives and intellects daily.

What motivates you to wake up and work every day?
For me, it’s being a part of something bigger than yourself and working with a team that shares the same goal of making healthcare more accessible for all. No day is the same, and that’s great; I learn so much from my colleagues daily. On a more personal note, my family is my biggest motivator, of course.  

What is something that most people don’t know about you?
In high school and college, I was big into writing and performing comedy, speech, theater, sketch, and all that. I even did stand up once. I’m always down to crack some jokes, though the glory days are clearly over…

Could you please share a quote or motto that you live by that could inspire others?
I have many, but one of my favorites is “Money can’t buy life,” attributed to Bob Marley.

We thank Jeet for his contributions to our company over the past year, and we’re so lucky to have him on the Datacubed Health team. Watch this space next month for another Employee Spotlight.