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Employee Spotlight – Henry Dinhofer

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

We’re continuing our monthly series by speaking with Henry Dinhofer, Senior iOS Engineer.

1. Would you please explain your role at Datacubed Health?

Sure thing, so I am a Senior iOS Engineer, responsible primarily for writing software that is the Datacubed Health iPhone app. Participants in studies that use our iPhone app experience code that the rest of the iOS team and I wrote.

 2. How did you land at Datacubed Health? Can you tell us more about your career journey?

In my last semester of graduate school at NYU, I interviewed with Datacubed. I started working part-time as an intern before I graduated. Of the 3 people that interviewed me over three years ago here, 2 are still with the company. It speaks to how great it is to work here after all these years, most of us have stayed. But also, my career before Datacubed was working with 3 different startups that received support and funding from 2 different accelerators here in NYC – Quake Capital and the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA). I had always been interested in mobile software and worked in iOS at all 3 of those startups, but I never found a company that did healthcare tech (my passion in grad school) and iOS together — until Datacubed.

 3. What do you like most about your job at Datacubed Health?

The people here are great. I also have a great work-life balance, and since the pandemic started I’ve been very fortunate to be able to have flexibility by working remotely from home.

 4. What motivates you to wake up and work every day?

The mission of the company. By helping lower costs and improving the patient experience in pharmaceutical drug trials and academic studies, we’re making the whole process better, more accessible globally, easier to participate in trials, and more affordable. In a small way, I get to contribute to advancing scientific — and by extension, human knowledge. In many ways, we get to be at the cutting edge of knowledge itself and get to move humanity forward. My father passed away from AML Leukemia (Cancer) when I was very young. Knowing that the work I do every day is used in ongoing oncology studies and studies for many other ailments for many others’ parents encourages me to do all I can do to maybe support the next cure for his and others’ diseases.

After asking work-related questions with Henry, we asked him more personal-related questions.

5. What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I was in a movie over 20 years ago called Music of the Heart. In it, I played Meryl Streep’s character’s son, who plays the violin. I actually grew up playing violin because my mom’s a violinist.

 6. Could you please share a quote or motto you live by that could inspire others?

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs (2005)

We thank Henry for his contributions to our company over the past 3 years, and we’re so lucky to have him on the Datacubed Health team. Watch this space next month for another Employee Spotlight.