Jennifer McCaney, PhD

Co-Executive Director | UCLA Biodesign

Jennifer McCaney, PhD

Co-Executive Director | UCLA Biodesign

Biography

Jennifer McCaney is the Co-Executive Director of UCLA Biodesign, an early-stage innovation program for medical technology. An Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Anderson School of Management, she is a leading expert in disruptive technology and entrepreneurship in healthcare. Jennifer is an Associate Director of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute and is currently the recipient of a federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to catalyze the development of a regional ecosystem for medtech and digital health in Southern California. Formerly the Director of Medtech Innovator, a 501(c)3 non-profit, Jennifer launched the accelerator program, the largest global platform for early stage medical device innovation. A Fulbright Scholar, she completed her PhD in mechanical engineering at Stanford University and MS in biomedical engineering from the University of New South Wales. Jennifer also holds an MS and BS in mechanical engineering from MIT and a BS from the MIT Sloan School of Management.