Founder + CEO
Joy is inspired by innovations that address gaps in access to high-quality care. As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Duke, she is the co-founder/CEO of Pluto Health, a company focused on improving patient access and care through a health platform that bridges siloed real world data (RWD).
She previously served as Chief of Digital Health and Strategy for the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Through previous public health work in Africa and Asia, she developed innovations focused on improving access to health services that were used for clinical trials, which then lead to her founding ChatrHealth, a health tech organization dedicated to developing patient safety and communication tools deployed across both academic and private health system settings.
Joy has also worked with Health 2.0, directing a program that paired large industry leaders with health tech startups. Joy is an alumni of Pomona College, where she studied anthropology and neuroscience, and a previous Fulbright Scholar. She received a Masters of Public Health from Yale, focusing on global health management, an MD with distinction from UCSF, where she completed the global health pathways concentration and completed the management and leadership residency program at Duke.