Who We Are
Judith Kornfeld, M.B.A., is the Chief Business and Operations Officer of ORCATECH. Through building worldwide strategic collaborations and alliances while positioning Intellectual Property assets and leveraging products in development, Ms. Kornfeld specializes in bringing innovative medical technologies to prosper in the medical industry. Prior to joining ORCATECH she assumed executive business development positions of emerging medical technological companies in the specialty pharmaceuticals and medical device industries. Recently, Ms. Kornfeld held the position VP of Business Development of TransPharma Medical, a company focused on developing pharmaceutical products based on breakthrough proprietary transdermal drug-delivery technology. Ms. Kornfeld holds a bachelor's degree in life sciences and an M.B.A., as well as an academic background in electrical engineering.
Hiroko Dodge, Ph.D., is an ORCATECH investigator who joined the NIA-funded Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center (OADC) at OHSU as a data core director in 2008. Dr. Dodge’s work focuses on refining statistical methods which allow us to capture the decline leading to dementia at the earliest stage of the disease, examining lifestyle and environmental factors leading to healthy cognitive aging, and conducting behavioral prevention trials against cognitive decline. She is currently examining whether simulations through social interactions could improve cognitive functioning.
Chad Hagen, M.D., is an biomedical engineering investigator for ORCATECH. Dr. Hagen's research focus has been improvement in the definition and detection of sleep disorders with an emphasis on sleep apnea and sleep fragmenting disorders. There is heightened need for less expensive and non-obtrusive technology for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Over the last four years, his group has developed technology for the unobtrusive assessment of sleep apnea both in the laboratory and in the comfort of patients’ own homes. Research collaboration with biomedical engineers combined with his work as clinician and director of a busy academic sleep disorders program with thousands of sleep patient encounters per year puts him in a unique position to aid the translation of sleep research to the point of care.
Adriana Seelye, Ph.D., is a NIA post-doctoral research fellow in clinical neuropsychology within ORCATECH and the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s disease Research Center. She received her Ph.D. in 2013 from Washington State University. Her research focus is in using unobtrusive in-home monitoring of daily activities to develop novel measures for the assessment and tracking of early, subtle changes in daily cognition and function in aging and mild cognitive impairment.