Jennifer Dunphy
Jennifer Dunphy
Contributor, The Yuan

Jennifer Dunphy is senior vice president for one of Southern California’s largest independent physician associations. She helps solve the major public health problems that affect her organization’s diverse membership. These include challenges such as housing stability, food insecurity and behavioral health issues.

Virtual care platforms are not created equal
Optimization
This article is intended to inform investors of the most recent developments in healthcare technology, where I - as an expert in evaluating and using this technology - find value in virtual care platforms.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Nov 14, 2022
Telemedicine abounds, and is here to stay
Optimization
Telemedicine, although not a new phenomenon, has seen rapid, widespread adoption across the US since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many previous hurdles to this have largely been swept away, and attitudes toward telemedicine have also changed, making it more likely it is here to stay. As it evolves and improves, it is also set to become more applicable to an even broader array of medical fields.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Sep 15, 2022
Reaching the unreachable
Domain knowledge
The pandemic and economic uncertainty have taken their toll on many sectors, but healthtech is still a bright spot, with private equity firms and other investors continuing to spot promising areas of growth.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Aug 26, 2022
Technology: a public health tool and sword
Generic
AI and technology in general have long been a double-edged sword, both praised for their benefits to society and vilified for their shortcomings and any harm they may cause. Public health expert Jennifer Dunphy takes a look at strategies to maximize technology’s benefits while limiting its harmful effects like excessive screen time.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Aug 02, 2022
The COVID-19 Calculator
Pandemic
With the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with seemingly ever-changing recommendations, restrictions, and government guidance, trying to assess one’s own personal level of risk at any given time or location can be confusing. Now, with the development of the COVID-19 calculator, people finally have a tool to cut through all the uncertainty and determine their own risk of infection accurately and flexibly.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  May 16, 2022
A New Frontier Is Opening in Medicine
New era
Don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, eat more greens, and take more exercise has been the healthcare sector’s disease prevention mantra for over 100 years. These recommendations serve an important purpose but are long overdue for an overhaul. Jennifer Dunphy opens the door to a New Frontier of preventative science and steps inside to redress the old healthcare paradigm before disease causes harm.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Nov 02, 2021
AI, ML Make Predictions, Stratify Risks in Healthcare
Optimization
One of the most effective ways to reduce healthcare costs is to prevent readmission of its high-cost patients into hospital. Jennifer Dunphy looks at the different models used to prevent these readmissions, including the area under the curve, to resolve this conundrum.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Oct 06, 2021
COVID-19: Who is to Blame and What’s Next?
Pandemic
It is no surprise COVID-19 hit the US healthcare system hard. Top infectious disease experts have been sounding the alarm on a novel virus for decades, yet we were still woefully unprepared. To point a finger of blame at the US public health system is harsh. It has a thankless job, it only gets criticized and never praised, despite its sterling work keeping the public in general fit and well.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Aug 30, 2021
Mr Darby’s AI Healthcare Journey Ends Sugar-Free
Optimization
The US healthcare system continues to lose millions of dollars in avoidable inpatient care despite massive funding. To build a reliable, sustainable, and effective US healthcare system one must understand how population health breaks down into its constituents. First, a system for delivering care to many people is needed. Second, the means to build, maintain and improve the system is required. Lastly, engaging with target populations is required, those individuals receiving the care.
Jennifer Dunphy  |  Aug 09, 2021