IHY Team

Martin Klein

Martin Klein

Martin Klein is the founder and director of InnovateHealth Yale, as well as the Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), and co-founder and executive director of the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative, based at YSPH. Martin believes that creativity and entrepreneurship are critical elements of public health, and is committed to supporting Yale students as they develop, launch, and grow their social enterprises and innovations. Martin provides the direction and strategic vision for IHY, while learning from his colleagues, the students they serve, and the communities in which they will work.  Email: m.klein@yale.edu

Cass Walker Harvey

Cass Walker Harvey

Cass Walker Harvey is the Associate Director of Social Entrepreneurship at InnovateHealth Yale, Yale Center for Business and Environment and Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. Cass founded two non-profits: SelvaKids, which provides sustainable solutions to increase educational resources in the Amazon, and Girls Thinking Global, which aims to increase collaboration and best practices in the non-profit sector to improve opportunities for adolescent girls. Cass is passionate about gender equality, and creating change for marginalized populations through social innovation. She works across Yale’s campus to develop the social entrepreneurship landscape and resources for students.  Email: Cassandra.walkerharvey@yale.edu

Onyeka Obiocha

Onyeka Obiocha

Onyeka Obiocha is the Social Entrepreneurship Fellow for InnovateHealth Yale and for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. He is the co-founder of A Happy Life, a social enterprise designed to make the world a happier place. While at A Happy Life he oversaw the launch of A Happy Life Coffee, a coffee roasting company that invests 100% of net profits into coffee farming communities, and the Happiness Lab, a coffee shop and community space dedicated to building social cohesion in the Greater New Haven area. At Yale, Ony focuses his energy on all aspects of program supported by the Aetna Foundation to improve health in underserved communities through technological innovation. Email: Onyeka.obiocha@yale.edu

Alice Conant

Alice Conant

Alice Conant is the InnovateHealth Yale fellow as well as a 2018 MPH Candidate in Health Policy at YSPH. Before coming to Yale, Alice co-founded Energize the Chain (EtC), a global health NGO that seeks to eradicate vaccine preventable diseases world-wide by making effective vaccines as accessible as global cell phone coverage. As the InnovateHealth Yale fellow, Alice helps coordinate hackathons, student innovation prizes, and social entrepreneurship curriculums for high school students, as well as conducting research on health innovations. Email: alice.conant@yale.edu