Skip to Main Content


Margaret Cartiera, PhD

Associate Research Scientist; Innovation Director, Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology; Innovation Director, YNHH Center for Healthcare Innovation; Venture Advisor, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking


Margaret Cartiera serves as the Innovation Director at Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) and the YNHH Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI). She is also a Venture Advisor at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (TsaiCITY).

Dr. Cartiera has a passion for early stage innovation and holds nearly 20 years of experience working across the medical device, diagnostics, health IT, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors. She's held various leadership positions and has expertise in investments, competitive intelligence, operations, team building, and business development. She successfully transferred technology from the academic setting, secured funding, and negotiated collaborative agreements with leading industry partners. Prior to joining Yale, Dr. Cartiera led Connecticut’s $200M 10-year Bioscience Innovation Fund and the Regenerative Medicine Research Fund.

Dr. Cartiera earned a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. from Yale University in biomedical engineering.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University, Biomedical Engineering (2007)
  • MS
    University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering (2001)
  • BS
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Biomedical Engineering (1997)

Departments & Organizations