Carlos Rodarte is the Founder & Managing Director of Volar Health, LLC — a operations-focused digital health consultancy that helps innovative health companies refine their product strategy and rapidly commercialize their solutions. Areas of expertise include digital therapeutics, consumer and clinical wearables, next-generation biosensors, and -omics technologies.
Previously, Carlos was co-founder & CEO of HealthRhythms, a AI-driven digital health startup utilizing smartphone sensors including light sensing, voice analysis and speech rate detection, and physical mobility patterns to better understand human behavior and mood anomalies.
Beforehand, at PatientsLikeMe, the leading peer-to-peer research platform, he oversaw strategic partnerships with pharma and biotech, and developed the company’s wearables and biosensors capabilities. Importantly, he helped create a virtual research approach to help validate consumer wearables for research purposes, primarily with pharma innovation and evidence groups.
After spending 10,000+ hours as a consultant with The Frankel Group (acquired by Huron Consulting Group), Carlos developed a passion for direct-to-consumer healthcare models, identifying methods to engage patients in care, and generating clinical evidence through novel research methodologies.
Carlos is an active startup mentor, member of several advisory boards, and recognized speaker on health innovation, having spoken at notable venues such as Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit and more popular outlets such as Health 2.0. In 2015, Carlos was named a "40 under 40 Healthcare Innovator" by MedTech Boston and in 2016 a “Top 100 Digital Health Influencer” by Onalytica.
Founder and Managing Director
Listening to patients everyday experiences and helping solve every day life issues -- beyond just clinical parameters.Work in progress