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Clinical Advisors

Our solutions are developed and supported by experts in chronobiology, circadian science and women’s health.

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Donald Aptekar, MD, FACOG

Dr. Aptekar founded Partners in Women's Health in 1977. Since that time over 12,000 mothers/babies have been cared for by the doctors in the practice. He is a past president of the CO OB/GYN Society, past chairman of the medical board of Planned Parenthood, and Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Aptekar practices obstetrics and gynecology.

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Linda Barr

A former ICU Nurse, Linda has a 30-year history of assisting pharmaceutical and medical device companies develop their clinical research programs to obtain FDA approvals and support successful market launches of their products. In her various capacities in both Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Development, Linda has been responsible for designing clinical trials, analyzing results and writing clinical study reports for regulatory submissions and manuscripts for publication. As Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Development for Accera, Inc. (Broomfield, CO), Linda was a core member of the team that received the Company of the Year Award from the Colorado Bioscience Association.

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BreAnna Guan, ND

Dr. Guan completed her doctor of naturopathy degree at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. During preceptorships with leading doctors at Seattle Children's Hospital and the Cancer Treatment Centers for America, she specialized in breast and prostate cancer patients on a NIH grant at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center. Working with children and cancer patients instilled in her a deep commitment to prevention and understanding of what relentless hope means, shifting her focus to women's and children's health, and health aging/prevention. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and served for three years as the president of the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Medicine.

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Ben Smarr, PhD

Dr. Smarr's research focuses on processing deviations in biological signals that confer information about physiological changes, with a focus on chronic disease monitoring, educational outcomes, and female health insights. Dr. Smarr works to improve information extraction from various non-traditional sources of biomedical data. Examples range from analyzing millions of student login events to demonstrate the importance of sleep and circadian rhythms on academic performance, to discovering changes in ultradian rhythm power in female rodent body temperature fluctuations that allow the fastest and most accurate pregnancy detection system yet discovered in mammals. He is currently immersed in the topic of studying temperature patterns for the prediction, detection and characterization of COVID19 in a joint effort between University of California San Diego, University of California San Francisco, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH

Dr. Steiner is Professor and Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University. Her research focuses on reproductive aging, antimüllerian hormone (AMH), and predictors of fertility and infertility. Dr. Steiner serves as the Editor-in-Chief for F&S Reviews, an ASRM journal that publishes review articles on reproductive medicine and science. Dr. Steiner received her MPH from the UNC School of Public Health in 2003 and her MD degree from Emory University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Steiner completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Wade Webster, MD

Dr. Webster is a board certified specialist in emergency medicine with 27 years of experience. Dr. Webster’s vision for digital health lead to the development of a mobile phone platform harvesting the information-rich signal of continuous core body temperature containing dynamic and recurring time series features. His patented technology provides data driven solutions in personalized care, predictive analytics and real-time healthcare guidance for its user and clinician. His training includes general surgery, internal medicine and a residency in Emergency Medicine at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, Virginia.