Joe Hesse

Director of Innovation and Strategy

Joe Hesse joined the Memory and Aging Center in 2002 and serves as the center’s Director of Innovation and Strategy. His current interests include evangelism and development of informatics and computational infrastructure in support of precision medicine, and building collaborative research environments leveraging social networking paradigms.

He is the creator of the LAVA open-source clinical research data management solution used in neurodegenerative research, available on GitHub in the “lava” repository, and he leads a team of technologists who provide research data management and software development services to the Memory and Aging Center and their collaborators.

Over his career, Joe has enjoyed working in a variety of roles, including software development, database and systems administration, technical consulting, nonprofit technology planning and financial analysis. He received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in philosophy from Connecticut College.