Jennifer McCaney

Jennifer McCaney, PhD is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.  Jennifer oversees the MedTech Innovation Program through the UCLA Business of Science Center, which supports the university’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as assists university faculty and physicians in commercializing their research.  She holds a Lecturer position at the Anderson School of Management where she teaches a course on disruptive technologies in healthcare and medtech innovation.  Jennifer is also the Director of MedTech Innovator, a global industry-driven medtech competition and accelerator that incubates early-stage start-ups in medical devices, diagnostics and digital health.  While finishing her doctorate, Jennifer co-founded Hourglass Technologies, a medical device start-up in the obesity space and previously worked as a consultant to biotech and pharmaceutical companies in Boston.  A Fulbright Scholar, she completed her PhD in mechanical engineering at Stanford and holds an MS and BS in mechanical engineering from MIT and a BS in finance from the Sloan School of Management.  Jennifer also has an MS in biomedical engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.