"The proven-and-actually-enjoyable way"
Forget that "revolutionary" diet, the boot camp you can't roll out of bed for, the New Year's resolutions you really mean to keep. Misery is no way to get what you want. Here's a new thought: the only proven way to make healthy change in the long run is by paying attention to what makes you happy right now.
Studies show that lark has some of the highest success rates and long-term engagement in the digital health industry, without pharmacological intervention. It's scientifically proven by the top scientists in the world (and we've been working with them).
Lark Health Committee
Lark's Health Committee is a world-class group of health and behavior change experts from Harvard and Stanford. Lark has codified their expertise in exercise, sleep, nutrition, stress, and motivational science, into cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology.
Dr. Baba Shiv
Neuroeconomics-Behavior Change | Stanford University professor
Dr. Shiv was instrumental in helping design LARK's virtual coaching and behavior change system. Dr. Shiv's research expertise is in the area of neuroeconomics, with specific emphasis on the role of neural structures related to emotion and motivation in shaping decisions and experiences. Dr. Shiv coaches Fortune 500 executives on optimizing productivity and decision making through diet, sleep, and exercise changes. A noted author and Stanford professor.
Dr. Jo Solet
Professor, Harvard Medical School, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Jo Solet is faculty at the Harvard Medical School. She also has her own private practice. Bringing together evidence-based medicine with evidence-based design, she has pioneered the digitization of cognitive behavioral therapy with lark in a non-clinical setting. Dr. Solet has science, clinical, education and research degrees.
NFL, NBA, Olympic Coach, Sleep
Cheri pioneered the space of sleep and sports performance at Stanford. She coaches elite athletes and teams in the NFL, NBA, and NHL to peak performance with optimal sleep. Cheri has spent nearly a decade as a sleep researcher at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory under Dr. Dement, the founder of sleep science. Her research and work have been featured in the New York Times, ESPN, National Geographic Adventure, and US News & World Report.
User Experience on Behavior Change
Itai Vonshak advises lark's product design team on translating these digital health interventions into seamless mobile user experiences that delight the user. He spent several years as Director and VP leading the WebOS platform at LG, HP, and Palm, and prior, cofounded his own startups focusing on mobile design.
Founder, Nutrition Ammunition; Dietitian
Judy Caplan is a registered dietitian in touch with the constantly changing health trends that have swept this nation over the past three decades. She is currently a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is an author and motivational speaker, a contributor to books such as the Jane Fonda's Workout Book, a Dietitian at Ohio's largest level one trauma center. Judy founded her company Nutrition Ammunition to empower clients to take control of their health and to spread the word about the power of a healthy lifestyle.
Human Body Clock Expert | Co-Designer of lark's 7-Day Sleep Assessment
Hyungsoo's passion and expertise is in non-pharmaceutical ways to improve sleep. In Chicago, he worked as a researcher at the Biological Rhythms Lab at Rush University Medical Center and focused on how to naturally shift human biological rhythms.
Cardiopulmonary specialist, exercise physiologist and performance coach: NYU Medical Center
Heather has been in the business of improving people's lives through activity and exercise for over a decade. She achieved her Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University and has helped treat thousands of cardiac, oncology and pulmonary patients through her time there. Through this position she discovered everyone has an inner athlete, and has taken that mindset to NYU where she works with both healthy, clinical and injured clients to develop injury prevention and performance enhancement programs. She is a contributor to the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Once a USA Gymnasts team member, Heather still makes time to tumble and flip at the local Parkour studio in between her yoga, Pilates and metabolic training circuits at the gym. Her exercise message is simple: embrace what you love to do, and don't force yourself to do something you don't.
Assistant Professor of Public Health, Michigan State University; Exercise/Fitness/Nutrition
Holding degrees in food science, nutrition, nutritional sciences and public health from Michigan State University, Natalie has spent the last several years as a professor in public health and developed a leading university's graduate certificate program in public health nutrition. Natalie brings years of knowledge and expertise on the areas of fitness and exercise to the lark team. Beyond nutrition, Natalie is an accomplished athlete having participated in Division I college Track and Field and Cross Country and having run several marathons. Her research focuses on the interactions between fitness and nutrition.
Researcher, Stanford Psychology Department | Fellow, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Keryn's research at Stanford investigated the relationship between self-compassion and personal growth. Her work assessed how we can best relate to our challenges so that we actually make the changes needed to live the life we want. Keryn is a certified teacher of Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training. She is an expert on communication and message framing to change our mindsets and promote sustained behavior change. She has written on various topics of positive psychology, including stress management, cultivating happiness, and the psycho-social aspects of health and wellbeing.
User Experience Designer
Stephanie earned her bachelor and masters degrees from Stanford University. She was initially an engineer for several medical device product development teams, focusing on patient and clinician-centered design. Building on her experience in design, she later received design training at the Stanford Design School (d.school). Stephanie now incorporates her skills and knowledge in UX design, behavior change, and health and wellness to create the human-like, empathetic, personality-filled voice of Lark.