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Our Founder

Diane Stark, MS, PhD


Diane is a biomedical scientist, corporate consultant and founder of Inspire Health, a social enterprise that uses science and design to help people who are doing high demand work build small but impactful habits that cultivate wellbeing and performance.  She has 30 years of private and public sector experience in health science.  Early in her career she conducted medical research in the public sector at the National Institutes of Health (NIMH), the former Institute of Virology (IVEM) at Oxford University, and policy research at the US Agency for International Development in DC. Later, she worked for a series of high profile, early stage biomedical companies both as an employee and as a consultant, establishing R&D operations and leading all aspects of discovery across several therapeutic areas.  She received her PhD from UC Berkeley studying the biology and epidemiology of viruses, her Masters in international development from UC Davis, her Bachelors in biology from Villanova.   She has advanced executive training in leadership development and coaching.  

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