Meet our team


Jennifer McCaney, PhD

Jennifer McCaney, PhD, is the Executive Director of UCLA Biodesign, an early-stage innovation program for healthcare technology and Associate Director of the UCLA CTSI.  Jennifer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and a Lecturer at the Anderson School of Management where she leads courses on disruptive technology and entrepreneurship in healthcare.  A co-founder of Hourglass Technologies, a Stanford Biodesign company, Jennifer led early product development and also launched the MedTech Innovator Accelerator, which grew from an initial cohort of 20 companies to over 150 alumni with a combined $700M in funding.  Jennifer has worked extensively with start-up companies in medtech, digital health and diagnostics, as well as business development executives from leading manufacturers, including J&J, Amgen, Baxter, BD, Olympus, and others in her role as the Director of MedTech Innovator.  A Fulbright Scholar, Jennifer completed her PhD in mechanical engineering at Stanford and MS in biomedical engineering from the University of New South Wales. Jennifer holds an MS and BS in mechanical engineering from MIT where she was a Draper Fellow and a BS in management science from the MIT Sloan School of Management.