Encinitas, CA (July 24, 2018) – Regan Stiegmann, D.O., MPH, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Board Member and leading preventive and lifestyle medicine specialist, will join Owaves’ team as its Vice President of Medical Affairs. Her first initiative is to launch Owaves’ clinical pilot studies proving efficacy of the platform.

“I’m big on proactive health maintenance, not reactive disease management,” announces Dr. Stiegmann. “We know that in order for people to achieve long-term health, they need simple, engaging, yet effective resources to help keep them on track, which is why I stand proudly behind Owaves.”

Through multiple leadership positions at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, American College of Preventive Medicine, and American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Stiegmann brings years of experience optimizing patients’ lifestyles and emphasizing the value of prevention. She notes, “Owaves helps people stick to daily health patterns and provides gentle reminders to stay on track, even when our hectic schedules intervene. At its core, Owaves helps people set their own pace for adhering to the tenets of lifestyle medicine every minute of every day, by leveraging the power of circadian rhythms.” Dr. Stiegmann says, “Every day, each of us builds our own health profile by how closely we follow the pentad of lifestyle medicine: what we eat, how we move, how we think, how we sleep, and how we conduct relationships with ourselves and other people. This is true medicine, and Owaves already delivers this prescription to over a quarter million people.”

“We are extremely lucky to have Dr. Stiegmann join our team,” says Royan Kamyar, M.D., MBA, founder and CEO at Owaves. “She brings a track record of leadership, success, and tremendous passion for the space.” Dr. Stiegmann will help the Owaves team identify best-fit opportunities for proving efficacy, while working with their already assembled world-class Scientific Advisory Board. “There are already bodies of research proving our core elements of behavioral activation therapy (a form of CBT), chronotherapy and social rhythms therapy are efficacious for preventing and managing disease. Our job, with Dr. Stiegmann’s leadership, is to show that combining these previously separate modalities will produce unprecedented synergistic effects, and that they can be effectively integrated and distributed via our digital platform.”

Dr. Stiegmann completed her preventive medicine residency training at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and was nationally recognized as Preventive Medicine Resident of the Year in 2017 by the American College of Preventive Medicine. She currently serves as an at-large member on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She is a Captain in the United States Air Force, currently working at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, as a Flight Surgeon. Regan received her medical degree from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO, as a member of the military medicine honors track. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara, where she worked for the Disabled Students Center and volunteered with Project Angel Heart, an organization that delivers nutritious meals year-round to Coloradans living with life-threatening illnesses.

About Owaves:

Owaves, Inc. is a health technology and media company revolutionizing time around health and well-being. Currently the #1 ranked app for keyword “wellness” in Apple’s App Store, Owaves produces chronotherapeutic software integrating IoT and machine learning to optimize circadian rhythms. Owaves is based in Encinitas, CA and was founded in May of 2013. Learn more about Owaves

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