Scope of Things

SCOPE 2024, AI Innovation, and Pitch Contest Winner Dezbee McDaniel

March 5, 2023


In this month’s episode of the Scope of Things, host Deborah Borfitz catches listeners up with the latest news of the clinical trials and research industry, starting with SCOPE 2024, where a record-breaking 4,000 attendees arrived to learn and discuss about new products, technology, and ideas. Other hot topics in this episode include convergence of clinical research and clinical care, patient centricity, protocol complexity, the growing use of AI, and an update on decentralized clinical trials. She also interviews CliniSpan Health founder and CEO Dezbee McDaniel, winner of the pitch contest at SCOPE, about his company’s novel social media influencer relationship management platform for improving clinical research diversity.

Dezbee McDaniel, cofounder and CEO of CliniSpan Health
Dezbee McDaniel comes from a family of healthcare innovators and is an award-winning health tech entrepreneur that believes in the importance of changing communities you identify with. He is Cofounder/CEO of CliniSpan Health, an AI-driven influencer matching platform for clinical research diversity. He was motivated into his health innovator journey through a breast cancer experience with his Aunt Sherri. Dezbee is a former Venture for America and Forbes Fellow and his recognitions include Top 50 in the Digital Health industry by Rock Health, AfroTech Future 50 Black Entrepreneurs of 2023, and Triangle Business Journal 40 under 40.