Neolth Launches Student Ambassador Program

In September 2020, Neolth launched their Student Ambassador Program to address the growing concern about student mental health. The company believes collaboration with students is essential to the success of school-based initiatives. The inaugural Ambassador class has over 80 students.

Neolth CEO Selected for Visionary Voices

Neolth's CEO Dr. Katherine Grill was selected for All Raise's inaugural Visionary Voices Speakers Bureau. This program amplifies women's voices in tech and VC conversations. Through providing media opportunities, Visionary Voices promotes female and non-binary perspectives to support the importance of diversity in the tech industry.

Neolth CEO Featured on Diverse VC Podcast

Our CEO and Co-founder Katherine Grill, PhD was featured on the DiverseVC Podcast with host Alec Taylor! She spoke about how Neolth offers personalized emotional support and continuous mental health monitoring to students.

Neolth Selected for Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Milestone Makers Program

Neolth was one of 10 companies from around the world to be accepted the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center's Milestone Makers program as a COVID solution. Milestone Makers selects a small cohort of entrepreneurs to receive individualized business mentoring, coaching, training, and resources. The Summer 2020 Milestone Makers program (May - August 2020) is a COVID-19 solution focused cohort, which helps a select cohort of early-to-mid stage ambitious entrepreneurs set and achieve critical business milestones. 

Neolth Selected to Join AWS EdStart

Neolth was selected to join the AWS EdStart program in March 2020. This program is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions in the AWS Cloud. Through training, mentorship and more EdStart helps companies with innovative solutions for students, teachers, or administrators.

Neolth Wins Techstars Award at SoGal Global Pitch Competition

SoGal Foundation saw 1,700 applications, hosted 25 regional rounds and heard 330 pitches as part of the largest global startup competition for early-stage women and other underrepresented founders. On February 29 2020, Neolth pitched at the Global Finals and received the Techstars Award for a potential $120K investment and program participation.

Neolth Participates in UCSF Innovation Ventures Course

From January - April 2020, Neolth participated in the UCSF Innovation Ventures Startup 101 course. This experiential, team-based class covered the topics important to starting a scalable, for profit commercial venture. Led by Stephanie Marrus, Startup 101 is the only Bay Area life science/healthcare entrepreneurship course.

Neolth Interviewed at Startup Health 2020 Festival

Here’s a clip from Startup Health Live TV with founder Katherine Grill, PhD, where she talks to Saranne Rothberg about stress management in oncology and using precision neuroscience to guide behavioral care.

Neolth Selected as DOCSF Digital Dynamo

Neolth was selected as one of the five startups to exhibit and attend the Digital Orthopaedics Conference in San Francisco on January 11 and 12, 2020. Digital Dynamos are companies using forward-thinking technologies to optimize the inpatient, outpatient and operational aspects of chronic pain care. 

Neolth Wins SoGal SF Pitch Competition...Heads to Finals in Silicon Valley

In 2019 SoGal Foundation saw 1,700 applications, hosted 25 regional rounds and heard 330 pitches. After winning the San Francisco Regional pitch competition in November 2019, Neolth headed to Draper University to attend SoGal's three-day startup bootcamp and competed for the chance to win $600K.

Neolth Awarded one of the Top Ten Reads on Health Innovation in 2019

Neolth’s article is featured by StartUp Health as one of the top ten most influential reads on health innovation in 2019, along with work by Jean Case, Esther Dyson, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Here's an excerpt: "To successfully combat the chronic disease epidemic, we must give patients emotional support for dealing with the stresses of being ill.” 

Health Transformer Close-Up

Check out this new video overview of Neolth and how we're transforming the wellness industry.

Demining Mind Fields: Meet the Neuroscientist Giving Wellness Practices A Scientific Upgrade

At Neolth, Dr. Katherine Grill is on a mission to bridge the divide between Western medicine and integrative stress management techniques. And she’s starting with a population that stands to benefit the most: patients with chronic disease.

Dr. Grill's Research: Behavioral Medicine for Chronic Disease Management

New research about using behavioral medicine for chronic disease management. Using the behavioral pharmacy model, fruit/vegetable intake, exercise, BMI, acute care utilization, depressive symptoms, and blood pressure were assessed.

Neolth kicks off StartUp Health's Op-Ed Column

Written by our Founder and CEO Dr. Katherine Grill and Medical Advisor/Featured Practitioner Dr. Claire Wheeler, this piece discusses using stress management as a new prescription for chronic disease. Here's an excerpt: "Within the digital health field, we must ensure that we are not perpetuating the mind-body schism of medicine...To successfully combat the chronic disease epidemic, we must give patients emotional support for dealing with the stresses of being ill."

Neolth Partners with Beam to Facilitate Telemedicine Consults

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Beam Health, using telemedicine consults to support engagement in our stress management program. With Beam, our patients living with chronic illness can access care when they need it most. The whole process is online- patients receive and complete their at-home care plan and communicate with their doctor about their routine.

Neolth is Live!

We’re so excited to announce that as of May 30, 2019 Neolth is live! Why wait to be happy? Register today to get a personalized stress management plan made by doctors. Sign up at

Dr. Elizabeth Markle and Dr. Benjamin Emmert-Aronson, Founders of Open Source Wellness, become Inaugural Neolth Featured Practitioners

​We're excited to have Dr. Markle and Dr. Emmert-Aronson in our Neolth Featured Practitioner Program! Trained as clinical psychologists, after working at the San Francisco VA Drs. Markle and Emmert-Aronson founded Open Source Wellness (OSW). OSW is a non-profit located in Oakland, California that helps people improve their core health behaviors through behavioral coaching and community support. As Featured Practitioners, Dr. Markle's and Dr. Emmert-Aronson's relaxation practices will be included in Neolth's wellness practice library.

Neolth Featured in Startup Health Magazine as a 'Brainiac' Company

Our founder, Dr. Katherine Curtin, was interviewed by StartUp Health about neuroscience and Neolth Inc. Here's an excerpt: “The greatest challenge about working in the brain health space is the unknown. We’ve made incredible advances over the past 30 years in the field of neuroscience, but we still have far to go,” says Katherine Curtin, PhD, Founder of Neolth, Inc. “More research is needed, particularly in psychiatry, to understand the brain circuitry involved in medical conditions, how this changes over time and how this differs on an individual basis.”

Dr. Claire Wheeler, Author of 10 Simple Solutions to Stress, becomes an Inaugural Neolth Featured Practitioner

We're excited to have Dr. Wheeler in our Neolth Featured Practitioner Program! Trained as both a physician and psychologist, Dr. Wheeler founded her own Integrative Medicine practice, is an Assistant Professor at OHSU/PSU and has been a Senior Faculty Member at the Center for Mind Body Medicine for 20 years. As a Featured Practitioner, Dr. Wheeler's relaxation practices will be included in Neolth's wellness practice library.

How to Use Stress Management to Take Control of your Health

We’ve all heard that stress is bad, but here’s why it’s worse than you think. Stress is a risk factor for the development of health conditions like heart disease, IBS, chronic pain, cancer, depression and more. Engaging in stress management helps you learn the skills of emotional awareness and self-regulation. When you are in control of your emotions, you prevent the autonomic nervous system from being overactive. You can reduce symptoms of mental or chronic health conditions and you can prevent the onset of future illnesses. You have the power to take control of your health. You have the power to reduce your stress. You have the power with Neolth.

Leading Somatic Psychologist Dr. Albert Wong becomes an Inaugural Neolth Featured Practitioner

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Albert Wong will be an inaugural member of Neolth's Featured Practitioners Program. This program showcases the work of providers who embody our value of improving health through the use of mind-body and lifestyle medicine. As part of this program, Dr Wong's featured relaxation practices will be included in Neolth's wellness practice library. 

The 'Aha' Moment: Neolth Featured in Startup Health Magazine

Health Transformers from the newest companies in StartUp Health offer real talk on why they’ve chosen to solve the world’s most complex health challenges.

"I believe that in order to be a successful digital health company you need to put the patients first. In everything we do at Neolth – from choosing a business model to product design – we keep the patient in mind. When you have this patient-centered mindset, things start falling into place." - Dr. Katherine Curtin, Founder

Neolth Joins Startup Health

Neolth is excited to announce that we have joined Startup Health as one of their newest health transformer companies! Startup Health has been investing in entrepreneurs solving the biggest healthcare issues since 2011, including improving access to care and improving brain health. Neolth is working to make behavioral stress management a routine part of care for patients with chronic disease.

Understanding Patient Quality of Life - Research by Dr. Curtin

Family, friends and healthcare professionals typically rate the quality of life of patients lower than the patients rate their own quality of life. This can be problematic, as quality of life directly influences a patient's willingness to undergo medical interventions. This paper investigates quality of life congruence between patients with HIV and their surrogate caregivers.

Dr. Curtin Speaks at experiMental Conference about Integrative Medicine & Digital Health

On November 3, 2018, UCSF and HTF hosted the inaugural “experiMental Conference” in Byers Auditorium at Genentech Hall. Speakers, including Dr. Curtin, explored emerging technologies that are transforming the mental and behavioral health landscape.

Team Showcase: Dr. Claire Wheeler

Claire Wheeler, MD, PhD, is a physician and psychologist living in Portland, Oregon. After practicing Emergency Medicine for several years, she was the Primary Investigator in a 4-year study of the emotional, social, and psychological effects of traumatic injury and stress at the University of Michigan and the Legacy Health System in Portland. She went on to found MindBody Medicine of Portland, providing integrative medical services, including Mind-Body Skills groups, to the public and other health professionals in the Portland area. Claire served as key personnel for a grant from NCCAM to Oregon Health & Science University to integrate mind-body medicine and other integrative practices into the curriculum of the medical and nursing schools.


Dr. Wheeler is now a faculty member at the OHSU/PSU School of Public Health in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in health behaviors, integrative medicine, and stress. She is the author of 10 Simple Solutions to Stress, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Belly Fat Weight Loss as well as the “Head-to-Toe Happiness” blog on


Claire joins the Neolth team as a Medical Advisor to help with platform development and medical research.

Dr. Curtin Interviewed by LAMA about Neolth

LAMA, a professional journalist company based in Berlin, interviewed Dr. Curtin about Neolth. Here's an excerpt, "Personalization is the future and that's why we use multiple wellness techniques and AI on our platform. We have a model that assesses where a patient is and then grows with them as they progress on their health journey, updating one's recommendations as the patient progresses."

Dr. Curtin joings LITAS For Girls as a STEM Mentor

Dr. Curtin is now a mentor at LITAS For Girls, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to inspire young students to pursue careers in STEM. Dr. Curtin will mentor students interested in health science as a way to support the next generation of women scientists.

Emotional Health for Professionals: Dr. Curtin Speaks about the Neuroscience of Emotions

Dr. Curtin partnered with Supergirls and Expansive Voice Movement to give a talk about the brain activity associated with common emotional issues, like stress and anxiety. This was a TED-talk style lecture. During this event, participants explored the importance of understanding emotions for vibrancy and wellbeing.

The event will took place on April 18, 2018 at 500 Startups in San Francisco.

Defining Integrative Medicine and Related Fields

We’ve all seen the terms: alternative, integrative, mind-body. So what do they actually mean? As someone who has studied health using the expressive arts, psychology, neuroscience and integrative medicine, Dr. Curtin will explain the differences between each approach and when they should be used.

Dr. Curtin's Research: Mindfulness as a Treatment for Chronic Pain & Anxiety

Dr. Curtin implemented a cross-sectional study to investigate the relationship between chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP), anxiety and mindfulness. She determined ruminative anxiety may be a risk factor for developing chronic pain and mindfulness is a potential treatment for breaking the cycle of chronic pain. 


Of the five facets of mindfulness, Dr. Curtin found non-judgment, non-reaction and awareness influence clinical outcomes in CMP. This could help clinicians develop individualized mindfulness treatment plans for chronic pain patients. This work will be used to inform Neolth's wellness prescriptions for chronic pain.

This work was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain. The scientific abstract can be found at the link below.

Behavior Change Workshop: Dr. Curtin Partners with Awarenow

Presented by Katherine Curtin Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscientist, and Regina Akhmadullina, MA, an Integrative Health and Wellness Coach, this 2-hour workshop consisted of scientific discussion and neuroscience-based tricks to use when changing behavior. Participants learned the science-based insights on how the brain can support or disrupt the development of a new habit. 

This workshop was held January 23rd in San Francisco.

How to Change our Behavior: Insights from a Neuroscientist

Want to learn to meditate? Need support in making healthy food choices? Changing our behavior is challenging, which is why only 16% of people achieve their wellness goals. For tips on how to leverage neuroscience for sustained behavior change, check out this article written by Dr. Curtin.

Dr. Curtin's Publication: Facilitating End-of-Life Conversations between Patients & Caregivers

This paper details the research design of the FAmily CEntered Advance Care Planning clinical trial for teens with cancer (FACE-TC), one of the clinical trials Dr. Curtin managed.


Parents of children with life-threatening illnesses have expressed the desire to talk to their children about end of life (EOL) care, yet, like caregivers of adult patients, struggle to initiate this conversation. During this clinical trial, the family and child (ages 14-21) participated in a facilitated discussion to promote shared decision making regarding EOL care.

This work was published in Contemporary Clinical Trials. The scientific abstract can be found at the link below.

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