Dr. Yolandra Hancock is a board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist who combines her hands-on clinical experience and public health expertise with her passion for building vibrant families and communities by providing patient empowering, “best in class” health & wellness care to children and adolescents who are fighting childhood obesity.
Dr. Hancock’s background includes degrees from UCLA and John Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her medical residency at the acclaimed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where she gained considerable knowledge and experience while working with some of the nation’s leading physicians. Dr. Hancock plans to become the “21st Century Dr. Spock,” using technology to transform children’s health. Most recently in her first ever attempt, she applied and was awarded National Institute of Health (NIH) funding to further her work in childhood obesity prevention and care by developing of technology to tackle the pediatric obesity epidemic.
Venture: M-SizeMe is a breakthrough digital obesity management tool (OBT) that allows adolescent patients to track their weight goals in real time, while providing a dual-interface with medical care providers. Integration of the OBT in the day-to-day activities of patients will result in improved dietary and fitness health habits.