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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of precision medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age-related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.


Karen Jagoda is the President of Turtleback Interactive LLC, an internet consulting and content development company founded in 1998. She has been the host and producer of the Empowered Patient Podcast since 2014. The show was started to draw on the vast resources in translational research, genomics and biotech in La Jolla CA, headquarters of Turtleback Interactive.

Karen is the co-author and editor of 2 books on the impact of the Internet on politics and advocacy. Crossing the River: The Coming of Age of the Internet in Politics and Advocacy (2005) and About Face: The Dramatic Impact of the Internet on Politics and Advocacy (2009). Karen is the host of the weekly, available online since 2007.