You could say we are twins on a mission. In 2014, Whitney was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease after a year of searching for an answer and watching her health decline. By luck, she was connected with Lyme-literate physician who saw her set of complex symptoms and test results as a clear indicator of tick-borne infection (TBI). After starting treatment, it became clear that managing a chronic illness like Lyme Disease can easily be a full-time job. Her doctor relied on her symptom tracking and verbal recollection of diet, lifestyle, and other factors to inform her treatment decisions.
Looking for a way to help, Shannon entered a Lyme Innovation Hackathon through her MBA program at UC Berkeley. During the competition she met Dr. Sunjya Schweig who had the same goal of taking crucial health data off of personal journals, refrigerator calendars, and paper surveys and onto a robust symptom and treatment tracking platform. We interviewed over 100 people living with chronic Lyme Disease, doctors treating patients, and health researchers who all stated that data is the most immediate need for diagnosing and treating patients with tick-borne infections. This led Shannon and Dr. Schweig to found Clymb Health.
We won second place in the joint competition between UC Berkeley and MIT in Boston, MA and joined the 2018 U.C. Berkeley LAUNCH Accelerator Spring Cohort.
Our work and team has evolved over the past year but we have held strong to our goal of helping people with chronic disease manage their lives and get back to health. We hope you'll join us on this journey!
- Shannon & Whitney
Shannon holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She as worked at LinkedIn, Accenture, and the Berkeley Innovation Group. Learn more here.
SUNJYA SCHWEIG, MD
Dr. Schweig is an expert in complex chronic illnesses and has been practicing, teaching and studying functional medicine for over 20 years. He is board certified in integrative and holistic medicine (ABIHM) and family practice (FAAFP). Learn more here.
Whitney holds a BA in Sociology from University of Michigan and is certified in Applied Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Institute. She has worked at Close.io, Kurbo Health, and Nutshell CRM. Learn more here.
Usman holds a MS in Information Systems from UC Berkeley School of Information and a Masters in Health Policy & Management from Harvard and a Medical Doctorate from Pakistan. Learn more here.