Josh Nesbit

PopTech 2010

Josh Nesbit

Josh is the CEO of Medic Mobile, a nonprofit organization focused on helping health workers communicate, coordinate patient care, and provide diagnostics using low-cost, mobile technology. His work as FrontlineSMS Ambassador is supported by the Open Society Institute and the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation.

As an international health and bioethics student at Stanford, his qualitative research focused on access to pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment. Nesbit has implemented text message networks in Malawi, Uganda, and Cameroon, advising ICT development projects in
more than 15 countries. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he helped coordinate the Mission 4636 project, an SMS-based emergency response system. He is a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, Rainer Arnhold Fellow, Strauss Scholar, and Haas Public Service Fellow. Most recently, Nesbit received the Truman Award for Innovation from the Society for International Development.