Portia Singh

Portia Singh is a Research Scientist at Philips Research North America in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research focuses on developing solutions to help the elderly and people with chronic illness manage their health at home. The research bridges traditional hospital-based, physician-focused care to self-managed, preventative, and continuing personal care thus targeting the entirety of the care continuum. Dr. Singh leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers, developers, and designers in the U.S. and India.

Prior to beginning a career in industry research, she served as a Hardy-Apfel IT Fellow at the Social Security Administration where she worked on disability policy and technology research. This also afforded her the opportunity to serve on President Obama’s Second Term Agenda cross-agency workgroup.

Dr. Singh received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Grambling State University. In her free time, Portia enjoys exercise, spending time with family and mentoring students interested in pursuing STEM degrees.