Dana is the leader of the Delos Labs team. At Delos, Dana provides vision and establishes long-term goals for the Labs team and the company. He guides intellectual property development by leading the evaluation of technologies and concepts applicable to human health, wellness, productivity, and performance in the built environment. Dana establishes partnerships with renowned scientists and institutions to collaborate on cutting edge research investigating the impact of the built environment on the human condition.
As the Executive Director of the Well Living Lab in Rochester, MN, he leads primary research initiatives that attempt to replicate academic research findings in real world settings. He guides research towards the development of interventions that would strongly reduce building occupants’ exposure to risk factors largely contributing to disease and disability, such as obesity and inactivity. Dana helps develop innovative ways to use the built environment to support and enhance health and wellness. In pursuit of greater geographic and cultural representation, he spearheads the development of new Well Living Labs around the globe.
Dana holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Prior to joining Delos, Dana was a research coordinator at Columbia University’s Earth Institute where he established the Geographic Information System for the Millennium Villages Project – the flagship proof of concept vehicle for the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.