Gary Smithson, M.D., Joins RedBrick Health as Chief Medical Officer

Press Releases – April 27, 2017
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Jeff Dobro, M.D., will chair the newly launched RedBrick Innovation Advisory Board

Minneapolis, MN (April 27, 2017) – RedBrick Health, the market-leading consumer health engagement platform and well-being solutions company, announced that Gary Smithson, M.D., has joined its leadership team as chief medical officer.

Dr. Smithson is a board-certified pediatrician and accomplished health care executive with over 30 years of business and clinical experience. Dr. Smithson has previously served as senior consultant at both Willis Towers Watson and Deloitte Consulting, and brings in-depth experience designing and demonstrating the value of employer-based well-being programs, including cost and quality transparency. He brings expertise in collaborative provider-focused care models, including accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.

“We’re delighted to welcome Gary to our leadership team,” said Dan Ryan, chief executive officer at RedBrick. “His experience working with both employer and provider organizations equip him with exceptional skills that will continue to advance the clinical innovation and value we deliver to clients and consumers each day.”

Dr. Smithson added, “I am thrilled to be joining the RedBrick team. RedBrick is in an incredibly strong position to lead the well-being industry’s next stage of evolution. They have built a large, diverse and growing client base that benefits from their highly scalable and integrative engagement platform, as well as the industry’s most behaviorally effective concierge-style coaching platform.” He continued, “They have developed an extensive database stewarded by a seasoned data science team, and I am very impressed with the publication of their rigorous, industry-leading research on what works and what doesn’t.”

Jeff Dobro, M.D., who joined RedBrick as its first chief medical officer in 2012, will serve as chairman of the newly formed RedBrick Innovation Advisory Board. Dobro will lead a cross-disciplinary team of national experts in population health, consumer engagement, and behavior change innovation. By bringing together a range of perspectives informed by real-world experience, this group of advisors will provide both a catalyst and a sounding board for new research and innovation, ensuring clients continue to benefit from the latest research and thinking of national experts.

“I’m excited to chair the RedBrick Innovation Advisory Board so that we can continue to advance our strategies with the help of a select group of industry leaders. And I’m equally excited to pass the baton to Dr. Smithson, who will serve our clients, consumers and clinical teams exceptionally well through the next phase of RedBrick’s growth and development.”


About RedBrick Health
RedBrick Health helps organizations improve population health and well-being, and build a stronger Culture of Health. Because every consumer has unique needs, we combine our exclusive Behavior Change Framework with adaptive technology and live concierge services to drive greater engagement and more lasting results than industry norms. Over 100 leading employers, health plans and healthcare delivery organizations rely on RedBrick Health to measurably improve the health of their populations—while measurably improving their bottom line. Visit RedBrick at, read more at the Health Innovation Blog, or follow the company on Twitter or LinkedIn.


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