2022–2023 NHLCC Scholar: Stephanie Zawada

Stephanie ZawadaStephanie Zawada
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Rochester, Minnesota


Stephanie Zawada, M.S. is a Ph.D. fellow at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, where her dissertation focuses on two parts: (1) decentralized clinical trial design and validation for remote monitoring and (2) regulatory reform and reimbursement strategies for remote monitoring technologies. As a 2022-23 National Hispanic Latino Cardiovascular Collaborative Scholar, she hopes to enhance her qualitative research skills to better match novel technologies with urban and rural Hispanic populations that will receive the most clinical benefit from digital monitoring. She is a current NIH TL1 trainee and was an FDA Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation Scholar and a Mount Sinai Innovation Partners Fellow. She is a Bastiat Fellow at Mercatus Center (2020-Current), a Peer Reviewer for the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (2021-Current), and a former intellectual property fellow at Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (2021-22). Stephanie earned her M.S. in electrical & computer engineering at The University of Arizona in 2017 after being named a co-inventor on a patent application and the lead student editor for three science diplomacy textbooks authored in collaboration with embassies and science academies from around the world. Stephanie completed her bachelor's degree in biochemistry while funded as a national General Electric/LULAC scholar and as a NASA Space Grant recipient. A native of Arizona, she was The University of Arizona's Class of 2015 Gold Medal Senior.