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Jennifer Schneider, MD, MS

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Jennifer Schneider, MD, MS is Chief Medical Officer at Livongo Health [promoted to President in 2018].  Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12, she never allowed the disease to stop her from doing the things she loves to do, including Division 1 collegiate track and cross country,  completing the famed Ironman Triathlon, and even climbing Kilimanjaro!

“Exercise is the key to my mental health,” she said. "There is a lot of crossover between athletics and diabetes." 

Jennifer admits that exercise is not only her main coping mechanism but also a “healthy addiction.”  She does her best to take good care of herself but says it's the endorphins that feed her “addictive personality” and that drives her to complete bucket-list items.

UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence co-director, Dr. David Harlan, is Jennifer’s “dream doctor” not only because he cares about his patients and supports them each as a person but also, "because he creates a safe space where patients can be vulnerable and face their strengths and weaknesses."

Jennifer finds Dr. Harlan to be "inspiring and motivating" and considers him a true partner in her success.

Dr. Schneider previously held leadership roles in the provider setting as a health outcomes researcher and Chief Resident at Stanford University, and practiced medicine as an attending physician at Stanford University, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente.  She has an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University.  She completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital.