Dr. Tania founded a biotechnology company focused on government contracting and public sector clientele. While there, she designed a cloud-based artificial intelligence platform for point-of-care diagnostics, combing “omics” data and EHR data. She also led the strategy, governance and execution of all life science contract and grant awards.
Dr. Tania is also the Founder and Chief Technology Officer at a digital health company focused on chronic disease management at home. Here she invented a patent-pending medical device kit for chronic disease management, which won an Innovation Award at International CES in 2015 and recognition in Tech Republic’s 2016 Issue, Google Startup Grind, and several publications.
Dr. Tania is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, ending her military career as Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the area of cyber information systems
Currently, Dr. Tania’s research investigates precision medicine and machine learning for early detection of lupus and subsequent treatment.
What keeps Dr. Tania sane and operating at peak levels of performance?
Dr. Tania plays soccer three, sometimes four, days per week in the North Texas Women’s Soccer Association (NTWSA) and North Texas CoEd Soccer Association (NTCSA).
Dr. Martin-Mercado invented a patent-pending medical device and serves as a board member of several organizations.
She started fixing computers of friends and family and performing data entry as a computer operator throughout her early teens and in high school.
Her personal passion centers in science, technology, research, healthcare and overall wellness.
A systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs.
The assessment of individual variability, lifestyle and environment to disease treatment.
Artificial / Augmented Intelligence (AI)
Advancements in natural language processing and data analysis for faster and more accurate treatment.
Dr. Martin-Mercado is a member of several professional and volunteer organizations.
Currently she is an active member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and Board Member of the Columbia Alumni Association where she serves on the Task Force on Belonging.
Dr. Martin-Mercado is also on the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas STEM Advisory Committee. She surrounds herself with diverse thinkers whom she can continue to learn from while contributing to a larger body of knowledge.