Corinna E. Lathan

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Corinna E. Lathan
Alma materSwarthmore College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
OccupationHealth Care Entrepreneur
TitleCEO and Board Chair of AnthroTronix

Corinna E. Lathan is an American entrepreneur, engineer, and social activist. She is the Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, and Board Chair of AnthroTronix, Inc., a biomedical research and development company headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Lathan is recognized for her work on digital health software and assistive technology.[1]


Lathan received her B.A. in Biopsychology and Mathematics from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and an S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[2]


Prior to founding AnthroTronix, Lathan was an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Catholic University of America and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.[3]

In 1999, Lathan co-founded AnthroTronix, Inc., a research and development company in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2005, she founded AT KidSystems, Inc., a spinoff of AnthroTronix, which distributes alternative computer interfaces and educational software.[1][4]

At AnthroTronix, Lathan spearheaded the development of biomedical assistive devices such as CosmoBot, an interactive robot serving children with autism and with disorders that affect the nervous system.[5] Most recently, she led the development of Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment (DANA), an FDA-cleared digital health platform which helps healthcare providers better assess cognitive function.[6]

Lathan’s work with children with disabilities and robotics has been featured in magazines including Forbes,[3] Time,[7] and The New Yorker.[5] She was named as Maryland's Top Innovator of the Year,[8] MIT Technology Review’s “Top 100 World Innovators,”[9] and one of Fast Company Magazine’s “Most Creative People in Business,”[10] among other recognitions.


Lathan serves as co-chair of World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Human Enhancement,[11] a Board Member for the Smithsonian Institute's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation,[12] and a Board Member at Engineering World Health, supporting the emergence of healthcare technology in the developing world.[13] She also serves as an Independent Director at PTC, a global technology provider for internet of things and augmented reality platforms.[14]

Dedicated to empowering women and minorities in science and technology, Lathan founded Keys to Empowering Youth (KEYs) in 1993 at MIT, which has since been adopted at other universities nationwide.[1][15] She is an advisor to the FIRST and VEX robotics programs[1] and a Board Member at KID Museum.[16]

Previously, Lathan was an Advisory Board Member of Amman Imman - Water is Life, a judge for Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE,[17] and a Board Member of the National Black Child Development Institute.[1]



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  2. ^ Christopher Maier (April 2002). "Cori the Explorer". Swarthmore College. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Robo-Therapy". Forbes. 14 May 2001. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  4. ^ Darcy, Darlene; Gaynair, Gillian; Plumb, Tierney (November 30, 2007). "Women Who Mean Business 2007". Washington Business Journal. p. 5.
  5. ^ a b "Robots That Care". The New Yorker. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  6. ^ "FDA clears military-tested PTSD, brain injury assessment app". mobihealthnews. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ Halper, Mark (15 December 2013). "Global Business: To Your Health". Time. p. A8.
  8. ^ a b "2002 Winners". The Daily Record. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b "2002 TR100". MIT Technology Review. 1 June 2002. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Corinna Lathan, Most Creative People 2010". Fast Company. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  11. ^ "The Future of Human Enhancement". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Corinna E. Lathan: A Catalyst who Enhances Interaction between Technology and People". Insights Success. January 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Board of Directors". Engineering World Health. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  14. ^ "PTC Appoints Technology Innovator Dr. Corinna Lathan to Its Board of Directors". PTC. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  15. ^ "KEYs". MIT Public Service Center. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Board Members". KID Museum. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Judges". Tricorder XPRIZE. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  18. ^ "TAP Graduate AnthroTronix Inc. Named Technology Pioneer for 2004 by World Economic Forum". Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute. 12 December 2003. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  19. ^ Salim, Nancy (June 2009). "Changing the World, One Robot at a Time". IEEE Women in Engineering: 20–22.

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