claris

Claris was born and raised in Panama. After earning her PhD in Computer Science from NC State University, she served as a research scientist at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, earning several patents. Claris built on her experience as COO for an NIH Data Commons project at UNC-Chapel Hill, directing a cross-organizational team that piloted the future of biomedical data science. In this journey, she experienced the investment imbalance in developing new biomedical treatments and addressing the societal conditions that impair human health. Driven by this, she founded Humegy Corporation to build novel cloudbased products that improve people’s wellbeing. As a Latina making waves to make the world a better place, she promotes the participation of underrepresented communities. She has served in leadership roles in the Grace Hopper Conference and co-founded Latinas in Computing, an organization that has since grown 100x with broad representation across the US and Latin America. Claris lives with her husband and children in Cary, NC, and loves all things diversity and nature.

The Humegy Corporation Story

The Humegy Corporation Story Claris Castillo Singh, CEO and Founder Picture: The healing well of our home in Cary, North Carolina.   We were recently named finalists of the prestigious Amber grant for April, “Distinguished Business Winner 2023”, and “Meritorius Business Grant Winner.” This is a summary of our story. Before the pandemic, I launched …

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Nature Interaction: Quality Over Quantity

Interaction with nature, or nature contact, is beneficial to human wellbeing, but the quality and quantity of this interaction are not well understood. Both features are critical to informing environmental and health policy-making and have been the subject of multiple research studies. The most common types of nature experiences found in the literature consist of …

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Nature Pill

The success of many wellness market products relies on convincing users that they can improve their wellbeing, that is, their perceived state of being. Since these products don’t typically have clinical evidence, they rely on subjective self-reporting tools. Despite this limitation, products like meditation apps, breathing therapy, and sound healing apps have been successful. It’s …

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