Alvin Ramsey, PhD

Innovation for Healthcare Informatics

About ARC

ARC: Alvin Ramsey Consulting

I am passionate about improving health and well-being through technology and applied informatics.​  I offer consulting services for technical projects in the healthcare space.

  • PhD – UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering
  • MS – MIT, Mechanical Engineering
  • BS – MIT, Mechanical Engineering

Alvin (Al) Ramsey, PhD



With over 17 years of experience in applied informatics and healthcare I.T., I offer a unique blend of technical and business expertise in this industry.


The success of a technology requires technical ingenuity to be blended with astute strategy. Each milestone towards success must also be verified along the way to affirm as well as adjust the plan. I have led numerous R&D projects which eventually resulted in real-world applications in both the commercial and the public healthcare sector.


The famous architect Mies van der Rohe once said, "God is in the details." The nuances of the real-world details must be fully understood as much as the high-level architecture design. I have hands-on experience with designing, developing, and deploying applications for both the web and mobile platforms.

Past Projects

Telepresence Robot for Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementias

Served as Principal Investigator for Vecna’s VGo Assist robot, which supports individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) as well as their family caregivers. VGo Assist augments a social robot  with assistive technologies and semi-autonomous navigation as part of an expandable smart home/assistive environment solution. Core use cases were derived from the results of the Phase I survey study, which were conducted with three groups of people: individuals with ADRD, family caregivers, and clinical staff who worked with ADRD patients.  Successfully raised over $4MM in SBIR grant funding for the project.

Clinical Surveillance for Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs)

During the initial R&D phase, the project developed an application to evaluate binary cumulative sum and moving average control charts for automated detection of HAI clusters.  Initially joined the project as part of the research team, and later became the Product Manager of the commercial product.

ViPR: Virus Pathogen Resource

Developed computational processes for the genomic and proteomic analysis of various organisms. Algorithms used in the analyses include artificial neural networks, maximum likelihood estimation, and Bayesian estimation. Also supported the efforts to create new Gene Ontology (GO) terminologies for the organisms of interest.