Our Story

DynamiCare Health is a digital platform that helps people monitor and change their use of drugs, opioids, alcohol, and tobacco. The platform automates Contingency Management (CM), an evidence-based methodology that has been demonstrated to be effective at achieving healthy change in the use of all types of substances in over 100 randomized controlled trials and 7 meta-analyses. It was founded in 2016 by Eric Gastfriend, Harvard MBA tech executive, and his father, David R Gastfriend MD, an international expert in addiction psychiatry. Over the past 2 years, David and Eric have raised funding from investors including Hyperplane Capital, hired an incredible team of 15 people and growing, and built the product, which is now being used by treatment programs, academic research institutions, and health plans across the U.S.

DynamiCare empowers people to perform substance tests through our app anytime, anywhere, through connected breathalyzer and saliva drug tests, verified by selfie video. The app can also track treatment attendance using GPS, creating accountability and encouragement. Family members, employers, and health plans can leverage financial support through our platform as rewards for healthy behavior. Rewards are provided via a smart debit card that blocks access to bars, liquor stores, and cash withdrawals, and excessive spending. Healthcare providers can see detailed data about participants’ progress through the DynamiCare Analytics portal, which sends real-time risk alerts when clients are in trouble. DynamiCare is a highly evidence-based, cost-effective, and scalable solution to one of the largest problems facing healthcare.


DynamiCare Health has won numerous awards, including a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, and the Global Grand Prize in the Harvard Business School Alumni New Venture Competition. DynamiCare is also a proud alum of the MassChallenge HealthTech accelerator.

 
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Industry Recognition

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Our Team

We are proud to have a team with both deep healthcare expertise and world-class technology talent.

 
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Eric Gastfriend

Eric Gastfriend (CEO) is a 2015 MBA graduate of HBS. Before business school, he was General Manager of Happy Cloud, a cloud gaming startup, where he oversaw software development and business development, licensing its proprietary technology to large game publishers such as Warner Bros. Eric is currently managing DynamiCare Health’s strategy, sales, operations, and fundraising.

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Dr. Paul Earley

Paul Earley MD (VP of Medical Affairs) is President-elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. An addiction medicine physician for over 25 years, he has authored numerous books and articles on addiction. He built and sold EarleyCorp, a behavioral health Electronic Health Record startup (now part of NetSmart, the largest behavioral EHR).

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Dr. David Gastfriend

David Gastfriend MD (Chief Medical Officer) was CEO of the Treatment Research Institute, Vice President of Scientific Communications at the pharmaceutical company Alkermes, and Director of the Addiction Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. On the Harvard Medical School faculty for 25 years, he has over 150 scientific publications on addiction and has advised the federal governments of the USA, China, and Russia.

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Lawrence Reisler

Lawrence Reisler MS (CTO) leads the technology development team at DynamiCare Health. He was VP of Engineering at Happy Cloud, where he built cloud gaming technology used to power >4M game downloads. He is the author of 4 software patents.

 
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Alexander Brown

Recovery Coach

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Amardeep Ranu

Lead Mobile Developer

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anthony defulio, PhD

Contingency Management Researcher

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Caitlyn Kjolhede

Sr. Director of Clinical Programs

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Daniel Cato

Customer Support Lead
& Research Assistant

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Ingrid Hartman

Product Manager

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Jacob Grishey

Junior Web Developer

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Jared ANdrews

Lead Mobile Developer

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Michael Levy

Clinical Success Manager

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NATE STELL

Head of Operations

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Justin LaBaw-Rivers

UX/UI designer

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Sarah Cassady

Lead Web Developer

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Lauren Robinson

Recovery Coach

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Lucas MacNab

QA Lead

 Join the Team

We are currently hiring! Check out our Angelist profile for open opportunities.

Don’t see an open role but feel passionate about our mission? Contact us.

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