Jocelyn Brown

As an undergraduate bioengineering student at Rice University, Jocelyn Brown invented the Pumani bCPAP, a low-cost respiratory support device to help newborns in low-resource hospitals survive respiratory distress. After graduating, she continued to develop the device as a Program Associate at Rice 360⁰: Institute for Global Health Technologies. In 2012, she moved to Malawi to provide technical support during the Pumani bCPAP clinical trial. Based on promising clinical results, Jocelyn led the efforts to distribute Pumani bCPAPs to all central and district government hospitals throughout Malawi. As the Product Manager for Medical Devices at 3rd Stone Design, she is currently working with clinical and NGO partners to distribute the Pumani bCPAP in 15+ countries worldwide.