Eric J. Sandquist, CEO, Co-Founder

Eric J. Sandquist, CEO, co-founder is a business professional with twenty years of strategic and operational leadership experience within the pharmaceutical industry, including general manager and VP within Merck & Co., Inc. and chief business officer of a biopharmaceutical startup, where he co-led fundraising. In addition, as a consultant he has helped large and small pharmaceutical companies improve external stakeholder engagement, a critical factor for MindScan’s commercial success. In 1990 he graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA.


BradLEY S. Peterson, MD, Co-founder

Bradley S. Peterson, MD, co-founder is the Director of the Institute for the Developing Mind and Interim Chief Scientific Officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is also Vice Chair for Research and Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine. His research uses brain imaging technologies to understand the origins of neuropsychiatric disorders, mapping the influences that confer risk for illness or protect against it, trigger illness onset or progression, compensate for its presence, or mediate effective treatments. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and has mentored 45 postdoctoral fellows and junior research faculty members. He received his Bachelor’s degree and graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University and received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1987 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Ravi Bansal, Phd, Co-founder

Ravi Bansal, Ph.D., co-founder has been a professor of research at the University of Southern California since 2015. Between 2002 and 2008 he was an assistant professor at Columbia University and between 2008 and 2015 he was an associate professor at Columbia University. He is an expert in signal and medical image processing and has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers in the development and application of cutting-edge imaging processing technologies, involving the study of normal brain maturation and developmental psychopathologies. He has developed machine learning algorithms for diagnosing an individual as having specific neuropsychiatric disorders. He earned his M.S. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in 1994. He earned his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Yale University in 1996 and 1999, respectively.