Sean T. Manion, CEO, Science Distributed

Sean Manion is a neuroscientist and former federal research administrator. He is CEO of Science Distributed, a new platform for putting scientists together and bringing blockchain to health research for better science, cheaper research, and faster miracles.

Dr. Manion earned degrees in Biochemistry at Temple University (BS, 1999) and Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – USUHS (PhD, 2006). At USUHS he conducted post-traumatic stress disorder research. Wanting to move to a broader role in military medicine, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and later as Research Activities Chief for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). He oversaw a research network of more than 100 clinical researchers conducting dozens of studies at multiple DoD and VA hospital sites across the country.

Recognizing the value of blockchain/distributed ledger technology for healthcare and research, Sean began championing its study and application in the DoD in late 2016. He moved to the
private sector in 2017 and co-founded Science Distributed. He also consults with government, academia, and industry on applying blockchain to healthcare and research. He serves as Vice
President of the non-profit American College of Military Public Health.