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Dr. David Cox        

Chief Medical Officer at Headspace; Chief Digital Officer & Co-founder at Closed Loop Medicine

Dr. David Cox is the Chief Medical Officer at Headspace Inc, and is leading the platform build for the healthtech startup, Closed Loop Media. Cox is a renowned advisor in digital health and startups, with expertise and experience in healthcare systems, policy, strategy and innovation.

David is a fully qualified doctor, educated at Cambridge University and Imperial College, London. He worked as an Emergency Department physician in central London for four years before embarking on a management path. He spent three years consulting to health systems with McKinsey & Co. and has also worked in the NHS in a city-wide health system design role and as an operational manager of the largest hospital group in London. David has been published in journals including The Lancet, the American Journal of Physiology, and the UK health management publication: the Health Service Journal.

Having discovered mindfulness through Headspace, David came on board to help the company become a leading light in mindfulness research, hold relationships with healthcare, health insurance, pharmaceutical, and sports organizations, and, ultimately, get Headspace to the point where it can be prescribed to patients by their doctors.

Based in London, UK, David speaks regularly, both at corporate events and also publicly at conferences and media interviews, explaining how with an active community of over 1,000,000 meditation practitioners, a strong lifestyle focus and keen celebrity following, Headspace has created a practical and affordable approach to a happier and healthier way of living. 

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