Do I Qualify?

Ali Mostashari

Chief Executive OfficerLifeNome

New York, NY

Member Since November 2020


Artificial Intelligence
Precision Health


Ali Mostashari, Ph.D. is a co-founder of LifeNome (, a Precision Health AI company headquartered in New York City. LifeNome leverages biological, physiological, and behavioral data to provide science-based precision needs and risk assessments and targeted health and wellness interventions in the health and wellness sector. Concurrently he serves as a Member of the Global Futures Council of the World Economic Forum. Prior to LifeNome, Ali was an Associate Professor and Program Director at the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he directed the institute's Smart Cities initiative and systems thinking research. From 2004-2008 he served as a LEAD Program Manager and Strategic Resource Manager respectively at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York City overseeing a development portfolio of over $1.2 billion.

Published content

How AI and Quantum Computing are Challenging the Security of Our Digital Future


Our current digital infrastructure could face severe disruption in the advent of a rushed transition to post-quantum computing for our critical functions.

How Adapting to the ChatGPT Age Can Intersect with Policy


The AI genie is out of the bottle.

The Five Commandments for Larger Enterprises Working With Technology Startups


I'd like to review some major concerns a larger enterprise should consider when working with startups.   

13 Significant Business Challenges Teaching Leaders Valuable Lessons

expert panel

Business challenges can be difficult to face, but they can also provide an incredible learning experience for company leaders. Every difficult situation and mistake offers an opportunity to learn something valuable for the future. This is especially true for business leaders, who deal with challenging situations on a near-daily basis. Amid these tough decisions, it can be hard to discern the “right” path. However, each step forward and challenge faced is another lesson learned. Below, 13 members of Newsweek Expert Forum share the significant business challenges they believe can become a great teaching experience for leaders. Here's why they think these situations are such excellent teachers. 

14 Important Keys to Creating Natural Business Relationships

expert panel

Whether it's an employee, a partner or a potential client, business success depends on nurturing genuine, organic relationships. When speaking or working with a new employee, partner or prospect, you don't want to jump right into a sale or ask someone for a favor upfront. Instead, it's best to approach the relationship in a genuine, authentic manner and allow things to develop naturally. Otherwise, you may drive the other party away if your outreach or conversation feels forced. To help organically build business relationships, a panel of Newsweek Expert Forum members share 14 important elements of successful connections with your stakeholders. Follow their advice to help improve the quality and flow of your business conversations.

Company details


Company bio

LifeNome is a Precision Health AI company headquartered in New York City. LifeNome leverages biological, physiological, and behavioral data to hyper-personalize needs and interventions for health, nutrition, and personal care/beauty. LifeNome's patented Genomics AI engine is considered one of the world's most advanced polygenic assessment engines, and is validated over a dataset of more than 530,000 patient genotype-phenotype profiles. The three co-founders of the company are each in the top 20 cited scholars in their respective fields of computational genomics, complexity science, and semantic networks. More than half the team has Ph.Ds. Awards and Recognitions: - World Economic Forum Global Innovator (2020) - Global winner Zurich World Innovation Championship (2019) - Top 10 AI Companies in Health (Analytics Insight, 2019) - Finalist in NVIDIA Inception Accelerator (2018) - Johnson and Johnson Quickfire (2018) - COTY Incubator Awards (2018) - Ranked Top Health DNA Company (DNA Testing Choice, 2017) - Top 10 AI Companies in Health (Disruptor Daily 2017) - Top 3 AI Companies (out of 135) (Bosch Venture Forum, 2017) - Top 10 Genomics Solutions Providers (PharmaTech 2017) - Key player in Genomics 2.0 (UBS, 2016)



Area of focus

Precision Health
Artificial Intelligence

Company size

11 - 50