Mission


Cognuse offers software solutions for neurological disease management and rehabilitation. Core values reinforcing our innovative products include integrity, demonstration of constant care, productivity, and pride in our work. Surrounded by like-minded innovators at the Johnson and Johnson Innovation in San Diego, we strive to design highly integrative digital tools to help guide clients through the recovery process from start to finish.


Meet our team

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ANDRES MELLIK
FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Andres Mellik is the founder and CEO of Cognuse, a mental rehabilitation company. Andres has 15 years of experience in e-learning applications, embedded systems design and test and serious/educational games. He holds BSc/Msc from Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia and M.Eng. from the University of Lugano in Switzerland. Additionally, he has completed research terms at UEC, Tokyo, Japan and UC San Diego in California, USA.

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DANIIL HARIK
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Dan has more than 13 years of experience with mission critical IS development and systems integration. He holds a MSc from Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia and MBA from Estonian Business School. Dan is an avid mountain-biker and sailor, crossing the Atlantic in 2012.

HANNALORE TAAL
ANALYTICS LEAD

Hannalore Taal is a Physiotherapist focusing mainly on musculoskeletal problems. She has an experience working with in- and out-patients both in hospital and ambulatory settings, as well with athletes and children. She has a good understanding of patients’ and their families’ perspective and needs as well as different specialists work in different facilities. At the moment, she is doing her Master’s in Healthcare Technology at Tallinn University of Technology and works at Cognuse as a chief e-health applications analyst.

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TOOMAS JULIUS LILL
CHIEF PROJECT OFFICER

Julius is experienced in project management and medical research working with the biggest hospitals in Estonia in the past 5 years. He has a BSc degree from the University of Tartu in genetic engineering and is currently obtaining his Master’s degree from Tallinn University of Technology in Health Care Technology program.

MARGUS ANNUK
CLINICAL LEAD

Margus has more than 20 years of international experience in clinical experimental medicine and in administration of clinical trial processes. He served as the Vice-President, Medical Affairs, in Egeen International Corporation, Mountain View, CA, USA. Margus has a BSc degree in Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy and a MD degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu, Estonia. Margus received his PhD degree in internal medicine from Uppsala University (Sweden) in 2002. His experience covers all drug (device) development phases from protocol design to practical implantation into clinical practice. He has authored numerous scientific publications.

Advisory Board

JEREMY BLOCK
PhD, MPP

Jeremy is a nationally recognized expert in the research and regulatory side of healthcare for digital health and mHealth. Dr. Block has expertise in human subjects protections as well as designing, developing, and launching digital and mobile health technology. He contributed to the development of Apple ResearchKit where he co-designed the first eConsent platform on a mobile device and is advising developers using ResearchStack for Android. He is a Scholar at the HITLAB in New York City and a co-investigator on digital health trials for cancer genetics at with colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dana Farber, UPenn, Beth Israel Deaconness, and Cedars Sinai . He is also an Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs at Baruch College, CUNY. Previously he was an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the youngest IRB Chair in the country covering Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount SInai.

KRISTIINA KOMPUS
PHD

Dr. Kristiina Kompus is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen (Norway). Kristiina received her BSc degree in psychology from Tartu University (Estonia) in 2005, and PhD degree from Umeå University (Sweden) in 2010. In her work, Kristiina uses neuroimaging methods (magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography) to study how human brains function and how psychiatric disorders influence cognition.

CIARAN MCCOURT

Mr.McCourt is a former CEO of a Nasdaq-listed digital health company as well as a pioneering wearables technology company spun out of Unilever PLC. He worked for various start ups in digital health including BiancaMed which was acquired by ResMed the leading Sleep Apnea therapy company. He then worked for ResMed Inc in building the care continuum for Apnea. He recently co-founded the Sleep Technology Summit which is an annual event to gather digital health leader. He now consults for SleepMed, the largest sleep diagnostics and DME hybrid in the US, in the sleep dental market and hospital and enterprise channels to develop population health programs incorporating sleep screening diagnosis and therapy.

FRANK WEBER

Frank Weber (CEO HealthCareCoCreation) is a Senior Director with over twenty years of experience in the international Healthcare IT and Medtech industry, with a track record of growing existing or building new businesses and leading cross functional international teams in innovation Co-Creation, Engineering, Business Development, Marketing and Sales. As an energetic and creative entrepreneur Frank anticipates market trends, and passionately aims to enable people-centric and value based care through collaborative innovation in a health ecosystems. Frank’s experience and inspiration for innovation projects originates from the Philips Cocreate approach, Innovation Partnership work for Philips in Karolinska / Stockholm / Sweden, Design Thinking from Stanford, Michael Porters smart connected devices, and most recently about Umio’s Health Value Design Framework. With this he inspires existing or shapes new collaborations of Patients, Governments, Policy Makers, Healthcare Providers, Industry, Research and Design to co-create innovative solutions that can successfully scale.