Brian is the CEO and co-founder of MedRhythms. He is passionate, motivated, and committed to bringing high-quality care to everyone who needs it. This vision inspired the creation of MedRhythms and has allowed the company to expand and evolve to better serve patients.
In 2011, Brian completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Maine and went on to receive his masters in Music Therapy. After completing his masters, Brian continued to expand his knowledge and experience in the field, ultimately becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist with specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). He later received advanced training in the field, becoming one of only 350 people in the world with the distinction of NMT Fellow. Harris was hired as the first NMT at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where, in 2015, he founded the clinical division of MedRhythms focusing on stroke, brain injury, and neurologic disease. With his continued leadership, the therapy practice has grown into the most comprehensive NMT program in the country.
Despite the success of the program and its ability to consistently improve clinical outcomes, MedRhythms quickly found that the clinical need and demand for services were greater than what the therapy practice could provide. After seeing the enormous need for these services, Brian resolved to develop a scalable solution to meet this need. MedRhythms is now focusing on the development of digital therapeutics that use sensors, music, and software to digitize these interventions. It’s Brian’s mission to make this digital therapeutic for measuring and improving walking available to everyone who needs it around the globe, regardless of whether they have access to a clinic.
Brian has delivered hundreds of invited lectures and presentations on the clinical application of music at top institutions around the world. In 2016, he spearheaded the development of the Arts and Neuroscience Group at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He continues to serve as the Chair of the group. Brian also sits on the advisory board for the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. His work has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, The Huffington Post, Pitchfork, Mashable, The Boston Herald, XConomy, and MedTech Boston. When he isn’t addressing global problems with innovative, high-tech solutions, Brian enjoys playing ping pong, watching college basketball and traveling.