Thought Leader, Patient Engagement

David Kirchhoff, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Snap Kitchen, Inc.


Mr. Kirchhoff is currently the CEO of Snap Kitchen, Inc., an innovative healthy food concept headquartered in Austin, Texas, with presences across Texas, Chicago, and now Philadelphia. Prior to Snap Kitchen, Mr. Kirchhoff was an Executive-in-Residence with the health care group at Warburg Pincus, where he helped incubate Helix, Inc. a consumer genetics start-up. Previously, he served as CEO of Weight Watchers International, the world’s leading provider of weight management services. Mr. Kirchhoff was the sixth employee and the first senior hire at WeightWatchers.com in 2000, initially serving as SVP of Strategy and Business Development before serving as CEO. Prior to joining WeightWatchers.com, he held roles at a variety of companies including the Enthusiast Media Group of Primedia, PepsiCo, and The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Kirchhoff has a BSE in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with high honors.

Kirchhoff_Volpp_Wood Panel Clip Still: Sharing Behavior Change Strategies Worldwide

Patient Engagement

Sharing Behavior Change Notes Worldwide

The U.S. has pockets of innovation, but they’re not as widespread as in other countries.

Patient Engagement Panel Clip Still: The Saturation of Health Advice

Patient Engagement

The Saturation of Health Information

Americans are bombarded with health advice by the mass media. What effect do these messages have on the attempt to change health behavior?

Kevin Volpp Panel Clip Still: "Benefits Couldn't Be More Confusing If We Tried"

Patient Engagement

“Benefits Couldn’t Be More Confusing If We Tried”

Can we expect patients to understand the subtleties of value-based benefits design when it’s hard enough for the experts?

David Kirchhoff Video Clip Still: How to Motivate Behavior Change? Keep It Simple

Patient Engagement

How to Motivate Behavior Change? Keep It Simple

The biggest way you can impact behavior change is to attack it at the environmental level.

Patient Engagement Panel Clip Still: No Time for Behavior Change Training

Patient Engagement

No Time to Train Patients in Behavior Change?

Clinicians might not have time in their encounters with patients, but they can act as the bridge to those who can.

Wendy Wood, David Kirchhoff, Kevin Volpp Panel Still: How to Help Patients Prioritize Future Health

Patient Engagement

How to Help Patients Prioritize Future Health

It’s about adding friction to unhealthy choices while removing friction from healthy ones.

David Kirchhoff Video Clip Still: What Keeps People Up at Night? Not Their Future Health

Patient Engagement

What Keeps Patients Up at Night?

Patients don’t care as much about their health issues as you think they do.

Kevin Volpp, Wendy Wood, David Kirchhoff Panel Still: Drawing the Line Between Paternalism and Patient-Centered Care

Patient Engagement

Drawing the Line Between Paternalism and Patient-Centered Care

How paternalistic should providers be with patients when trying to improve their health behavior?

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