Interview with Dr. Alison Smith, Neuroscientist and Co-Founder of Roga

Why Reducing the Stress Response is Key to Overall Well-Being

Dr. Alison Smith has combined her experience with anxiety with her professional expertise to create Roga, a wearable device that reduces stress and burnout. During our interview, she explains how stress impacts the body and the various solutions that are available to address mental health needs.

Dr. Brandi sits down with Dr. Alison Smith a Neuroscientist, and Co-Founder of Roga, a wearable designed to reduce stress and burnout. Listen to her personal experience with debilitating panic attacks from Lyme Disease. Through determination and self-advocacy, she shares her lessons and motivation to develop better tools for those struggling with anxiety, stress, and burnout. Backed by numerous years of evidence-based research, Roga uses nerve stimulation to induce specific brain wave signaling. By stimulating Alpha Brain Waves, users experience the relaxed mental states associated with these particular brain waves. Watch Dr. Brandi experience firsthand the anxiety-reducing effects of Roga. Check Roga out here:


  • Brandi Sinkfield

    Dr. Brandi, is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, who was inspired by her mother, a registered nurse who graduated with a degree in information technology. Through tough love and support from her father, extended family, and friends she attended Case Western Medical School and received her M.D. She completed residency training at Cleveland Clinic and dual fellowship training at Stanford Anesthesiology in Perioperative Management and Digital Health. Growing up she experienced the lack of transparency, shame and secrecy surrounding women’s health and body confidence driving her to imagine a pathway for her own daughter and other women to access information that empowers them and inspires confidence.