Fertility is Personal for Us
The idea behind Grain Fertility came when founder Joe Cody's wife, Jackie, started carrying a large 3-ring binder to different fertility appointments to ensure all of her specialists knew her medical history. Her doctors included her reproductive endocrinologist, a different endocrinologist to treat thyroid issues, gastroenterologists to treat Crohn's Disease, her primary care physician, and her regular OB-GYN.
Rather than carrying around your binder, Grain Fertility believes patients should own their health data and have access to it when and how they want.
Joseph is an IVF dad who has worked in Washington D.C. on health care policy and advocacy since 2008. He is an active volunteer with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and served as the co-chair for Advocacy Day in 2020 and 2021.
He has served as the lead Health IT policy analyst for a medical association representing over 50,000 medical professionals. He has worked on policies regulating electronic health information transfer, interoperability, personal health information and electronic data privacy, the HIPAA privacy rule, FDA regulations, and policies overseeing the nation’s electronic health record program. His background includes working as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and has served on the staff of a United States Senator. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Political Science from Rhodes College and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Government, with an emphasis on Political Communication, from Johns Hopkins University.