Leonard William D'Avolio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Part-time
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard University, Ariadne Labs
401 Park Dr
Boston MA 02215
Dr. Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Brigham and Women’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care. He is the CEO and co-founder of Cyft, a company based on years of his research optimizing machine learning and natural language processing to improve healthcare. He is also an advisor to Ariadne Labs and the Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation, board member for Youth Development Organization, researcher, and writer.
He previously led informatics for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ precision medicine initiative (the Million Veteran Program) and the first clinical trial embedded within an electronic medical record system. He founded Ariadne Labs’ informatics team and led their partnership strategy as well as the creation of a mobile phone-based system that uses real time data feedback to improve neonatal care in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Dr. D’Avolio’s research interests include natural language processing and machine learning techniques applied to improve the quality of healthcare. He is a frequent presenter at national industry and academic forums on topics related to using data to improve clinical science and care. His work has been funded by several agencies and organizations including the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the National Cancer Institute, Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
company website: www.cyft.com
twitter acct: @ldavolio
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