Blythe Adamson, PhD, MPH
Data scientist, health economist, and pharmacoepidemiologist accelerating research development of valuable medicines
I serve as Principal Scientist at the tech company Flatiron Health in New York and as remote Affiliate Faculty in the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute at the University of Washington. I design and implement studies of EHR-derived data, build simulation models of disease progression, develop new methods to enhance outcomes research with natural language processing and machine learning, and collaborate with investigators around the world to accelerate the development of new drugs.
Collaborating with a cross-functional team of engineers and product managers to prototype and productionalize machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), and biostatistical approaches to derive meaning out of >2 million cancer patients’ electronic health records. Business Insider recently recognized me as one of the Top 30 Leaders Transforming Healthcare.
Invested more than a decade as a researcher at the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, based at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Designed and built mathematical models of disease progression with Boston Scientific, Intellectual Ventures, the Institute for Disease Modeling, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Generated evidence of economic value for innovative healthcare technologies as in independent consultant for governments, non-profits, industry. Co-founded SmartDx, an award-winning diagnostic platform to support clinical decision-making with predictive patient risk factors and real-time big-data analytics.
Served as Chair of the Global ISPOR Student Network leading >5,000 graduate students in 37 countries, equipping 110 presidents of university chapters, and facilitating 10 committees to strengthen the next generation of health economists.
Codes in R, Python, C++, Stata, Visual Basic, and JSON. Mathematical models include machine learning, Markov, dynamic transmission, discrete event simulation, Monte Carlo probabilistic sensitivity analyses.
PhD in pharmaceutical science from The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy & Economics (CHOICE) Institute at the University of Washington mentored by Professor Emeritus Lou Garrison. Epidemiology master of public health (MPH) mentored by James Kublin and Peter Gilbert.
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