Blythe Adamson, PhD, MPH
Dr. Blythe Adamson is a scientist, epidemiologist and economist accelerating the development of valuable medicines and policy.
She is Senior Principal Scientist at Flatiron Health, Founder and CEO of Infectious Economics, and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington.
Formerly the lead data scientist in the West Wing of The White House, she continues to advise public and private institutions including professional sports leagues, entertainment industry, retailers, manufacturing, and more.
Dr. Adamson founded Infectious Economics in 2017 to provide thought leadership to policy makers and industry leaders on cost-effective strategies to prevent the transmission of viruses.
As a visionary senior leader at Flatiron Health, her team pioneered deep learning language models for extraction of clinical details from EHR documents, breaking the limits of what was possible for humans to do alone. Learning from the experience of millions of patients with cancer, they generate evidence of treatment effectiveness and value used by governments around the world. Dr. Adamson co-invented a patented clinical decision-support tool, enabled by machine learning, that is used by cancer clinics to benefit patients.
She holds degrees in microbiology, epidemiology, and pharmaceutical economics with a focus on infectious disease prevention. Dr. Adamson has held roles at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Institute for Disease Modeling, the NIAID HIV Vaccine Trials Network, and Flatiron Health. She is a Board Member of NBA-funded SalivaDirect lab at Yale. She speaks and teaches courses around the world.