DJ Patil joins White House as Chief Data Scientist to work on precision medicine

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As we reported two weeks ago, after White House staff leaked the news on a conference call, DJ Patil, the former Chief Data scientist at LinkedIn and most recently a VP of Product at RelateIQ, is now the Chief Data Scientist at the White House. In that role, he will work on the Administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to use advances in data and health care to personalize medical treatments. He will also work on issues relating to open data in government. For a deeper dive on precision medicine and open data, check out our Structure Data conference in New York next month.

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exhibit44

Precision Preventive Medicine would be more profitable. Find good ways to deliver anti-smoking and anti-obesity messages in a way so that they will stick. Stop people from bad habits and they’ll require less heroic medicine later.

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