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Len D'Avolio, PhD  

CEO and Co-Founder, Cyft; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Leonard D'Avolio, Ph.D. is the co-founder & CEO of Cyft and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He led informatics for the nation's largest genomic medicine initiative and embedded the first clinical trial within an electronic medical record system for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He founded Ariadne Labs' informatics team, led strategic partnerships, and developed a system that has been used to improve 70,000+ childbirths in India. Today, with Cyft, he is using machine learning and natural language processing to improve care management. His work has been funded by several government and philanthropic agencies, he is an advisor to several philanthropies and startups, and speaks and writes on the topic of using data to improve healthcare.

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, a 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.

He has won awards for his efforts putting health data to work for Veterans and is an invited speaker and writer on the topic of healthcare IT innovation by venues such as TEDMED, InformationWeek, and Scientific American. 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.

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