Elsevier Data Analytics Award, Harvard University - International Health
David is an emergency medicine physician based in London. He graduated from University College London and took up a National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Fellowship after completing his foundation training in Scotland. His clinical research interests revolve around sepsis and tropical diseases – specifically malaria. Having witnessed the transition from paper to electronic health records in clinical practice he is also keen to support the use of large electronic health datasets to improve clinical, operational and strategic decisions. At the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, David will learn to combine his knowledge in medicine, epidemiology and machine learning approaches to improve health and clinical care. Specifically, he aims to focus on advanced epidemiology techniques that make use of micro-organism DNA to identify hotspots of malaria transmission and resistance to treatment. He hopes to use that knowledge to support national malaria control and elimination programmes in endemic regions. He is excited to join the Fulbright programme and looks forwards to fostering friendships and research collaborations around innovations in global health. David dreams of exploring America’s national parks and wilderness and will grab any opportunity to do so in his spare time.