Christine Choirat

30 Jun 2019

Christine Choirat

Organisation: 
Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC)
Professional Title: 
Chief Health Data Scientist

Christine Choirat is the Chief Health Data Scientist of the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC), an initiative to accelerate the use of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines and the industrial sector, in Switzerland and internationally. She was trained as a statistician (PhD 2003, Paris Dauphine) and, before joining SDSC, was a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research interests are health data science and high-performance computing, reproducible research, and environmental policy and health policy.  At SDSC, she provides leadership over the lifecycle of sponsored projects and partnerships in the domains of environmental science, health IT, health science and technology, personalized medicine, and open science. She also fosters engagement with partners to facilitate the adoption of FAIR data and workflow sharing platforms.

In the FAIR Working group, Christine will bring over 15 years of experience in environmental and biomedical research and will focus in particular to the application of the FAIR principles in health.