Sadiq Patel

Sadiq Patel, PhD, MS, MSW

  • Lecturer, MSSP Program
  • Sadiq Patel, PhD, MS, MSW is an experienced data scientist and health technologist with 10+ years of experience in health AI, health data, and health economics. At Waymark (a16z, NEA, Lux Capital, and CVS Ventures funded health tech startup), his team oversees data strategy and governance and the design, build, and deployment of ML/AI/LLM-informed data science tools to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and automation of care delivery. He is also a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches graduate-level machine learning courses.

    Prior to Waymark, Sadiq was a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Microsoft AI for Good, senior data scientist and team lead at Accenture for commercial and government clients, and educator through Teach for America. He holds a PhD and MS in social policy and biostatistics from the University of Chicago, MSW from the University of Michigan, and a BS in biochemistry and mathematics from the University of Illinois, where he studied as a Howard Hughes Medical Scholar.

    Sadiq’s research has been published in healthcare and medical journals, including JAMA, British Medical Journal, Nature, Health Affairs, Health Affairs Blog, and American Journal of Public Health. His work has been featured in major media, including the Wall Street Journal, presented to the Congressional Budget Office, and cited in congressional hearings and supreme court briefs.





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