Erik is the Director of Data Science & Engineering at Prometheus Biosciences, where he leads a team of data scientists and software engineers to discover drug targets, investigate biomarkers, and develop companion diagnostics.
Before joining Prometheus, Erik completed postdoctoral training at MGH, MIT, and the Broad Institute developing deep learning approaches to predict outcomes and phenotype patients using high-resolution physiological time series data. He also evaluated early-stage investment opportunities at Takeda Ventures with a focus on data science and drug discovery.
Erik received an MD from Emory University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Statistics from Georgia Institute of Technology where he published and patented signal processing and machine learning methods applied to physiological and behavioral data. He also co-founded Forge Health, a non-profit that provided startups with funding, mentors, and assistance starting clinical pilots at Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Erik received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in bioengineering with focuses in computer science and chemical engineering.
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