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Senior Research Scientist, Biomedical Data Science
Current Role at Stanford PharmGKB Director
Bio Helio Costa, PhD, is a geneticist with expertise in genomics, molecular biology, molecular oncology, and bioinformatics. He is currently an Instructor within the Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford Medical School. Dr. Costa's research utilizes next-generation sequencing to develop new clinical genome and transcriptome profiling methods with the end goal of translating these tools to clinical diagnostic tests for implementation at Stanford Health Care. His research group is also developing data science and machine learning methods to model and predict clinical outcomes and aid in clinical decision support. He is a co-Investigator on the NIH-funded Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) Consortium, and leads the engineering and biocuration teams building the Gene and Variant Curation Interfaces which are used by health care providers, researchers and the clinical genetics community to interpret the clinical significance of genetic alterations identified in patients during routine DNA sequencing. He is the founding director of the Stanford Clinical Data Science Fellowship where post-doctoral fellows engage in interdisciplinary clinical research and embed in health care workflows learning, building and deploying real-world health data solutions in the Stanford Health Care system. Additionally, he is an Attending Geneticist, and Assistant Lab Director of the Molecular Genetic Pathology Laboratory for Stanford Health Care. Dr. Costa received his BS in Genetics from University of California, Davis, his PhD in Genetics from Stanford University School of Medicine, and his ABMGG Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics fellowship training from Stanford University School of Medicine.
Mark R. Cullen, MD
Director, Center for Population Health Sciences, Professor of Medicine, of Biomedical Data Science, of Health Research & Policy & Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Social and environmental determinants of health; role of workplace physical environment and work organization as causes of chronic disease and disability