Big Data/Big World/Big Ideas: Global Health and Data-Enabled Life Sciences

November 12th, 2013

Seattle, Washington

Big Data/Big World/Big Ideas will be held in partnership with Seattle Children's Research Institute and the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA).  We hope this event will lead to new insights, collaborations and research opportunities between our two communities.

 A sneeze in Africa may impact lives in the United States.. That may seem far-fetched -- yet our world is an ever more tightly connected health ecosystem with complex interactions leading to unexpected, and sometimes detrimental outcomes. Embedded in this thriving global health ecosystem are vast efforts to capture data that will quantify and aid in an effort to understand its complex interactions and effects.

To explore and understand these complexities DELSA Global and WGHA invite the diverse stakeholders of the Seattle Global Health, Life Sciences and Technology Communities to join us in sharing data and knowledge about 4 aspects of the health ecosystem, and what can or should be done to manage outcomes.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:

  • Howard Frumkin, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • David Fleming, Public Health Director and Health Officer — Seattle & King County
  • Judy Wasserheit, Vice Chair, Global Health, University of Washington
  • Jacqueline Sherris, Vice President, Global Programs, PATH
  • Ali Mokdad, Director, Middle Eastern Initiatives, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
  • John Wecker, President and CEO, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

DATE: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
TIME: 9:30am to 4:00pm
ORGANIZERS: Eugene Kolker (SCRI & DELSA Global) and Lisa Cohen (WGHA)
LOCATION: Seattle Children’s Research Institute
1900 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Please email Courtney MacNealy-Koch by Friday at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , October 25th if you are interested in attending.