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Senior Director, Engineering, Google
Senior Data and Informatics Specialist
Tom is the Senior Data and Informatics Specialist in the Vaccine Program at Nexleaf. In that role, he is responsible for creating information visualizations to enable the Vaccine Program and in-country stakeholders gain insight to help governments plan their cold chain. He is excited to help build sustainable, in-country capacity by putting the power of data into the hands of front line public health workers.
Prior to joining Nexleaf, Tom spent over ten years at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in the Biological Sciences Group with a specific focus on virus genome sequencing work. There, he was proud to help lead the development of in-country workshops in conjunction with the NIH Fogarty International Center to teach local scientists to process and interpret DNA sequencing results themselves across 18 different countries, primarily in Asia and Africa.
Tom has a Masters of Science in Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University and a BS from Duke University. He loves processing large datasets to find interesting stories to tell, as well as helping others explore complex data on their own.