Elaine O. Nsoesie

Dr. Nsoesie is an Assistant Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health and a Boston University (BU) Data Science Faculty Fellow, as part of the BU Data Science Initiative at the Hariri Institute for Computing. Dr. Nsoesie aims to use digital data and machine learning to improve population health. She applies data science methodologies to global health problems, particularly in the realm of surveillance of chronic and infectious diseases. She completed her PhD in Computational Epidemiology from the Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program at Virginia Tech. She also have a Master of Science in Statistics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She is the founder of Rethé.org Рan initiative focused on increasing representation of Africans in scientific publishing. She is also on the organizing committee of Data Science Africa. She has also written for news outlets and technology magazines, such as NPR, The Conversation, Public Health Post and Quartz. Dr. Nsoesie was born and raised in Cameroon. You can learn more about her on her website.