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John Brownstein
Title: Chief Innovation Officer

Organization: Boston Children’s Hospital

Brownstein comes from a career as a successful entrepreneur, and now is applying those gifts at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he focuses on employing informatics and big data analytics. At Boston Children’s, he leads a 50-person multidisciplinary team focused on digital innovations that affect both clinicians and consumers. He has pioneered HOW digital epidemiology, which uses diverse digital data sources to understand population health. Brownstein has led the development of patient-facing public health systems, including HealthMap, Vaccine Finder and MedWatch, which support patient interactions with the healthcare system. In general, he describes his job as helping to shepherd promising technologies through the commercialization process and to promote a culture of innovation within the organization.