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Welcome to the team, Alex Li!

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We’d like to welcome our latest team member, Alex Li!   Alex Li holds an M.S. from Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering with specific focus in Machine Learning and obtained a fellowship at NYC Data Science Academy. Previously, he worked as a Research and Development engineer in the Medical Device industry where he performed experimental designs, data acquisition, and data analysis to develop new manufacturing prototypes to improve existing process. With special interest in recommendation algorithms, he implemented a hybrid recommendation system for top rated beer that consists of content-based and collaborative filtering methods. Alex likes to play tennis and…

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Patient Engagement Week!

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Patient engagement week is upon us!   What better time to reflect on the patient stories that led to my passion for creating better systems to engage patients.  I’d like to step back to 2001 when I was a recent college graduate with a passion for serving communities in need.  Going door to door in Texas neighborhoods allowed me to see and learn the needs of the community.   Developing programs tailored to their needs, such as community gardens and diabetes support groups, showed evidence that there was a way to transform health through empowerment.   My initial fire originated…

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