Dr. Edgar P. Simard is an epidemiologist working at the nexus of technology and preventive healthcare. His work involves applied statistics and informatics to improve health outcomes. As a Senior Clinical Data Scientist at a New York City-based start-up called Project Florida he is developing a portfolio of collaborative research projects with leading academic medical centers assessing the contributions of big data to patient management. He currently serves as a medical consultant to a NYC-based start-up called Project Florida where he advises the company's overall strategy regarding the clinical grounding of software and hardware platforms that will disrupt the way preventive healthcare is provided in the U.S. and the world. Dr. Simard is also an adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and a member of the Winship Cancer Institute where he conducts research to evaluate the impact of cancer control interventions (e.g., prevention, screening, and treatment) on cancer incidence and mortality patterns, with a focus on cancers of infectious origin (especially human papillomavirus-related malignancies). His peer-reviewed research has been published in journals such as JAMA and The Lancet.
Dr. Simard received a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Rutgers University, an M.P.H. in epidemiology from Emory University and a B.S. in public health from Southern Connecticut State University. He completed post-graduate fellowships in cancer epidemiology at National Cancer Institute and Columbia University.