Get to Know Our Quantitative Sciences Team: The Brains Behind Our Data (Kim Le)
Verana Health has a team of more than 30 quantitative scientists who work toward the goal of producing high-quality, data-driven insights that can help inform research and improve patient outcomes.
In this blog series, we invite you to “Get to Know Our Quantitative Sciences Team: The Brains Behind Our Data.” Read more about Kim Le, Quantitative Scientist.
Q: How would you explain your role?
A: Using artificial intelligence (AI), such as machine learning (ML) models, I develop imaging derived insights. I combine electronic health records and clinical ophthalmic images to develop automated methods of detecting and assessing the progression of disease over time. Most recently, as part of a team, we developed algorithms to detect and measure the severity of geographic atrophy in IR, FAF and OCT.
Q: What attracted you to the Quantitative Sciences field?
A: The opportunity to extract insights and solve problems within unstructured real-world data is what attracted me to the Quantitative Sciences field.
Q: What attracted you to Verana Health?
A: What attracted me to Verana Health was the friendly, curious, and collaborative people within the company.
Q: What inspires you to do this work?
A: Making an impact on a patient’s health and outcomes is very inspiring to me.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: The most rewarding part of my job is getting things to work! I enjoy developing data-driven models and algorithms to identify and create solutions, when faced with complex data.
Q: What advancements do you see in your field in the next 5 years?
A: The advancements I see in the quantitative sciences field in the next 5 years is widespread incorporation of AI/ML workflows directly into the medical/research and development fields to help speed up the identification (and ultimately treatment) of diseases.
When she’s not developing insights, Kim enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.
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