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Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator

Jared Hawkins

Director of Informatics

Jared Hawkins

Jared Hawkins is the Director of Informatics at Boston Children’s Hospital Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator and a faculty member in the Computational Health Informatics Program. Jared works translationally bringing digital health projects from research into implementation and enterprise. His focus is on leveraging nontraditional digital data streams (e.g., social media, search engine data, wearable technologies and mobile devices – collectively known as an individual’s ‘digital phenotype’) for health research and software development. Jared is passionate about finding ways to use health data to assist clinicians in improving the quality of patient care and to better understand individual/population health.

Jared has a diverse background including biomedical research (immunology, virology, oncology and genomics), informatics (data science, visualization), computational modeling (agent-based simulation, ODE), and development (Python, PHP, R, SQL/NoSQL databases). He has led multiple projects in the areas of population/public health, patient experience, decision support, pharmacogenomics and next-generation sequencing analysis. Some of Jared’s public-facing projects include: CrowdClinical and Thermia.

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Jared received a PhD in Immunology from Tufts Medical School and a MMSc in Biomedical Informatics from Harvard Medical School.

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Research, Development, Informatics, Data science


mHealth, Digital phenotype, Digital disease detection, Patient experience, Social media