Dr. Abdul Shaikh is a Director in PwC’s Public Sector Practice helping government, non-profit, and private-sector clients identify innovation and develop essential capabilities in population health and precision medicine. Dr. Shaikh is leading a number of projects including sustainability models for health data networks, digital health interventions, and learning systems for public health. Prior to joining PwC, Abdul was a Program Director at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) where he led the PopSciGrid project, the first HHS pilot integrating and visualizing population health data for broad audiences, and helped fund several innovative programs including the NSF-NIH Smart and Connected Health FOA. Dr. Shaikh has led and served on Federal advisory groups including the AMIA Federal Health Informatics Working Group, the HHS Innovation Council, and the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) and mHealth PPP initiatives. While on detail at the ONC, he led the first HHS implementation of innovation challenges with the i2 Fund where his cross-agency leadership was recognized by the HHS Office of the Secretary for advancing public sector innovation.