Dr. Abdul Shaikh is a Director in PwC’s Health Industries Practice working with Federal health agencies, non-profits, healthcare entrepreneurs, health systems, and other commercial organizations to identify and develop essential capabilities in population health and precision medicine. He has a passion for helping organizations advance new and sustainable models for health data infrastructure, commercialize evidence-based digital health, develop and grow cross-sector partnerships, and advance innovative learning systems approaches for clinical and public health. Abdul brings a seasoned perspective to his work grounded in extensive experience translating science-into-practice across the healthcare ecosystem. Prior to PwC, he led a program of health innovation research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) resulting in several ‘firsts’ where Abdul’s cross-agency leadership was recognized by the HHS Office of the Secretary for advancing public sector innovation. These include leading the first Federal pilot integrating and visualizing disparate health-related data, the first HHS innovation prize competitions, and the first NIH small business innovation grants for population health. Abdul enjoys working with health innovation accelerators and incubators including the Health Datapalooza, Health Data Consortium, and HHS Innovation Council. A seasoned presenter and author, Abdul led a recent thought leadership series on open data innovation. He has also judged a number of healthcare innovation competitions, conducted peer reviews for scientific grants and publications, and mentored many digital health startups.