Prof. Jennifer Mindell
Dr Mindell is a public health physician with experience in epidemiological research, teaching, general practice, and health promotion. She leads the UCL team dealing with the Health Survey for England (HSE). She is also involved in work across Europe and Latin America to compare health examination surveys and their findings and how these are and can be used by policy-makers. A major interest is in policies that affect determinant of health and inequalities. She has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals, particularly on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors; transport and health; tobacco control; health impact assessment (HIA); and reports and briefings aimed at a range of audiences.
She is the theme lead for health for UCL's Transport Institute. Dr Mindell is principal investigator of a large cross-research council grant to develop tools to measure community severance at the individual, street, and area level, working with colleagues in UCL's Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Faculty and Bartlett Graduate School. She started the Faculty of Public Health's transport and health network, was co-organiser of the first International conference on Transprot an dHealth (held at UCL July 2015), and is a member of the executive of the Transport and Health Study Group (THSG), leading the work to revise and update its seminal report Health on the Move. She is Editor-in-chief of the new, award-winning Journal of Transport and Health.
Before coming to UCL, she was Deputy Director of the London Health Observatory.She has also worked in the Clinical Trials Unit in Oxford and in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Imperial College London.
She led a two-year cancer prevention programme in Oxford, where she developed extensive expertise in health promotion, particularly tobacco control, in which she has since been involved at a national level, both as a Trustee of ASH, Action on Smoking and Health, and for the Faculty of Public Health, whose Health Improvement Committee she chairs.
As the chief scientist and the director of data science of eBay, Dr. Kira Radinsky is building the next generation predictive data mining, deep learning and natural language processing solutions that will transform eCommerce. She co-founded SalesPredict, acquired by eBay in 2016, that was the leader in the field of predictive marketing building solutions leveraging large-scale data mining to predict sales conversions.
One of the up-and-coming voices in the data science community, she is pioneering the field of medical data mining. Dr. Radinsky gained international recognition for her work at Microsoft Research, where she developed predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning signs of globally impactful events, including political riots and disease epidemics. In 2013, she was named to the MIT Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators Under 35, in 2015 as Forbes 30 under 30 rising stars in enterprise technology, and in 2016 selected as "woman of the year" by Globes. She is a frequent presenter at global tech events, including TEDx, Wired, Strata Data Science, Techcrunch and academic conferences, and she publishes in the Harvard Business Review. Radinsky serves as a board member in: Israel Security Authorities, Maccabi Research Institute, and technology board of HSBC bank.
Dr. Radinsky also serves as visiting professor at the Technion, Israel’s leading science and technology institute, where she focuses on the application of predictive data mining in medicine.
Michael Yudell is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Yudell completed his PhD and MPH work in the Center for the History & Ethics of Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is the author several books, including Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the 20th Century (Columbia University Press), winner of the 2016 Arthur J. Viseltear Award from the American Public Health Association, Welcome to the Genome and The Genomic Revolution. Yudell, along with Dr. Samuel K. Roberts, edit the Columbia University Press series Race, Inequality, and Health. Yudell also conducts research on autism, ethics, and history, including a newly funded three-year National Science Foundation project examining the ethics of autism research. He is currently writing Ages of Uncertainty: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Search for Cause and Cure, a history of autism spectrum disorders. Finally, Yudell is currently Vice-Chair of the Newborn Screening and Follow-Up Technical Advisory Board, which advises the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health of matters related to the state’s newborn screening program