Dr. Abdul Shaikh is a Director in PwC’s Health Industries Practice helping public and private-sector clients identify and develop essential capabilities and innovations in biomedicine and population health. At PwC Abdul leads engagements in digital health and precision medicine in consumer and clinical settings. One example of his projects: Developing a“learning” system to assist public health decision makers in identifying,selecting and implementing evidence-based strategies for health improvement targets. Earlier, Abdul was Director at the NIH (National Institutes of Health), leading national and international initiatives including the very first DHHS implementation of innovation challenges – and was recognized for that effort by the DHHSOffice of the Secretary for advancing public sector innovation. A seasoned presenter and author, Abdul has launched a new thought leadership series in the PwC Health Data Consortium on open data and innovation: (See more at http://bit.ly/1p8y5sq). Abdul has over 17 years of experience in translational medicine, policy development and strategic planning in population health innovation. He earned a Ph.D. in Health Behavior & Health Education (Univ. of Michigan), MHSc in Health Promotion (University of Toronto, School of Public Health) and BSc Bio-Psychology (University of Toronto).