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Eric Schadt. Ph.D.

Executive in Residence

Eric Schadt, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of Sema4, a patient-centered predictive health company built on the idea that more information, deeper analysis and increased engagement will improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Dr. Schadt also serves as the Dean for Precision Medicine and Professor of Predictive Health and Computational Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He was previously Founding Director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multi-scale Biology and Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences.

Dr. Schadt has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals and contributed to discoveries relating to the genetic basis of common human diseases such as diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Schadt is an expert on constructing predictive models of disease that link molecular biology to physiology to enable clinical medicine. Over the past 20 years, he has built groups and companies (Merck, Rosetta, Sage Bionetworks, Pacific Biosciences, Icahn Institute, and now Sema4) to elucidate the complexity of human diseases. Now, with Centrellis™, Sema4’s innovative health intelligence platform, Dr. Schadt is using advanced network analysis to build better models of human health and deliver personalized insights for patients.