Vice President and Chief Data Officer
Professor, Biostatistics Program
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
J. Orin Edson Foundation Endowed Chair
Dr. Jeff Leek is vice president and chief data officer of Fred Hutch. In these roles, he leads efforts to shape and implement Fred Hutch's integrated data science enterprise, and fosters partnerships within the Seattle area's data science and technology ecosystem. His goal is for Hutch researchers to be able to access field-leading computational resources to advance their science. He also works with faculty to create tools and services that help the Hutch better collect, manage, use and share data, As a biostatistician, Leek develops statistical methods, software, and data resources and analyses that help researchers make sense of massive-scale genomic and biomedical data. As an educational leader, Leek has helped craft online open courses in data science that have enrolled millions. He has also partnered with community-based nonprofits to use data science education for economic and public health development.
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University of Washington, 2007, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 2005, M.S.
Utah State University, 2003, B.S.
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