Brian at CC Summit





I have been an invited speaker at a number of national and international events to share my experiences living at the intersection of biomedical research, technology, and policy. See below for a reverse chronological ordered list of events where I have been invited to speak:

Personal top 10 list (rev. chronological order)

  • Health research in an increasingly digital world. American Embassy Tunisia. Tunis, Tunisia. 2018 May 07

  • Keynote. Decentralization, molecular profiling, and an ancient parable. MISP Talks: The New Horizon in Biomedicine. Copenhagen, DK. 2017 December 08

  • Panelist. Sharing data in global health: finding reality in the aspiration. Gates Grand Challenges Meeting. Washington DC. 2017 October 03

  • Supporting communities in an increasingly decentralized biomedical research ecosystem. Creative Commons Summit. Toronto, CA. 2017 April 30

  • Panelist. Giving back: how returning data can improve health. South By Southwest (SXSW). Austin, TX. 2017 March 14

  • Keynote. Decentralization: a trend in biomedical research. Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. Washington DC. 2016 September 28

  • Research participation as a social contract. Responsible openness, International Data Forum. Denver, CO. 2016 September 14

  • The beginnings of an open ecosystem in mHealth. New York Academy of Sciences Conference on Mobile Health: The Power of Wearables, Sensors, and Apps to Transform Clinical Trials. New York, NY. 2015 September 30

  • Keynote. Biomedical research in an increasingly digital world. Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program Vision Setting Meeting. Baltimore, MD. 2015 January 13

  • Patient-as-partner: building a bridge between citizens and researchers. White House OSTP Roundtable on Patient Data Donation for Research. Washington DC. 2014 August 08




The rest of the best (rev. chronological order)

  • Fostering autonomous and inclusive research. BioIT World. Boston, MA. 2019 April 18

  • Keynote. Mutual incentives: the sweet spot for collaboration. Integrating neuroinformatics research with industry. Toronto, CA. 2019 March 25

  • Panelist. Open science and FAIR data sharing principles. Grand Challenges Explorations: Data science approaches to improve maternal and child health in India, Brazil and Africa. New Delhi, India. 2019 March 14

  • Panelist. National data sharing strategies and initiatives, United States. Nature conference: redefining neurodegeneration. Toronto, CA. 2018 December 5

  • Panelist. Data collection, analysis, and interpretation. CTTI Mobile Technologies recommendation launch at FDA. Silver Spring, MD. 2018 July 17

  • Panelist. Open sharing of clinical trial data. Society for Clinical Trials. Portland, OR. 2018 May 20

  • Keynote. Research decentralization: a changing biomedical research landscape. LeiShield kickoff meeting. Tunis, Tunisia. 2018 May 08

  • Keynote. Mobile health: emerging technologies and opportunities. Technovation Tunisia regional pitch. Tunis, Tunisia. 2018 May 05

  • Guest Lecturer. Research in mobile health. NYU-ITP quant humanists course. New York, NY. 2018 March 26

  • Decentralization, molecular profiling, and an ancient parable. HL7 Genomics Conference. Washington DC. 2018 February 20

  • Decentralization: a changing biomedical research landscape. Institute Pasteur Open Science Day. Paris, FR. 2017 November 30

  • Decentralization: a changing biomedical research landscape. The Expansion of the Health Data Ecosystem. Maastricht, NL. 2017 November 10

  • Digital health: opportunities in clinical trials. Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), North Central California (NCC). Novato, CA. 2017 September 20

  • Mobile technologies: enabling a decentralized research ecosystem. Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA). Seattle, WA. 2017 June 28

  • Decentralization: a changing biomedical research landscape. Duke University. Durham, NC. 2017 May 17

  • Enabling communities of researchers working across institutional boundaries. GP-Write Conference. New York, NY. 2017 May 10

  • eConsent and mobile health research. Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates (ORCA). Seattle, WA. 2017 May 05

  • Wearables and big data: opportunities in clinical trials. Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Seattle, WA. 2017 May 02

  • The beginnings of an open ecosystem in mHealth. DAHSHU Data Science Symposium: Computational Precision Health. San Francisco, CA. 2017 February 22

  • Decentralization: a changing biomedical research landscape. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Seattle, WA. 2017 February 01

  • Special address. Towards a biomedical data commons. Law Seminars International: Cutting Edge Issues in Technology Law. Seattle, WA. 2016 December 02

  • Keynote. Biomedical research in an increasingly digital world. Big Data in Health and Medicine: Midwest Big Data Hub. Omaha, NE. 2016 August 11

  • Panelist. Digital tools for drug discovery and development. Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) 2016. San Francisco, CA. 2016 June 09

  • Mobile technologies: riding the hype cycle together. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Oncology Retreat. Portland, OR. 2016 June 06

  • Panelist. A public access for data access. Quantified Self Public Health Symposium. San Diego, CA. 2016 May 18

  • Panelist. Sharing data for better health. Seattle’s Life Science Disruptors Symposium. Seattle, WA. 2016 May 02

  • The beginnings of an open ecosystem in mHealth. Mozilla Science Labs: Working Open Workshop. Berlin, Germany. 2016 February 04

  • Smartphones and surveys and sensors, oh my. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Data Science Affinity Group Seminar. Seattle, WA. 2016 February 01

  • Biomedical research in an increasingly digital world. UCLA NIH BD2K Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. 2015 August 20

  • Enabling communities of researchers working together across institutional boundaries. Mayo Clinic Genetic Epidemiology and Risk Assessment Program (GERA) Seminar Series. Rochester, MN. 2015 January 28

  • Tools for reproducible research in an increasingly digital world. Mayo Clinic Department of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. Rochester, MN. 2015 January 28

  • Panelist. Our next edge: data and the genome. The Data Effect. Vancouver, BC. 2014 December 01

  • How technology platforms can accelerate research through provenance and transparency. Janssen Labs, Johnson & Johnson. Philadelphia, PA. 2014 November 20

  • Leveraging the web to make science more collaborative. Google Genomics. Seattle, WA. 2014 October 14

  • The intersection of software and science. Mozilla Science Lab Community Call. The internet. 2014 October 09

  • Leveraging the web to make science more collaborative. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Seattle, WA. 2014 August 13

  • Evaluating the quality of open access content. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Forum. Las Vegas, NV. 2014 June 28

  • Caveat emptor: what you need to know about online journals, open access, and open science. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2014 June 09

  • Panelist. Collaborative approaches to generating the evidence we need in healthcare. Evidence, Data, & Methods (EDM) Forum Stakeholder Symposium. San Diego, CA. 2014 June 07

  • Large-scale collaborative science. Discovery and Validation of Novel Therapeutic Targets for Alzheimer’s Disease: National Institute of Aging (NIA). Bethesda, MD. 2014 February 05

  • Transparent and reproducible research. NextGen Scientific Publishing Summit. New York, NY. 2013 September 30

  • Enabling our collaborative future. Inventing the Future of Medicine: University of Washington Bioengineering Department. Seattle, WA. 2013 September 24

  • Supporting living research projects. PI Meeting for the Integrative Cancer Biology Program: National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD. 2013 May 06

  • Discussant. Tools for implementing reproducible research. Eastern North American Region (ENAR) / International Biometric Society. Orlando, FL. 2013 March 11

  • clearScience: tools for communicating in the computational sciences. Reproducibility in Computational and Experimental Mathematics: Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM). Providence, RI. 2012 December 14

  • Panelist. Health & data partnerships: collaboration to benefit in the data age. The Data Effect. Toronto, Ontario. 2012 October 19

  • Panelist. Saving lives, saving money: how to link, analyze, and design data. The Data Effect. Vancouver, British Columbia. 2012 June 05

  • Panelist. What can I do with an undergraduate degree in statistics. Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). Washington DC. 2009 August 06

  • Lecturer. Mayo Clinic graduate school course on high dimensional data analysis. Mayo Clinic Graduate School. Rochester, MN. 2008 May 22-23

  • Lecturer. The role of biostatistics and IT in clinical research at the Mayo Clinic. University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI. 2007 December 03