Vivien Bonazzi has joined Deloitte’s government and public services practice as managing director and chief biomedical data scientist for Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Bonazzi, who has a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology, biology and computational biology from the University of Melbourne – Australia, will focus on helping federal agencies use data science methods, technologies and cyberinfrastructures to better understand and use biomedical data, the company said.
“Dr. Bonazzi’s in-depth knowledge of NIH and her deep technical expertise related to data science and biomedical research bring unique qualifications to Deloitte, as we deepen our expertise in the space,” said Kevin Brault, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP and federal health care leader.
Bonazzi previously served as a senior adviser in the Office of the Director at National Institutes of Health as well as co-founder and leader of the NIH Data Commons. She sought to create new ways to share, access, analyze, find and provide attribution to biomedical data and tools, creating connections across all NIH institutes, other government agencies, nonprofits and commercial organizations.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Deloitte and continue to follow my passion for understanding how data science methods and technologies can be applied to biomedical data to yield a better understanding of biology,” Bonazzi said. “I’m looking forward to supporting agencies in their mission to utilize data science to better understand and use complex biomedical data.”