Nick Semenkovich

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I'm a physician & medicine resident at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, interested in the applications of machine learning to healthcare, with a focus on chronic and metabolic disease. I also have a passion for information security as it applies to healthcare and medical devices.

I completed my MD/PhD at Washington University in St. Louis (as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program), where I was advised by Dr. Jeff I. Gordon and funded by the NHGRI. My PhD thesis in genetics explored the impact of the gut microbiota on host epigenetic signaling, as assayed by ATAC-seq.

Prior to WashU, I graduated from MIT with degrees in both Course 6 (EECS) and Course 7 (Biology), and briefly spent time at Google working on a project to manage large scientific datasets. At MIT, I also served as Editor in Chief of the student newspaper The Tech.

In information security, I'm currently developing a public ranking system for the security of healthcare systems (similar to the US News rankings), and previously wrote much of the modern Chrome version of the EFF's HTTPS Everywhere extension.

If you're bored, you can follow my main-belt asteroid — which looks like it's having a great time just a bit past Mars — or check the status of this legislation I helped draft that would require healthcare workers to receive yearly flu vaccinations.