Originating from the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, Sema4 is an interdisciplinary partnership of scientists, doctors, engineers, and genetic counselors. With a strong foundation of more than 160 years of clinical experience, world-class academic research, and pioneering information science, we are uniquely positioned to drive innovation in health.
We believe that the synthesis of information science and machine learning with the power of biodata at scale will revolutionize our ability to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. At the center of our pursuit is a strong commitment to engaging patients as partners and sharing our data, so that every patient’s journey helps complete the greater picture.
Presenter: Eric Schadt, PhD
Dr. Schadt is founder and CEO of Sema4, a health information company that is creating practical tools to help patients, clinicians, and researchers better diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. Dr. Schadt also serves as Dean for Precision Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He was previously Founding Director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Genomics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 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 (genetics and systems biology groups at Merck, the computational biology group at Rosetta, Sage Bionetworks, Pacific Biosciences, the Icahn Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and now Sema4) to elucidate common human diseases and drug response, using novel integrative genomics approaches based on genetic and molecular profiling data. He has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals, and contributed to a number of discoveries relating to the genetic basis of common human diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease.