Deloitte Consulting adds chief biomedical data scientist

22 November 2019 2 min. read
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Big Four firm Deloitte has announced the appointment of Dr. Vivien Bonazzi as a managing director and chief biomedical data scientist for Deloitte Consulting’s government and public services practice. In her new role, Bonazzi will work with federal agencies to leverage data science, technology, and cyber infrastructures that will allow them to better understand and use biomedical data.

"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."

Bonazzi has spent the bulk of her career in Maryland. Most recently, she served as senior advisor for data science in the office of the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There, she worked to connect the NIH intra-institutionally, as well as to government agencies, nonprofits, and commercial organizations, both in the US and globally. She also was the cofounder and leader of the NIH Data Commons, a cloud-based platform that allows its users to store, share, and access information, with the aim of achieving new biomedical discoveries faster.

Vivien Bonazzi, Chief Biomedical Data Scientist at Deloitte

She has also served as the program director for computational biology and bioinformatics at the NIH’s National Institute for Genome Research, as well as a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. Additionally, she worked as a director of product development for biotech firm Celera Genomics, and as a staff scientist at The Institute for Genomic Research.

Bonazzi holds a bachelor's degree in clinical biochemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology from the University of Canberra, Australia; a master’s degree in molecular pharmacology; and a PhD in molecular biology, pharmacology, and computational biology from the University of Melbourne.

"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," Kevin Brault, principal and federal health care leader at Deloitte, said.