Dr Georgiy Bobashev
RTI Fellow, Center for Data Science, RTI International

Dr. Georgiy Bobashev is an RTI Fellow in the Center for Data Science at RTI International with over 20 years of experience in health research. He has been leading numerous projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. Dr, Bobashev received a Master’s degree in physics from St.-Petersburg Technical University in Russia in 1989. Between 1989 and 1993 he was a lead engineer at the Leningrad Agrophysics Research Institute. In 1997 he has received a Ph.D. degree in Biomathematics from the Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

His current research interest is focused on the applications of predictive modeling to health research. Predictive methods often combine machine learning with mechanistic (e.g., agent-based and system dynamics) modeling and require linking multiple datasets of various nature. Dr. Bobashev applied modeling, statistical analysis and machine learning to a variety of health- and policy-related areas, including substance use, HIV, child/maternal health, influenza, measles, cancer, diabetes, and violent behavior.