Ziad Obermeyer is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, where he does research at the intersection of machine learning, medicine, and health policy. He was named an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine by the National Academy of Medicine, and received numerous awards including the Early Independence Award -- the National Institutes of Health’s most prestigious award for exceptional junior scientists -- and the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He continues to practice emergency medicine in underserved communities. His work has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The BMJ, and Health Affairs, and his research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Schmidt Futures, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Prior to his career in medicine, he worked as a consultant to pharmaceutical and global health clients at McKinsey & Co. in New Jersey, Geneva, and Tokyo. He is a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude) and Harvard Medical School (magna cum laude), and earned an M.Phil. from Cambridge.