Todd Reid, ScD, MBA, MPH, MSc is an Epidemiologist, Senior Scientific Investigator and Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Reid's research focuses on integrating technology and innovation into health and the design and development of longitudinal epidemiological cohort studies and interventions. He co-authored the "Big Data and Health" report of the World Innovation Summit on Health (WISH) in Doha, Qatar, and teaches a course on “Data Driven Health” in the Media Arts and Sciences department of the MIT Media Lab.
As CATCH Faculty, Reid designs interventions that use wireless technology to enable continuous behavioral monitoring for chronic disease management.
Dr. Reid also serves as a research scientist and executive committee member of the Africa/Harvard School of Public Health Partnership for Cohort Research and Training (PaCT), a four-nation longitudinal cohort study that will enroll 500,000 people to investigate Africa’s “epidemiological transition”—the shift to chronic ailments. Dr. Reid is an executive steering committee member of the Global Cohort Initiative (GCI), a multi-institutional consortium that will comprise over 3.5 million study participants from which longitudinal “Big Data” on behavior and health status will be collected and assessed continuously.
Dr. Reid trained and worked for over a decade on cohort studies at Harvard Medical School, including the Nurses’ Health Studies (NHS). He holds a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health, an MPH and an MSc from Harvard University and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He earned a BA in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill.
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