Science and Technology Innovator: Hope Watson

Data detective

Hope Watson, CPH '17, believes the answers to some of public health’s biggest problems can be found in data. 


Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg

During her senior year, she earned the top prize in the Temple Analytics Challenge. Two years later, after earning a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, she landed a full-time job at Alexion, one of the sponsors of the universitywide competition.

As a data scientist, she designs algorithms and uses statistics to help more patients gain access to important treatments. Her focus is on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with rare diseases. 

—By Lauren Hertzler, KLN ’13

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