Ali B. Abbasi, MD MPhil MSci is currently a general surgery resident with the UCSF Department of Surgery. He previously attended the University of Cambridge, where he obtained a BA/MSci in Physics and an MPhil in Computational Biology. At Cambridge, he rowed on the varsity crew team that won the 2016 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. He completed medical school at the University of Chicago where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.
Dr. Abbasi’s research lies at the intersection of public health, machine learning, and clinical medicine. He has previously worked with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, helping policy makers navigate public health crises using data science. He has worked on a wide range of issues including COVID-19, the opioid overdose epidemic, and childhood lead poisoning.