Bruce Church

Bruce Church, PhD
Vice President, Analytics, GNS Healthcare


Bruce Church leads the design and implementation of the company’s proprietary REFS™ inference and forward simulation engine.

An expert in computational biophysics and supercomputing, Bruce spent the previous decade developing global optimization methods for computational protein folding, the results of which have been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Bruce has been awarded and served as the principal investigator on several major grants, including a $2.5 million award from the Department of Energy. Bruce received a B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.


Data and Analytics
Location: Plaza Room A
Bruce Church (GNS Healthcare), Greg Steinberg (Aetna)
Metabolic Syndrome, MetS, is a huge and growing health burden, whether we’re talking about burdens that are clinical or economic, societal or individual. GNS and Aetna have partnered to develop Big Data analytics solutions to identify and characterize both those with MetS and at risk for MetS. We will share results and discuss insights and challenges in working with real-world data. Read more.


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