Dr. Harsha Rajasimha
Dr. Harsha Rajasimha is a genomics data scientist by training with over 17 years of experience in precision medicine in academia, the National Institute of Health, healthcare and life science consulting, and multiple startups. He is a serial entrepreneur focused on accelerating the research & development of diagnostics and therapies for rare & common diseases. Dr. Rajasimha has founded numerous international organizations to address these challenges including Jeeva Informatics Solutions, Indo US Organization for Rare Diseases, and the national organization for rare diseases in India. He currently serves as the Founder and Chairman of Jeeva and IndoUSrare.
At Jeeva, Dr. Rajasimha is pioneering human-centric technology, innovation to accelerate patient recruitment for clinical research in a range of diseases including rare, chronic, infectious, and neurobehavioral disorders. He has authored 17+ publications, book chapters, and patents. He is a frequent speaker, convener of meetups, and panel discussions, and part of the conference organizing committees. Dr. Rajasimha has received numerous awards for his work in genomics, precision medicine, and rare diseases including a travel award to join the NGO Committee on Rare Diseases at the United Nations headquarters, New York City in February, 2019, Lead India Foundation 2020 Award for Leadership and Outstanding Achievement in Rare Diseases, NTT DATA Healthcare Life Sciences Silver Award for Outstanding Achievement 2017, Sanofi Genzyme Patient Advocacy Leadership Award 2016, Bioscience Company of the Year 2014, NEI Director’s Innovation Award 2012 for building their genomics cyber infrastructure. Dr. Rajasimha earned his M.S. in Computer Science (2004) and Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (2007) from Virginia Tech.