Health and Life Sciences

Georgia Tech, through its partnerships with Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children's Healthcare, and other health organizations, is in a vantage position to revolutionize healthcare industry. We plan to address:

  • Electronic health care delivery including risk assessment and computational phenotyping
  • Personalized genomics and precision medicine
  • Predictive healthcare analytics for early diagnosis and prevention.


The Integrative Cancer Research Center
John McDonald, Director

Georgia Tech recently launched a new center dedicated to integrative holistic or 'systems' views of intra-and inter-cellular process involved in cancer. In this approach cancer is not viewed as a defect in any particular gene or protein, but as a de-regulated cellular/inter-cellular process. Understanding these complex processes requires the use of experimental systems-based approaches. The center's researchers also employ a number of high-throughput genomic technologies to gather systems data on the status of cancer cells.


Computational Health Initiative
Jim Rehg, Co-Director
Jimeng Sun, Co-Director

The Computational Health Initiative at Georgia Tech was formed to revolutionize healthcare research and delivery through computational methods and big data systems. The goals of the initiative are to 1) create and promote the adoption of standardized open source platforms for health analytics, 2) create a health big data ecosystem unifying all members of the community, and 3) develop gold standard analytic methods and best practices for data acquisition and management in addressing the challenges and opportunities in exploiting diverse multimodal data sources for health applications.