Justin engages health system leaders with thought leadership that is grounded in data. He is a frequent speaker at health system retreats, industry conferences, board meetings and Sg2/Vizient events. Justin serves as a trusted adviser to strategy leaders at over a third of the nation’s hospitals, including more than 70 academic medical centers (AMCs). He collaborates with health care managers to convene stakeholders and facilitate discussions between clinical, financial and
administrative leaders.

During his tenure at Sg2, Justin has led both the medicine and surgery service line teams; he advises on how (or if) emerging technology will impact health care and leads research on enterprise topics for academic medical centers. For the past several years, he has helped organize, present, moderate panel discussions and convene guest faculty presenters for the Sg2 AMC Summit. His colleagues describe him as “the biggest nerd” on the Sg2 Intelligence team—a title he proudly owns.

Justin is a research scientist turned health care strategy consultant, working as a health care strategist for almost a decade. Prior to this, Justin worked in research and clinical settings at AMCs for nearly 15 years. He has managed teams of scientists and driven collaborations to publish and present cutting-edge research that increased the predictive power of personalized genomics. Frustrated by the slow incorporation of scientific innovation into care, he was drawn to strategy as a way to catalyze this pace of change. Justin’s systems biology approach leveraged AI and advanced analytics—experience he now leverages to analyze big data sets at Sg2/Vizient.

Prior to joining Sg2, Justin was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. He has also worked at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Chicago; and the Whitehead Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Justin earned a PhD in biomedical sciences from Northwestern University and an AB in biological sciences from the University of Chicago. Additionally, he holds certificates in data science from Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and from the Management for Scientists and Engineers “mini-MBA” program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

During his graduate studies, Justin received the Rappaport Award for Research Excellence. He also was selected to serve as a Malkin Scholar for Cancer Research in the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program and as a Chicago Biomedical Consortium Scholar. His findings have been published in top-tier scientific journals, and he has presented and won awards at conferences organized by the National Centers for Systems Biology and the Genetics Society of America.