Alex MatelskiStudent University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaClass of 2020
Predictive analytics, natural language processing, homelessness, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, microbial resistance patterns, emerging infectious agents.
Alex Matelski is an MD candidate in the class of 2020 with an interest in internal medicine and infectious disease. He studied biochemistry at Northwestern University and subsequently worked as a healthcare consultant at Sg2 before coming to medical school. He has served as student body secretary (UMSC) and president (UMSG), volunteers at the Córdoba Clinic for uninsured and Spanish-speaking patients, and was nominated as a James Scholar on the merit of outstanding academic performance. He will graduate concurrently with a certificate in Health Disparities Research from the UIC School of Public Health and his ongoing research projects span natural language processing and bioinformatics. He believes that advances in data science and predictive analytics will fundamentally alter the practice of medicine and, in turn, the ways we identify and treat epidemics. He hopes to harness this potential to improve the health of vulnerable populations.