Daniel Y. Chen, PhD, MPH, completed his PhD at Virginia Tech in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (GBCB). His dissertation was on data science education in the medical and biomedical sciences. He completed a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he studied how attitudes toward behaviors diffuse and spread in social networks. In a past life, he studied psychology and neuroscience at the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College and worked in a bench laboratory doing microscopy work looking at proteins in the brain associated with learning and memory.
Daniel currently works as a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of British Columbia and as a Data Science Educator at Posit, PBC (formerly, RStudio, PBC). He has been involved with The Carpentries as an instructor, instructor trainer, and community maintainer lead.