Ep 19 – David Glazer on navigating data to cure cancer, COVID-19 and more
In this episode I’m in conversation with David Glazer, founder of the Google Genomics team and an engineering director at Verily Life Sciences, where he helps life science organizations accelerate and scale their work with big data. He is a PI for the Data and Research Center of the NIH All of Us Research Program, serves on the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director, and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. (He’s also my brother and better at explaining things than pretty much anyone I know!) We explore how to navigate the extraordinary amount of data swirling around the current pandemic, along with more abstract questions like how to think about hard things, making sense of big and small numbers, and how to explain complex things in surprisingly simple ways.