The Center for Health Systems Effectiveness welcomes new Senior Research Engineer Ariel Balter. Though new to CHSE, he has held previous positions at OHSU, working as a computational biologist from 2015 until 2020. He credits his time at the OHSU Casey Eye Institute for sparking his passion for statistical modeling and analysis. In his most recent position at the Providence Portland Medical Center, Balter assembled a large graph database bringing together public data on cancer mutations and drug response.
Though ultimately earning his B.S. in physics at Evergreen State College and Ph.D. in physics at Indiana University, Balter initially left college during his first attempt to work in journalism, followed by carpentry and woodworking. Later, an experience helping a friend with calculus homework inspired him to continue pursuing his education.
About the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
The Center for Health Systems Effectiveness researches health care service delivery with the aim of improving the value and sustainability of the U.S. healthcare system.