#020 – Biostatistics & Informatics Part 2 – Prof. Levi Waldron
August 20, 2022
Data Scientist and Researcher Prof. Levi Waldron returns for Part-2 of his conversation with Host Bruce Watkins.
Dr. Levi briefly touches on his experience being diagnosed with HPV+ oral oropharyngeal cancer and his current NED status, before covering the various contributors to the medical research process and describing the new way of viewing who is a “researcher.” Bruce explores with Prof. Levi how he, as a data scientist, approached his cancer diagnosis, and how he coped with the typical emotions all patients face when hearing the news. Prof. Waldron also provides examples of how he prioritized what information to rely upon when making his decisions on the proper treatment approach for him. Dr. Levi’s cat also makes a quick cameo in the episode.
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Professor Waldron received a BSc in physics from the University of British Columbia, an MSc in physics from the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. in wood science from the University of Toronto. He developed his interest in biostatistics and public health during post-docs at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Harvard School of Public Health, before joining the faculty at CUNY. Prof. Waldron works on a variety of projects including some funded by the NIV, and he serves on the steering committee of the Microbiome Virtual International Forum, a multi-day event that brings together scientists from a variety of disciplines and specialties from around the globe to share information and learn about the Human Biome. Dr. Levi has also been very active in cancer support community, and shared his personal story throughout his cancer journey as an example to others I would follow.
Episode Host: Bruce Watkins
A Father, Cancer survivor, producer, podcaster, writer & content creator, speaker, voice-over artist, facilitator/moderator, avid traveler, cultural explorer, humanitarian, giving-back & minimalist evangelist, music enthusiast, former Corporate people leader, and curious soul who transformed into an unapologetically optimistic and unpretentious advocate of Life-Optimization for all.
After surviving Cancer and other life-changing experiences in 2017, Bruce gave away most of his possessions, left his home behind and began traveling, writing, volunteering, and giving-back.
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