Thomas Jefferson University Research Magazine



“The use of big data in research holds enormous potential for improving public health and healthcare delivery, generating new knowledge more quickly than traditional scientific approaches, and providing a holistic understanding of specific illnesses,” says Amna Al-Alawi, DM, who recently completed her Doctor of Management degree from Jefferson’s Strategic Leadership program. “Ultimately, I believe it can offer enhanced care so that practitioners can understand more accurately the patient’s unique combination of genes, environmental risks and disease phenotype, which can help detect certain diseases at an earlier stage.”