Data Science Fireside Chat with Curren Katz of Johnson & Johnson


Thursday, August 5, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm



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"The Data Science team at Johnson & Johnson is excited to invite you to join them for a virtual fireside chat with Curren Katz, a leader in data science and Harvard alumna. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in conversation with Curren and ask any questions. Please see details about the virtual program and Curren below.

About Curren Katz, PhD
Sr. Director for Data Science Portfolio Management at Janssen R&D
At Janssen, Curren leads the Neuroscience portfolio of Data Science & Digital Health, as well as cross-therapeutic area Digital Health strategy. Prior to joining Janssen R&D, Curren was the Director of Data Science R&D at Highmark Health. Curren led Data Science product development, research services, and other data & analytic innovation. Under Curren’s leadership, the department deployed high-impact machine learning models in both payer & provider settings, published multiple studies & presented at national industry and academic conferences. Curren developed multiple new teams, including a Social Dominants of Health Analytics team, HR Data Science, and Operations Research team. Additionally, Curren led Data Science commercialization strategy, external partnerships, and R&D governance initiatives. Prior to starting the Data Science R&D department, Curren held various Data Science positions across Highmark Health where she built machine learning models, automated pipelines and drove Data Science adoption.

Curren is committed to increasing diversity in Data Science and leadership. She is an executive mentor for Data Science for All (DS4A), has been an invited speaker at multiple WiDS events on AI in Healthcare, as well as Ethical AI. Curren was named one of IBMs top 40 women leaders in AI for 2021 and has been a keynote speaker and featured panelist at multiple Think and Data & AI Forum events, where she has spoken about women in data science leadership, as well as AI, data & healthcare. Additionally, Curren has been a member of the Analytic Leader’s Council for the International Institute of Analytics (IIA) and represented Highmark at the Future of Privacy Forum on ethical AI, data sharing and partnership models.

Curren has worked in diverse healthcare and research settings in the US and Europe, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies, Humboldt-Universität and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Curren received her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Humboldt-Universität of Berlin, master’s degree from Harvard University, and undergraduate degree from New York University.

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