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William Crown

Optumlabs
Chief Scientific Officer
William H. Crown, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of OptumLabs responsible for research activities of the Labs. From 2004-2013, Dr. Crown was President of the health economics, late phase research, data products, and epidemiology business units at Optum Life Sciences. He was Vice President of Outcomes Research and Econometrics at Thomson Reuters Medstat from 1994-2004. From 1982-1995, Dr. Crown was a faculty member of the Florence Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, where he taught graduate courses in statistics and conducted research on the economics of aging. He currently co-chairs the ISPOR Task Force on Machine Learning and is particularly interested in the intersection of machine learning and causal inference methods.