Dr. H.H. (Hieab) Adams

Translating 'big' data into clinical improvement of neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. H.H. (Hieab) Adams
Erasmus MC, Department of Epidemiology/ Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Translating ‘big data’ into clinical improvement of neurodegenerative diseases

‘Big data’ has provided us with new insights into the underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Even so, patients are still receiving the same type of clinical care. Dr Hieab Adams seeks to use new statistical methods to use data sets providing information on cerebral imaging and genetics – MRI scans of the brain that consist of millions of measurement points, for example, or tens of millions of genome variations. The objective is to be able to more quickly translate study findings into clinical treatment methods.