Dr. Blanchard holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, completed his PhD at the University of Rochester in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and performed his post-doctoral research at Harvard University. He is currently Data Science Lead at Fresenius Medical Care North America. His team uses data science broadly across the organization to create predictive models and advanced analytics support for a diverse set of company needs. Central to his team’s goals is the use of natural language processing and machine learning to improve medical care of the many chronically ill patients Fresenius provides care for.
Dr. Blanchard has been widely recognized for his scientific achievements. He was the finalist for Forbes Top 30 Under 30 in Science for 2015 and 2016, with his research being featured in The New York Times, Wired, and Scientific America.