Stream: Computational Health
Will Canestro is a venture capitalist, health economist and meta-epidemiologist with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry. He is currently the managing director of the Seattle-based Washington Research Foundation – a foundation operating at the intersection of academic research, technology development, public and private investment, philanthropy and industry. Will manages the Foundation’s biotech and engineering VC investment portfolio. Through the WRF, he has made 25 investments in 19 Washington-based companies. Will also teaches courses at the UW School of Business and School of Pharmacy on Health Innovation and Meta-Analytic methods respectively. Will obtained his PhD in Health Economics and Outcomes Research from the University of Washington and has a MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford.